Hector, Arkansas (Pope County)

Last Updated: 12/11/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.66 miles
Highest Elevation: 1363 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Hector
Nearest Town w/ Services: Atkins
Official Road Name: 93052A
Management Agency: Ozark National Forest
District: Big Piney Ranger District


Highlight: Barker
A quiet, peaceful journey awaits as you travel along Barker Road. Situated near one of the main roads crossing the Ozark National Forest, Barker provides a great off-highway access point into the heart of the forest while experiencing a small waterfall along the way. This road is an excellent start to your journey through the spectacular Ozarks National Forest.


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1. Barker Trailhead (0 mi)
Right off Old Highway 27, you will see a non-descript turn-off for this trail. Once you turn onto the dirt, you will make your way through a mild stretch of forest before meeting up with Felkins-Meyer Bridge.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hector, Arkansas

Head north on Highway 27 approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Old Highway 27. Continue north on Old Highway 27 for approximately 5.2 miles to the trailhead on the left.



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Brandon McCullough

Mapping Crew - Arkansas

Brandon is an avid camper, and thorough follower of the motto "pack light; freeze at night". Spending 6 years in the Marine Corps Infantry, he learned to sleep on the ground under the stars. No tent required. After purchasing his Nissan Xterra and joining the off road community, he has learned to get a little more comfortable since his rig is carrying the gear now; instead of himself. Brandon spends most of his time with his dog Yams, or doing one of the following: working in the garage on his Nissan Xterra, Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, Volkswagen TDI Golf, spending time at the rifle range, out on the water kayaking and Trout fishing, at a NASCAR race, or on the trails in his Xterra.
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