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blueBlack Womble Trail

Trail

35.5 mile 57.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,093' 1,248 m
Descent: -3,748' -1,142 m
High: 1,271' 387 m
Low: 581' 177 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Dan Watson

The Womble is a 39-mile singletrack heading east-west along an Arkansas mountain ridge following the Ouachita River.

Dan Watson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked

The Forest Service may close down sections of Womble during controlled burns.

Don't feed the bears.

Description

The trail begins at one lake (North Fork) and ends at another (Ouachita). It passes through the thick hardwoods and dark pines of the Ouachita National Forest, opening occasionally to spectacular bluffs above the river. This is rolling terrain – ranging between 1,000 and 1,600 feet in elevation – but it all adds up to serious mileage and elevation gain.

Flora & Fauna

During the warmer months, be aware of chiggers, ticks, and possibly snakes. Otherwise, enjoy the beautiful hardwood and pine forest views.

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