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Buckhorn OHV Trail System

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Alt Names

Ozark National Forest, Boston Mountain Ranger District, Lee Creek, Fall Creek, Buckhorn Creek, Cove Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Ozark National Forest offers two main trail loops that make up about 40 miles of offroad trails that go near small caves and waterfalls. Most of terrain is hardpacked dirt with some loose chunk rock. There are a few creek crossings but depending on the time of year and amount of rainfall, crossings can get very deep.

The main staging area off of Lee Creek Road offers plenty of space for parking but no services so bring your own supplies. The area is open year-round and all vehicle types are permitted.

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Nearest CityLee Creek, AR
AddressNorth Lee Creek Road, Chester, AR 72934
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From: Fort Smith, AR
1) Take SR-59 north about 12 miles
2) Veer right (north-east) onto SR-220, continue about 11 miles
3) Staging area is on the right (east).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Miles Of Trail40
Climate TypeForest
Elevation900 to 1200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly MaintainedTrails are marked with orange and red diamonds.
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permittedmost trails wide enough for Jeeps/Land Cruisers
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredNo(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentArkansas residents are required to register all 3 and 4-wheeled OHVs with the AR Department of Revenue. Decal is not a forest pass, it fulfills state requirements only. Arkansas residents can call their county revenue department for more information.




First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (S)Summit Medical Center (479) 474-2276
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Cedarville Convenience Store (479) 474-1420
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Cedarville Convenience Store (479) 474-1420
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (S)Parkridge Campground (479) 410-4678
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (S)Parkridge Campground (479) 410-4678
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (S)Parkridge Campground (479) 410-4678
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Cedarville Convenience Store (479) 474-1420
Swimming Swim AreaLee Creek, AR
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Lee Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp (501) 223-6300


Contact InfoOzark National Forest - Boston Mountain Ranger District
1903 N. 18th Street
Ozark, AR 72949
(479) 667-2191



Buckhorn Trail Photo

Buckhorn OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 12/3/2017 (Thanks!)

Buckhorn Trail Photo

Husqvarna motorcycle and rider posing near a small waterfall on the trail.

Photo Submitted 12/7/2016 (Thanks!)

Buckhorn Trail Photo

Buckhorn OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 1/30/2017 (Thanks!)

Buckhorn Trail Photo

Buckhorn OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 5/9/2018 (Thanks!)

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