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LOViT: Ode to Bench

Intermediate
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A skippy jaunt from Mt. Harbor Road to two perfect views of Lake Ouachita.


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4.6

Miles

7.3

KM

99%

Runnable

726' 221 m

High

612' 187 m

Low

307' 94 m

Up

307' 94 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Wear Orange in hunting season.

Overview

Hal, Jim, Pat, and Rod knew you would love it.

Need to Know

For maximum affect of scenic enjoyment at the numerous lake overlooks, run this trail in the fall. For maximum affect of flora and fauna, moss, fern and lichen, run this trail in the early mornings of summer. Park at the trailhead on Mt. Harbor road. Watch out for mountain bikers and hound dogs hunting turkey.

Description

You've had an exhausting day at the lake. The crappie weren't biting, your ATV lost a tire, the ice machine broke, and the cooler is warm. When the going gets tough, the tough get going down a relaxing trail. This is the cure. This is a simple out and back designed to re-center your focus when life feels a bit heavy. You have many chances to ponder purpose on this trail, so bring it back to what is most important. Sit down, or not, and remember that this opportunity to run the trail was given as a gift for you to enjoy. Many long hours of trail nurturing went into making this run special. Pay it forward.

Flora & Fauna

Fern, moss, and lichen.

History & Background

Trail maintained and completed by those who love it.

Contacts

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

A bench along the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail overlooks Lake Ouachita, AR.
May 5, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR
Owens Bridge
Sep 25, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR
Hal Barnes Bench
Sep 25, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR
Jim Owens Family Bench.
Sep 25, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR
Pat H. Paradies Bench
Sep 25, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR
Mountain Harbor Resort Bench: view of the lake.
Sep 25, 2017 near Mount Ida, AR

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