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

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #5153

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.

This is the only section of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail currently open to mountain biking. Please respect these boundaries. We hope to include more in the future.

This is a hiking trail which allows mountain biking through remote sections of the Ouachita Mountains. Expect some off the bike traversing but also some fun downhills along the way.

On the western end, lodging, camping and dining are available at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. The trail also connects with the Womble Trail - IMBA Epic in Montgomery County. This area is used as part of the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race.

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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
    -0.259%
  • Grade max
    -45.32%
  • Grade min
    37.124%
  • Distance climb
    50.3 miles
  • Distance down
    51.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.4 miles
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