Black Fork Mountain

Black Fork Mountain stretches across the Arkansas and Oklahoma border in the Ouachita mountain range and is located in a designated wilderness area. The range is the result of plate collisions pushing rock upward and has been reduced to approximately 1/3 its original height by erosion. The valley between Rich Mountain and Black Fork Mountain contains an ancient fault line. The area is heavily forested with oak and pine and the summit of Black Fork Mountain is covered with brush and dwarfed old (100+ yrs) oaks as well as a private cemetary with graves for both sides of the Civil War. Black Fork Mountain may be accessed from the Oklahoma or Arkansas side and is a rugged forested trail with outstanding vistas of the valleys and hills surrounding it.

Elevation (feet): 2,600
Elevation (meters): 792
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Oklahoma, Arkansas
Latitude: 34.712
Longitude: -94.368
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: long ago
First successful climber(s): Prehistoric Indians
Nearest major airport: Fort Smith, AR
Convenient Center: Mena, AR

Thanks to Rob Speer for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Black Fork Mountain.

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  • Log #18248 - by BUTCH BERRY on May 11, 2004
    MY FIRST HIKE IN OVER 20 YEARS. TOOK MY 11 YEAR OLD SON, THIS WAS HIS FIRST HIKE EVER. SEEMED A LITTLE TOUGHER THAN IT USED TO BE BUT MAYBE ITS JUST ME. GOOD TRAIL WITH EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE AREA.