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blueBlack Lake Ouachita Vista Trail - IMBA Epic

Trail

38.3 mile 61.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,683' 1,123 m
Descent: -3,785' -1,154 m
High: 1,295' 395 m
Low: 486' 148 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Joe Jacobs

An IMBA Epic on the south shore of Lake Ouachita. Climbs lead to great views.

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Description

Built over the last 10 or 15 years on both Corps of Engineers and US Forest Service land, the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) covers 40 plus miles of shoreline and ridge top tiding. A favorite for both mountain bikers and distance runners alike.

Start at either end or one of several trailheads in the middle. The western end is lower lands with rolling hills between Joplin and Denby. The middle includes tough climbs to the top of Hickory Nut Mountain where riders can take in breathtaking views of Lake Ouachita and the Ouachita Mountains. The eastern section is dominated by a long ridge ride with more beautiful views.

Nearby are the towns of Mount Ida (home of the Womble Trail - IMBA Epic ) to the west and Hot Springs to the east. Various campgrounds and resorts dot the area near the trail giving visitors plenty of options to stay overnight.

FYI - The western section of the trail is in a dry county so byob if you would like an after libation.

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Jul 18, 2019
Nicole O'Brien
Jul 13, 2019
Butch Jones
Trail is in awesome shape, fresh weed eaten trails, only 1 downed tree. 16mi
Jun 10, 2018
Tim Donlan
11.5mi
Feb 17, 2018
Will Peterson
38.3mi
Nov 28, 2017
Jim Garland
Nov 5, 2017
Eric Leroy
Rode most of it as an out and back Sat/Sunday. Trail was in good shape, wet & rainy but not muddy at all. Great ride as usual.
Oct 21, 2017
Cameron Bickert
Started on the East trailhead, made it almost to Charlton Trail. 16mi — 6h 30m
Sep 24, 2017
Fadi Slim

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#24

in Arkansas

#763

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