Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas & Oklahoma
Trail Highlights: The Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail is a network of looping horse trails that winds over various types of terrain and through a variety of tree types. Rides range from moderately easy to more difficult. Connecting loops offers riders an opportunity to explore exciting outdoor opportunities.
Surrounding Areas: Jack Creek Campground, Sugar Creek, Jack Creek, Buck Ridge Rifle Range, Dry Creek Wilderness, Jack Creek Overlook Trail, Sugar Creek Hiking Trail, and Hogan Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area
Length: 35 miles.
Travel time one- way: Loops range from 2 hours to all day.
Surface type: Unsurfaced.
Difficulty Level: Easy to most difficult.
Recommended Season: Fall through spring.
Water: Sugar Creek Equestrian Camp.
Safety: During fall season, hunting is a very poplar sport. Be alert and wear bright orange and place orange on your horses.
Directions: From State Hwy 23 take Hwy 116 East of County Road 19. Turn south for 8 miles to Knoppers Ford Recreation Area. Go south, past Knoppers Ford for ½ mile to Road S30, turn left. Go approximately 1 ¼ to the Horse Trailhead parking and camping area.
Trail Marking: Yellow rectangles and yellow on posts.
History: This complex network of horse trails began in 1990 when a local group of equestrian riders became interested in having trail access for horseback rides.