Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT)

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Ozark Highlands Trail runs for a length of 253 kilometers through Arkansas in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and it usually takes 13 days to walk the Ozark Highlands Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and on campsites.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Ozark Highlands Trail

253 km
Elevation gain
6.900 m
Elevation loss
7.000 m
Highest Point
710 m
Lowest Point
Buffallo River / 200 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
253 km
6.900 m
7.000 m
710 m
Buffallo River
200 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Ozark Highlands Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Ozark Highlands Trail
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

The best time to hike the Ozark Highlands Trail is:


Arrival to the Ozark Highlands Trail

You will arrive via Tulsa International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Ozark Highlands Trail

Departure is via Tulsa International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen / Taxi. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Ozark Highlands Trail

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