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416 mi 669 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 22 Trails Intermediate Trails 72 Trails Hard Trails 12 Trails
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Gems in West-Central AR - 3

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gem Favorite Thunderhead over Rich Mountain.

Black Fork Peak Overlook

(1) Mena, AR
gem Favorite This is a view of the trail from the top of the tower. You can see it extending from the left hand side down the hill.

Hot Springs Mountain Tower

(10) Hot Spr…, AR
gem Favorite Hiking on the Goat Rock Trail in Hot Springs National Park

Goat Rock Overlook

(4) Hot Spr…, AR

Recommended Routes in West-Central AR - 9

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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 Stone remnants of an old generator mill at Rick's Pond
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunset Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 1,155' Up 351.97 m Up 1,581' Down 481.9 m Down

Hot Spr…, 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 Hot Springs, AR
Intermediate

Hot Springs Mountain Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km 205' Up 62.62 m Up 199' Down 60.62 m Down

Hot Spr…, 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 West-Central AR - 97

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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
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Freeman
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10The Light on the Hill
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
Mena, AR
0.8 mi 1.2 km #11Inner Loop
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
Mena, AR
1.7 mi 2.7 km #12Waffles and Coffee
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Blue Shale
Difficult
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Difficult
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.4 mi 0.7 km #14Evergreen
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #15Waterworks Blue
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.0 mi 0.1 km #16Buzz By
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR
1.7 mi 2.7 km #17Smoke Alarm
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Recalculate
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Mason Jar
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs National Park, AR
0.3 mi 0.5 km #20Ouanita
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Easy
Hot Springs National Park, AR

Photos of West-Central AR - 147

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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
Stone remnants of an old generator mill at Rick's Pond
May 13, 2016 near Hot Spr…, 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