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330 mi 531 km of trail 7 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails
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Gems in Ouachita National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Thunderhead over Rich Mountain.

Black Fork Peak Overlook

(1) Mena, AR

Runs in Ouachita National Forest - 8

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Favorite Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Difficult

ERL- Eagle Rock Loop

25.5 mi 41.0 km • Loop • 2,505 ft Ascent 763.42 m Ascent

(75) Dierks, AR
Favorite Vibe at one of the aid stations along the race.
Difficult

Arkansas Traveller 100

103.9 mi 167.2 km • Loop • 7,734 ft Ascent 2357.27 m Ascent

(1) Perryville, AR
Favorite A bench along the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail overlooks Lake Ouachita, AR.
Difficult

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT)

38.3 mi 61.6 km • Point to Point • 3,929 ft Ascent 1197.42 m Ascent

(4) Mount Ida, AR
Favorite Thunderhead over Rich Mountain.
Difficult

Fire Tower to Black Fork Mountain

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 2,283 ft Ascent 695.95 m Ascent

(3) Mena, AR
Favorite A bench along the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail overlooks Lake Ouachita, AR.
Intermediate

LOViT: Ode to Bench

4.6 mi 7.3 km • Out and Back • 307 ft Ascent 93.54 m Ascent

(2) Mount Ida, AR
Favorite This dirt road leads to the Ward Dam. The gate closes at random times, so you can be trapped if you drive here.
Difficult

Earthquake Ridge Trail Upper Loop

2.1 mi 3.4 km • Loop • 318 ft Ascent 97.01 m Ascent

(2) Mena, AR
Favorite The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Difficult

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

226.3 mi 364.3 km • Point to Point • 25,660 ft Ascent 7821.13 m Ascent

(3) Talihina, OK
Favorite The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Difficult

Rich Mountain Trail

12.3 mi 19.9 km • Point to Point • 1,930 ft Ascent 588.14 m Ascent

(2) Mena, AR

Trails in Ouachita National Forest - 38

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10.2 mi 16.5 km #1Athens Big Fork Trail
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.5 km Mena, AR 11 
35.5 mi 57.2 km #2Womble Trail
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Difficult
35.5 mi 57.2 km Mount Ida, AR
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Serendipity Trail
Easy
Mount Ida, AR
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Mount Ida, AR
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Bomber Trail
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
18.7 mi 30.0 km #5Ouachita NRT: Segment 9
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
Difficult
18.7 mi 30.0 km Hot Springs Village, AR
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Ward Dam Road
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Mena Peak Trail
Difficult
Mena, AR
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mena, AR
20.3 mi 32.7 km #8Ouachita NRT: Segment 7
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Difficult
20.3 mi 32.7 km Mount Ida, AR
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Fern Loop
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mena, AR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10The Light on the Hill
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mena, AR
0.8 mi 1.2 km #11Inner Loop
Easy
Mena, AR
Easy
0.8 mi 1.2 km Mena, AR
13.3 mi 21.4 km #12Little Missouri River Trail
Intermediate
Dierks, AR
Intermediate
13.3 mi 21.4 km Dierks, AR
2.7 mi 4.4 km #13Tall Peak Trail #14C
Difficult
Dierks, AR
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Dierks, AR
9.5 mi 15.2 km #14Caney Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
9.5 mi 15.2 km Mena, AR
17.9 mi 28.8 km #15Ouachita NRT: Segment 4
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
17.9 mi 28.8 km Mena, AR
10.1 mi 16.3 km #16Ouachita NRT: Segment 11
Intermediate
Perryville, AR
Intermediate
10.1 mi 16.3 km Perryville, AR
4.5 mi 7.3 km #17Buckeye Trail
Intermediate
Dierks, AR
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.3 km Dierks, AR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18Settler Loop
Intermediate
Mena, AR
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mena, AR
21.1 mi 34.0 km #19Ouachita NRT: Segment 10
Difficult
Hot Springs Village, AR
Difficult
21.1 mi 34.0 km Hot Springs Village, AR
21.8 mi 35.1 km #20Ouachita NRT: Segment 8
Difficult
Mount Ida, AR
Difficult
21.8 mi 35.1 km Mount Ida, AR

Photos of Ouachita National Forest - 95

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Wildflowers from Eagle Rock Vista
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Fall colors in Shady Lake area.
Sep 28, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
These rock cliffs provide an interesting change of scenery near the first creek crossing.
May 24, 2017 near Dierks, AR
The Ouachitas shine in late afternoon glow.
Feb 24, 2017 near Mena, AR
Blue Haze vista in spring.
Apr 27, 2017 near Mena, AR
Winding Stairs area on the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Albert Pike Recreation Area
Sep 22, 2015 near Glenwood, AR

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