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324 mi 522 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Burls Country Smokehouse This is a great place. Really like their sandwiches as well as the beef jerky and beef sticks. My son says it’s his favorite jerky you can buy.
DeLuca's Pizzeria Best pizza pie in Hot Springs. Well-worth the price. Owner hails from Brooklyn, NY as well. Authentic as you can get.
Wok Express Chicken and broccoli is awesome!
Colonial Pancake & Waffle House Not fun place with kids..thy kicked us out.
Rolando's Restaurante Never go to here. It sucks.
The Pancake Shop They don't take plastic so plan ahead!
Taco Bell What can I say? It's TB. Well worth it every time!
Shipley Do-Nuts best place ever!!
Steinhaus Keller Does this place serve a good Wiener Schnitzel?
Picante's Try the carne asada really good
Colorado Grill Bronco burrito was the best thing ever. Don't have palaces this good where I'm from in Minnesota. Well worth it. And friendly staff.
Brick House Grill Service sucked order sandwich with out onion sandwich came with onion girl takes back to kitchen and 2 min later comes back with the same sandwich. Wtf they just picked the onions off.
Taco Mama First time eating here...the food was great!
Rocky's Corner There is no better pizza in hot springs ....
Cafe 1217 This is the best place in town to get quality fresh good food. Their tomato soup and sandwiches are fantastic!
King Kone The most amazing female mullet spotted here!
Mr. Whiskers Shrimp Po Boy with Whisker sauce - it's the dish.
El Parian Favorite place to eat Mexican food. Great staff, friendly
415 Union St, Dardanelle AR — (479) 229-2211
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Heather gave the kind of friendly, professional service one rarely finds in a chain restaurant in Arkansas. She needs to be training wait-staff.

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Gems in Ouachita National Forest - 1

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Featured Hikes in Ouachita National Forest - 7

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Trails in Ouachita National Forest - 35

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Mena, AR
9.9 mi 15.9 km Mena, AR
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
30 days ago
35.5 mi 57.2 km
#2 Womble Trail
Mount Ida, AR
35.5 mi 57.2 km Mount Ida, AR
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#3 Mena Peak Trail
Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#4 Ward Dam Road
Mena, AR
0.6 mi 1.0 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#5 Serendipity Trail
Mount Ida, AR
1.4 mi 2.2 km Mount Ida, AR
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#6 Bomber Trail
Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
0.6 mi 0.9 km
#7 Fern Loop
Mena, AR
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#8 Inner Loop
Mena, AR
0.8 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
9.5 mi 15.2 km
#10 Caney Creek Trail
Mena, AR
9.5 mi 15.2 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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Dry
37 days ago
4.5 mi 7.3 km
#11 Buckeye Trail
Dierks, AR
4.5 mi 7.3 km Dierks, AR
All Clear
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Dry
37 days ago
Dierks, AR
13.3 mi 21.4 km Dierks, AR
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#13 Settler Loop
Mena, AR
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
Mena, AR
18.1 mi 29.2 km Mena, AR
Minor Issues
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Pretty gnarly brier patches on both sides of Foran Gap... about 2-3mi from the trail head for about 2-3 miles.
10 days ago
Dierks, AR
14.6 mi 23.4 km Dierks, AR
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km
#16 Charlton Trail
Piney, AR
2.5 mi 4.0 km Piney, AR
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km
#17 Southern Loop
Mena, AR
1.2 mi 2.0 km Mena, AR
All Clear
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83 days ago
Booneville, AR
3.7 mi 5.9 km Booneville, AR
Unknown
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4.3 mi 7.0 km
#19 Hunt's Loop Trail
Hot Springs Village, AR
4.3 mi 7.0 km Hot Springs Village, AR
Unknown
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Booneville, AR
26.0 mi 41.9 km Booneville, AR
Unknown
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