Ouachita National Forest For Mountain Biking

The 7th most popular mountain bike trail in Arkansas.

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Located near Jessieville in the Ouachita National Forest, the 1.6 million acre Ouachita National Forest reminds many of the Sawtooth Mountains. The ONF has 400 miles of trails with jagged climbs and descents through blackjack oak and butternut hickory forests. Trails include: East Loop of Bear Creek (12 mi.), Possum Kingdom Mountain Bike Loop (12 mi.); Attila The Hun (7.5mi); Wolf Pen Gap (60 mi.); Earthquake Ridge (5.5 mi.) and Cedar Lake Trail (25 mi.).

Overall, Ouachita National Forest is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 14 mountain biking rides in Arkansas. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Ouachita National Forest including Womble Trail, Buffalo Gap Mountain Bike Route, Ouachita National Recreation Trail, Bear Creek Trail System, Billy Creek Trail and Boardstand TrailHorsetheif Springs Trail.

Ouachita National Forest (AR/US)

Ouachita National Forest (AR/US)

Ouachita National Forest (AR/US)

Ouachita National Forest (AR/US)


Local Contact(s):  Ouachita National Forest (501) 984-5313; Arkansas Visitors (800) NATURAL; Parkside Cycles (501) 623-6188.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! The Ozarks" from Steve Henry

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Breakfast Restaurant:  Mount Ida Cafe

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  5856


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