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Ouachita Nat. Forest AR.- Eagle Rock Loop
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Jay Cramin
(jcramin) - F

Locale: South
Ouachita Nat. Forest AR.- Eagle Rock Loop on 09/15/2009 06:51:25 MDT Print View

My son and I and a friend and his son are planning to do the Eagle Rock Loop in the Ouachita National Forest on October 9-13. This is going to be for the boys Backpacking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, so it will be a 5 days and 30 miles, so we plan on doing some of the Points of Interest that are on the side trails so we can make a minimum 30 miles.

Can someone tell me the good things to see and do on the Eagle Rock Loop Trail and where are the best places to camp along the trail ?

Also any special things we may need to look for or take with us.


Jack Newton
(figster) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
A great camera on 09/15/2009 09:13:28 MDT Print View

Ive never spent a night off Eagle Rock so I do not have any advice in regards to sleeping. Though, you're hitting the Ouachitas at about the best time of the year - the leaves should be starting to turn. If you could push the trip back a weekend or two, you'd be very rewarded with a nice colour show.

Most hunters are still down though archers will be out in full swing. Also, some muzzleloaders may also be staking out ground as their seasons begins on the 17th of October. Do wear some orange.

I'll be on the OT that time too. I'll be doing Hwy 9 to Pinnacle State Park. We wont see each other, but I'll think of your trip and wish you rootless treads!


Edited by figster on 09/15/2009 09:14:01 MDT.

Jay Cramin
(jcramin) - F

Locale: South
Hope you have a good trip also on 09/15/2009 12:59:09 MDT Print View

Thanks for the info and I hope you have a good trip also