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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 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 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 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
Favorite Hickory Nut Mountain Trailhead
Difficult

Lake Ouachita Vista (LOViT): Hickory Nut Mountain to Crystal Springs

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,112' Up 339.02 m Up 473' Down 144.08 m Down

Piney, AR
Favorite Hickory Nut Mountain Trailhead
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Ouachita Vista (LOViT): Joplin to Hickory Nut Mountain

4.0 mi 6.5 km 220' Up 67.01 m Up 670' Down 204.15 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Looking out at the Ouachita's.
Difficult

Foran Gap

22.5 mi 36.2 km 2,985' Up 909.91 m Up 2,985' Down 909.92 m Down

Mena, AR
Favorite The Falls.
Difficult

Eagle Rock Loop

24.9 mi 40.1 km 2,431' Up 741 m Up 2,424' Down 738.83 m Down

Mount Ida, AR
Favorite The big crossing - www.mtbark.com
Intermediate

Brush Heap Loop

17.2 mi 27.7 km 1,654' Up 504.27 m Up 1,650' Down 502.87 m Down

Glenwood, AR

Ouachita National Forest Biking

  • 469 Miles 755 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ouachita National Forest - 23

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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 24 
108.4 mi 174.5 km #2Ouachita National Recreation Trail - IMBA Epic
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
Mena, AR
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Earthquake Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Mena, AR
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Rocky Ridge Loop
Difficult
Piney, AR
Difficult
Piney, AR
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Buck Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Mena, AR
Easy/Intermediate
Mena, 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
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8South Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
4.3 mi 6.9 km #9Charlton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Piney, AR
15.5 mi 25.0 km #10Little Missouri
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR
Intermediate/Difficult
Dierks, AR

Photos of Ouachita National Forest - 77

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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
20 Miles from Denby point to crystal meadows!
Jun 3, 2021 near Mount Ida, AR
Challenging rock garden on the Rock Ridge Loop.
Nov 21, 2016 near Piney, AR
An example of one of the many rock gardens on Blowout Mountain
Apr 8, 2019 near Mount Ida, AR
Cruising along the Lovit
Feb 6, 2018 near Piney, AR
View of Lake Ouachita
Nov 22, 2016 near Piney, AR