Ouachita NRT: Segment 12
ElevationAscent: 2,282' 695 m
Descent: -2,451' -747 m
High: 890' 271 m
Low: 260' 79 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (10°)
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“Low hills, bluffs, river bottomlands and 16 miles around a beautiful lake, very different from the rest of the ONRT.”— John Carroll
After the trail leaves Patterson Branch, it turns east and at approximately mile 196 begins to follow the Big Maumelle River along it's south bank. There are a few bluffs and ups and downs over low hills in this area, but soon the trail follows the river on relatively flat terrain until reaching mile marker 202 at AR highway 10.
At mile 202, the trail turns north to cross the Lake Maumelle highway bridge. Immediately after the highway bridge, the trail re-enters the forest and follows the northern edge of Lake Maumelle until reaching Highway 300 in Little Rock near Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
The OT then follows Hwy 300, crossing an historic iron bridge over the Maumelle River, and reaches the southwest corner of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. From here, the OT enters the forest and joins the Base Trail of Pinnacle Mountain State Park to the East Summit Trail parking lot, where the OT begins its final 1.5 miles to Pinnacle Mountain Visitors Center, the eastern end of the Ouachita Trail (mile 223.5).