Pike County High Point Trip Report
Hog Pen Mtn on Langley quadrangle (1,780+ ft)
Date: December 24, 2001
Author: Hans Haustein
To reach the Pike County highpoint go north from Langley AR on Highway 369 at the junction of Highway 84 and
Highway 369. The Forest Road that goes east toward the highpoint is 2.1 miles north of Langley and just south
of the Ouachita National Forest Sign, and just north of Blocker Creek. Follow National Forest Road 10185
east for 2 miles to a forest road that intersects from the south, the latitude and longitude for this
intersection are (34.33635° N, 93.81933° W).
Park here. There is currently quite a bit of logging in the area, so be on the look
out for fast moving log trucks.
Across from the road to the south is an old road that heads north toward Hog Pen Mountain. The summit is
0.66 mile straight line distance from the road intersection. The old road heads up the southwest side of the
mountain and does several switchbacks. The old road fades out near some old mines on the side of the mountain.
There are several steep drops into some of these open mines, so be on the lookout. From the
mines, it is a steep bushwhack up the mountain to an obvious highpoint area. There are great views to the
south and west from some of the open glade areas toward the summit. The summit itself is tree-covered
with views during leaf off. The latitude and longitude of the summit are (34.34446° N, 93.81363° W).
I built a rock cairn and left a capped white PVC highpoint register at the summit. I was unable to locate the
benchmark HOG when I was there. All of the access described to this highpoint is on National Forest Land.