Ouachita Trail Backpacking Trip (12/10/2021 to 12/12/2021)


Backpacking on the Ouachita Trail

Long Hike: HWY 9 Trailhead to Flatside Pinnacle Mountain (12.4 Miles)

                Friday:  Hike from HWY 9 to Nancy Mountain Shelter (2.3 Miles)

                Saturday: Hike from Nancy Mountain Shelter to Brown Creek Shelter (7 Miles)

                Sunday:  Hike from Brown Creek Shelter to Flatside Pinnacle Mountain (3.1 Miles)

Short Hike:  Flatside Pinnacle Mountain to Brown Creek Shelter and back. (6.2 Miles Round Trip)


Long Hike Start:  HWY 9 Trailhead


Short Hike Start:  Flatside Pinnacle Mountain


Short and Long Hike End:  Flatside Pinnacle Mountain


Departure Time:  

Meet Friday at 5:30 at the Church, depart by 6:00.

Return Time:  

Estimated return by 12:30 Sunday.  This could change.  Be sure to watch your email on Sunday.  Pickup at the Church.



Packing List: 

Minimum of 3 Liters of water.  Be sure your water bottles are FULL when you arrive at the church.

Hunter Orange Vest or Shirt

See Backpacking Checklist on our website.


See How to Pack Your Backpack on our website for tips.


See Backpacking Food Ideas on our website.



Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Each scout should have a food buddy. 

Saturday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes

Saturday Lunch that can be eaten on the trail

Saturday Supper

Sunday Breakfast (Hot or Cold).  Need to be able to prepare and eat in less than 30 minutes


Friday night.  Low of 30 degrees.  Possible Rain.

Saturday and Sunday, High in mid 50s.  Low of 33.  Sunny.