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Ouachita National Forest

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253 mi 406 km of trail 13 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Ouachita National Forest - 13

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Favorite View from the top of the first climb out of the Highway 27 (Fishing Village) Trailhead.
Intermediate/Difficult

Womble Trail - IMBA EPIC

35.5 mi 57.2 km 4,093' Up 1247.68 m Up 3,748' Down 1142.3 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite An example of one of the many rock gardens on Blowout Mountain
Difficult

Ouachita Challenge Race

60.7 mi 97.6 km 5,751' Up 1752.91 m Up 5,760' Down 1755.5 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Beautiful view from the top of Suck Mt
Difficult

Suck Mountain

3.5 mi 5.6 km 566' Up 172.63 m Up 618' Down 188.28 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite An example of one of the many rock gardens on Blowout Mountain
Difficult

Blowout Mountain

6.4 mi 10.2 km 1,057' Up 322.22 m Up 1,201' Down 365.98 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Freshly cleaned trail on Big Brushy
Difficult

Big Brushy

6.6 mi 10.6 km 477' Up 145.38 m Up 1,010' Down 307.92 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite LOViT, from Denby Bay Trailhead
Intermediate

Denby Point To Tompkins Bend Loop

8.1 mi 13.1 km 442' Up 134.71 m Up 442' Down 134.57 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Scenic Overview
Intermediate

Buffalo Gap Gravel Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 998' Up 304.25 m Up 1,003' Down 305.77 m Down

Hot Spr…, AR
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate/Difficult

Earthquake Ridge

4.4 mi 7.1 km 540' Up 164.45 m Up 540' Down 164.71 m Down

Mena, AR

Trails in Ouachita National Forest - 19

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38.3 mi 61.6 km #1Lake Ouachita Vista Trail - IMBA Epic
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Ida, AR 23 
108.4 mi 174.5 km #2Ouachita National Recreation Trail - IMBA Epic
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
Mena, AR
4.7 mi 7.6 km #3South Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Earthquake Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5Rocky Ridge Loop
Difficult
Piney, AR
Difficult
Piney, AR
3.8 mi 6.2 km #6Morgan Hollow Loop
Intermediate
Piney, AR
Intermediate
Piney, AR
4.1 mi 6.5 km #7North Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
4.3 mi 6.9 km #8Charlton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
15.5 mi 25.0 km #9Little Missouri
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Southern Loop
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
Mena, AR
19.8 mi 31.9 km #11Gladstone NF Road #11
Intermediate
Hot Springs Village, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs Village, AR
4.7 mi 7.5 km #12Rich Mountain Trail
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
Mena, AR
7.7 mi 12.4 km #13Athens Big Fork
Difficult
Dierks, AR
Difficult
Dierks, AR
11.3 mi 18.2 km #14Viles Branch
Intermediate
Dierks, AR
Intermediate
Dierks, AR
13.7 mi 22.1 km #15Old North Fork NF Road #779
Easy
Hot Springs Village, AR
Easy
Hot Springs Village, AR
1.8 mi 2.9 km #16Glades Loop
Easy
Piney, AR
Easy
Piney, AR
4.6 mi 7.5 km #17Potato Hill NF Road #22
Easy
Ola, AR
Easy
Ola, AR
2.6 mi 4.2 km #18Buffalo Gap NF Road #122
Intermediate
Hot Springs Village, AR
Intermediate
Hot Springs Village, AR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #19Blakely Cutoff NF Road #788
Easy
Hot Springs Village, AR
Easy
Hot Springs Village, AR

Photos of Ouachita National Forest - 70

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Views of Lake Ouachita
Apr 24, 2015 near Piney, AR
Rocky Ridge Loop
Nov 21, 2016 near Piney, AR
View from the top of the first climb out of the Highway 27 (Fishing Village) Trailhead.
Feb 10, 2016 near Mount Ida, AR
Challenging rock garden on the Rock Ridge Loop.
Nov 21, 2016 near Piney, AR
Cruising along the Lovit
Feb 6, 2018 near Piney, AR
View of Lake Ouachita
Nov 22, 2016 near Piney, AR
LOViT, from Denby Bay Trailhead
Oct 3, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
On top of Hickory Nut Overlook.
Feb 7, 2018 near Mount Ida, AR