Ouachita Trail Shuttle Service



 Ouachita Trail Guide

Join us on the trail.


Best way to contact us is by email:

(guide) at ouachitatrailguide.com

 Phone: 918-383-0060

Please note this is NOT an emergency number and is NOT monitored 24hrs. 

Mailing Address:

54562 US Highway 59, Heavener, OK 74937


 Experience the beauty of the Ouachita Trail (officially the Ouachita National Recreation Trail) with a shuttle service.


Get a lift with our shuttle and enjoy the Ouachita Trail without backtracking to your vehicle.

Shuttles are available from Mile 0 (Talihena State Park) to Pinnacle Mountain State Park including through hikers who wish to start at MP 0.

Standard Shuttle has seating for up to six passengers. We can possibly make arrangements for larger groups.

 The same general areas apply for:

  • re-supply,
  • wellness checks, and
  • camp services.

 Example shuttle runs (for 1 -5 passengers):

  •  Pick up at Queen Wilhelmina State Park (QWSP) shuttle to Talimena State Park.
  •  Pick up at Queen Wilhelmina State Park (QWSP) shuttle to Big Brushy.

 We charge for the shuttle runs (not per person).

  •  QWSP will require you to register as a hiker and park your vehicle by the steam locomotive.
  • We will call QWSP after your expected arrival time to be sure you have arrived safely.
  • If you have not arrived we will alert QWSP to a potential problem and work with emergency services to locate you.
  • For this reason we take a picture of hikers we shuttle when we drop them on the trail. This will give emergency services a current picture of you and your equipment in case of emergencies.

 Our costs are flexible so just let us know what you want to do and we'll tell you what we can do to help. 

 What happens if you need an unplanned pickup after being shuttled out to the trail? Do we charge extra?

 This happens frequently as people hit unanticipated issues. We encourage hikers to carry cell-phones and we will retrieve you from the nearest road access as soon as we can make the run. The last few hikers to call us have paid something towards the fuel cost and our time..

 What happens if you have driven yourself to the trail and need an unplanned pickup?

 We consider this to be an initial shuttle request and the standard fee would apply.  We do NOT monitor the listed phone number unless we have shuttled hikers to the trail. 911 services are available for most of the trail.

Shuttle Reservation Confirmation:

Unfortunately, we've had several no-shows where we've driven to meet someone for a shuttle and they've not taken the time to cancel their reservation. This not only prevents us from helping someone else, but also costs us money. To help recoup these costs we ask you confirm your shuttle reservation with a $25 down-payment of the fee. The balance may be paid by cash or personal check when we meet. Thank you for understanding.

Non-refundable reservation fee

Shuttle Full Payment Option:

Please use this donation button to make your full shuttle payment or to pay for other services.