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330 mi 531 km of trail 7 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails
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Gems in Ouachita National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Thunderhead over Rich Mountain.

Black Fork Peak Overlook

(1) Mena, AR

Recommended Routes in Ouachita National Forest - 7

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Favorite Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Difficult

ERL- Eagle Rock Loop

25.5 mi 41.0 km 2,505' Up 763.42 m Up 2,511' Down 765.37 m Down

Dierks, AR
Favorite A bench along the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail overlooks Lake Ouachita, AR.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT)

38.3 mi 61.6 km 3,929' Up 1197.42 m Up 4,032' Down 1228.94 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Thunderhead over Rich Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Fire Tower to Black Fork Mountain

14.2 mi 22.8 km 2,283' Up 695.95 m Up 2,284' Down 696.18 m Down

Mena, AR
Favorite A bench along the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail overlooks Lake Ouachita, AR.
Intermediate

LOViT: Ode to Bench

4.6 mi 7.3 km 307' Up 93.54 m Up 307' Down 93.54 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Difficult

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

226.3 mi 364.3 km 25,660' Up 7821.13 m Up 26,290' Down 8013.24 m Down

Talihina, OK
Favorite This dirt road leads to the Ward Dam. The gate closes at random times, so you can be trapped if you drive here.
Intermediate/Difficult

Earthquake Ridge Trail Upper Loop

2.1 mi 3.4 km 318' Up 97.01 m Up 318' Down 96.81 m Down

Mena, AR
Favorite The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rich Mountain Trail

12.3 mi 19.9 km 1,930' Up 588.14 m Up 1,147' Down 349.6 m Down

Mena, AR

Trails in Ouachita National Forest - 38

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10.2 mi 16.5 km #1Athens Big Fork Trail
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
Mena, AR 11 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Serendipity Trail
Easy
Mount Ida, AR
Easy
Mount Ida, AR
35.5 mi 57.2 km #3Womble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Bomber Trail
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
Mena, AR
18.7 mi 30.0 km #5Ouachita NRT: Segment 9
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Ward Dam Road
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
Mena, AR
20.3 mi 32.7 km #7Ouachita NRT: Segment 7
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Fern Loop
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9The Light on the Hill
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
Mena, AR
0.8 mi 1.2 km #10Inner Loop
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
Mena, AR
13.3 mi 21.4 km #11Little Missouri River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Tall Peak Trail #14C
Difficult
Dierks, AR
Difficult
Dierks, AR
9.5 mi 15.2 km #13Caney Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
Mena, AR
17.9 mi 28.8 km #14Ouachita NRT: Segment 4
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Mena Peak Trail
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
Mena, AR
10.1 mi 16.3 km #16Ouachita NRT: Segment 11
Intermediate
Perryville, AR
Intermediate
Perryville, AR
4.5 mi 7.3 km #17Buckeye Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18Settler Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Mena, AR
Easy/Intermediate
Mena, AR
21.1 mi 34.0 km #19Ouachita NRT: Segment 10
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
21.8 mi 35.1 km #20Ouachita NRT: Segment 8
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR

Photos of Ouachita National Forest - 95

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Wildflowers from Eagle Rock Vista
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Fall colors in Shady Lake area.
Sep 28, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
The Caney Creek Trail east trailhead is located on Fas 2400.
May 24, 2017 near Dierks, AR
These rock cliffs provide an interesting change of scenery near the first creek crossing.
May 24, 2017 near Dierks, AR
The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Feb 24, 2017 near Mena, AR
Blue Haze vista in spring.
Apr 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
Winding Stairs area on the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR