Fourche Mountain Trail is 26 miles in length with loops providing for short or day-long trips. While some of the loop sections are designated easy, this trail, which is not well maintained, is not suitable for those who prefer speed. Narrow tread and rocky conditions make riding difficult through the mixed forest with steep areas and high vantage points. Features include an abandoned silver mine, views of the Ouachita Mountains, rock glades and stream crossings at Rock and Turner creeks. Fourche Mountain Trail has one main access point with parking and no camping. There is no fee for use.
The trailhead is located six miles east of "Y" City on U.S. 270. From U.S. 270 turn south onto on Forest Service Road 172. For more information, contact the Poteau Ranger District at (479) 637-4174.