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

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The LOViTl is a scenic trail that offers a variety of terrain through forested lanscapes.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

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Singletrack

1,252' 381 m

High

631' 192 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

670' 204 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is a well-designed and well-built trail on 90 percent singletrack through old growth, mixed species forest. It offers riders multiple challenges and rewards as it traverses deep verdant valleys and five different mountains while crossing multiple steams and creeks. It was built as a winding trail along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita to link all the resorts and campgrounds.

Description

The climb up to Hickory Nut Mountain from this section is very difficult. It is very steep and the trail consists of loose rock and very steep side slopes so take caution. If you are descending this section, also please be careful and keep your speed in check. This is definitely the more difficult side to climb up to Hickory Nut Mountain.

The rest of the trail heading towards/from Joplin isn't too bad, I think there is just a couple of short, steep sections that you have to watch out for. The terrain is much like the rest of the LOViT trail, pretty flowy with some nice scenery.

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Cliff Li

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 6 votes

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Photos

Hickory Nut Mountain Trailhead
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
Hot Dog Falls
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail - Hickory Nut Mountain to Pipe Springs section.
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
One of the Cascades along the trail to Hickory Nut
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail - Joplin to Hickory Nut Mountain section.
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR
Joplin Trailhead
Jun 27, 2015 near Mount Ida, AR

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May 13, 2018
Terry Boxx
Oct 1, 2016
Chris Beveridge
The hike-a-bike up Hickory Mountain was no easy task at the end of 13 miles. Going down was awesome!
Oct 13, 2015
Nando Journeyman
Rode from Joplin up to Hickory Nut or the way to Crystal Springs. Did it as an out-and-back.