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6 mi 9 km of trail 1 Hike

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A quick getaway destination for those wanting to breathe in fresh mountain air and escape from big city living. This wonderful small town is nestled in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains of Western Arkansas and blessed with copious outdoor adventure opportunities. Imagine Norman Rockwell scenic nostalgia combined with a blossoming artistic community all centered around historic Mena's downtown revitalization.

Fishing, hunting, class four rapid kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, ATV riding, live theater, live local music, art gallery, restaurants, antiquing, car shows, motorcycle rallies and touring, and a booming Bed & Breakfast community.

Don't miss the annual Lum and Abner festival in June or the festive Christmas lighting and fireworks display the first weekend in December.

Hikes in Mena - 1

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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 • Loop • 318 ft Ascent 97.01 m Ascent

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Trails in Mena - 7

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Bomber Trail
Intermediate
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0.7 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Ward Dam Road
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0.6 mi 1.0 km Mena, AR
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Fern Loop
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0.6 mi 0.9 km Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4The Light on the Hill
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0.7 mi 1.1 km Mena, AR
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Inner Loop
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0.8 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Settler Loop
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0.9 mi 1.5 km Mena, AR
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Southern Loop
Intermediate
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1.2 mi 2.0 km Mena, AR

Photos of Mena - 12

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Holistic Ouachita Trails lead to Ward Dam. (H.O.T. Dam for short).
Feb 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
A huge pause-record/play button (seen below) protrudes from the valley. If quiet, one can hear it play back Carl Sagan lectures and Norman Greenbaum recordings.
Feb 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
This dirt road leads to the Ward Dam. The gate closes at random times, so you can be trapped if you drive here.
Feb 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
1966 Corner Property Line and Red Rocks - They don't make corner property lines like they used to!
Jan 12, 2017 near Mena, AR
A spooky shack hides amongst the hardwoods on Earthquake Ridge.
Jan 11, 2017 near Mena, AR
Polk County Arkansas' 'Banksy' is talented, but more raw.
Feb 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
The Cross on the Hill stands high above the trail.
Mar 1, 2017 near Mena, AR
Make a left when you see this sign.
Feb 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
A lichen-covered Fairy Tree grows trailside.
Jan 12, 2017 near Mena, AR
The forests in this area are rife with hardwoods.
Jan 11, 2017 near Mena, AR
From the visitor's parking, head north to a sign at the mountain biking trailhead. Go right when you see this sign. Go left when the trail forks shortly after.
Jan 5, 2017 near Mena, AR
The Southern Trail Bridge is a sturdy piece of construction.
Jan 11, 2017 near Mena, AR