103.9 miles
18,924 ft
-20,344 ft
2,613 ft
High Point


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

The 108-mile stretch between Highway 88 (the Talimena National Scenic Byway) and Scenic Highway 7 north of Hot Springs is open to mountain biking, making it the longest mountain bike trail in the state. The most traveled part of the trail by mountain bikers is a section in Montgomery County used as part of the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race each spring.

The trail features camping shelters spaced approximately every 10 miles with only a few left to be built. This ride presents a true adventure trip with beautiful views, stream crossings and rugged terrain. Expect to do some hike-a-biking if you decide to take on this trail.

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More Stats for Ouachita Recreation Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,420 ft
  • Altitude min
    615 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,436 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,015 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    50.3 miles
  • Distance down
    51.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.4 miles
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