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This is the home page for the volunteer organization that built and maintains 230 miles of the 240 mile (as of 2017) and growing Ozark Highlands Trail, and pioneered the 15 mile Ozark Highlands Trail Lower Buffalo Wilderness Route in northwest Arkansas. All of our outings and meetings are open to the public and there is never any charge (club membership is required for work trips in order for you to be covered by government accident insurance). You can keep up with all of these activities by reading the online newsletter. There is some general information about the Ozark Highlands Trail, along with an overall map, and also a link to the online store where you can purchase guidebooks, maps, and other outdoor publications. There is also information about hike ratings and hiker responsibilities, plus a links page for other outdoor clubs and web sites of interest. OHTA is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, with members in 20 or more states Organized in 1981 to build, maintain, and ENJOY the Ozark Highlands Trail Header images by Bill Dark. Prints can be purchased at williamdark.com.


The OHTA is growing and proud to announce the addition of the OHTA Eastern Chapter to our organization. The OHTA EC offers a range of opportunities for our rapidly increasing membership in the north central Arkansas region and for the many hikers enjoying the eastern sections of the OHT. OHTA Board member, Phil Brown, at brown.philip9@gmail.com is leading the team launching the new Eastern Chapter. Please feel free to contact Phil or OHTA@Ozarkhighlandstrail.com for more information. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Hikers Please Register

Please sign in (and out) at trail head register boxes on the cards or in the notebook provided. It helps the OHTA prioritize maintenance outings by knowing the number of people using a section, and it gives search and rescue a clue where to find you if the unexpected happens. The more information you provide the better the results. While you’re at it, please pick up an OHTA card to help you Report Maintenance Problems. Thanks.

Hikers Can Help Maintain OHT

Please report trees across the trail that you cannot step over by describing the situation, the mile marker number of the next marker you come to and the date you saw it.  Likewise for washouts and landslides.  Just e-mail OHTA@ozarkhighlandstrail.com   Your reports save our sawyers time and are much appreciated.


The OHTA meets the second Sunday of the month except June thru August.  Member meetings are held at the Washington County Agriculture Extension Service, 2536 McConnell Rd. in Fayetteville, AR.  From I-540 Exit 66 south on AR 112 (Garland Ave), turn west at Drake Street stop light to reach McConnell Rd, turn south to WCES (near the fair grounds). 36.098 latitude 94.180 longitude. Club address:   Ozark Highlands Trails Association of Washington County, P. O. Box 4065, Fayetteville, AR 72702-4065


Our Members receive OHTA Bulletins, so please join the OHTA and provide your current e-mail address and postal address today.   Moved lately?  Let us know your new address.    Contact OHTA@OzarkHighlandsTrail.com   If you didn’t get an e-mailed Bulletin in the last two months,  we don’t have your e-mail address!

Current Hikes

Find them on the Events Calendar pages.


The OHTA Base Camp at Redding Campground pulled up stakes March 22, 2011 after completing a scenic 0.6 mile spur trail from Arkansas Highway 215 at Indian Creek Recreation Area parking lot to the OHT at mile 52.9. The elevation gain is 343 feet, gradients up to 20%, average 9.6%.