Eight West Equestrian Trail Horseback Riding

The 7th most popular equestrian trail in Arkansas.

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Near Mena and west of Hot Springs in the Ouachita National Forest, the Eight West Equestrian Trail is a great horseback ride.

To reach the western horseback riding trailhead from the intersection of U 71 and SR 8 in Mena, go west on SR 8 for 14 miles. Take a right on FS 514 (Skyline Dr.) and travel about 0.5 miles to parking on the left.

Overall, Eight West Equestrian Trail is the 7th most popular horse trail of all 10 horseback rides in Arkansas. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Eight West Equestrian Trail including Cedar Lake Equestrian Trails, Billy Creek Trail, Boardstand Trail / Military Road, Horsetheif Springs Trail, Fourche Mountain Horse Trail and Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail.

Eight West Equestrian Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Ouachita National Forest (501) 394-2382; Mena Tourism (501) 394-2912; Hot Springs Visitors (800) 543-2284; Arkansas Visitors (800) NATURAL; Castleberry Stables (501) 623-6609; Panther Ranch (501) 623-5556; Arkansas Horse Council (870) 446-6226.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bar Fifty Ranch (888) 829-9570

Breakfast Restaurant:  Gilligan's Cafe, Hot Springs (501) 525-3919

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita

GPS:  34.6518, -94.4315

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12958

Eight West Equestrian Trail Horseback Riding Map


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