Choctaw Nation Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,310' 1,009 m
Descent: -3,596' -1,096 m
High: 1,715' 523 m
Low: 849' 259 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A long traverse on the southwest side of Winding Star Mountain.”— Leslie Kehmeier
The route then descends the south side of Winding Stair, crossing the Ouachita Trail several times before reaching the valley floor near Talimena State Park. From here, the run heads east toward Bohannon Lake. This section is a rolling descent with a handful of steep, short climbs.
There is a big climb as you skirt north past Bohannan Lake, running in and out of small drainages along the way. This section of the route also has some beautiful forest and nice views from a prominent ridge.
The descent into Sycamore Creek is steep and quick. You may or may not encounter water here, depending on the season.
The last bit of the route takes you across the wooded bottomland of Billy Creek, which runs over some boulders along the way. Once across, look for Forest Road 6020B and turn right (south), following it to the parking area.
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Land Manager: USFS - Ouachita National Forest Office