Lake Ouachita Biking Trails

 

Lake Ouachita Vista Biking Trail in the Denby Area is designed to provide a view of Lake Ouachita.

The trail begins at Denby Bay and follows the hilly shoreline for approximately five miles where it terminates at the entrance to the US Corp of Engineers Thompkins Bend Campground.

The first 2.5 miles has been rated blue by IMBA with several long grades that dip into hollows covered in old growth high canopies. The last 2.5 miles truly hugs the lake with multiple high vistas of the Lake. You will enjoy the steep drop on "Ole Breathless" a 20% grade into Hush Hollow a serene moss and fern lined hollow where the only sound you will hear is the stucco of the Great Pileated Woodpecker or a fussy chickadee. You can look for the Coon Tree Hotel an old growth Oak Tree that Raccoons love to sleep in or find the Squirrel Head Tree.

 When you finish coast on down to the Shangri-La Resort for some of their famous homemade pies.

Directions

(From the West)
Take Us 270 east from Mt. Ida about 10 miles to Shangri-La Road take a left and go one block to Trail's End Road and take another left.
Go to the end of the road where it terminates at the lakeshore where you will find the southern trailhead parking area.

(From the East)
Take Us 270 west from Hot Springs about 25 miles from last stop light. Turn right onto Shangri-La Rd go one block turn left onto Trail's End Rd and go to the end of the road where it terminates at the lakeshore. Trailhead is to the left of the Parking lot.

Click on the below for more information, virtual tours, Pictures
and locations of biking trails around Lake Ouachita. 

Trail NameRegion CityLength Minimum SkillType
Athens Big Fork Ouachita Glenwood9.5 miles IntermediateOut & Back
Bear Creek Ouachita Hot Springs 45 miles N/A Loop
Bear Creek
ATV
Ouachita Lake Greason
Area
31 miles Intermediate Out & Back
Big Brushy Complex Ouachita Mena 15.5 miles Intermediate Loop
Brush Heap Loop Ouachita Glenwood 16.5 miles Intermediate Loop
Buffalo Gap Ouachita Hot Springs miles N/A Loop
Cedar Glades Ouachita Hot Springs 10 miles Beginner Loop
Charlton Trail Ouachita Lake Ouachita
South Side
miles Beginner Out & Back
Eagle Rock Ouachita Glenwood 24 miles Intermediate Loop
Earthquake Ridge   Ouachita Mena miles Intermediate Loop
Fourche Mountain Ouachita Mena
26 miles
Multi-use trail - Hikers,
Bikers, Horses,
and ATV's
Intermediate Loop
Iron Mountain Arkadelphia DeGray Lake
Area
21.5 miles Beginner Loop
Lake Ouachita Vista
 
 
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Virtual 3D tour
Lake Ouachita
South Side
36.5 miles Intermediate Out & Back
Little Blakely Ouachita Lake Ouachita
East end
17 miles Intermediate Loop
Little Missouri Ouachita Glenwood 16 miles Intermediate Out & Back
Ouachita Trail
(Hwy 298 to Hwy 7)
Ouachita Mena 21 miles Intermediate Out & Back
Possum Kingdom Ouachita Lake Ouachita
North Side
17 miles Novice Loop
Rich Mountain Ouachita Mena miles Intermediate Out & Back
Shady Lake Ouachita Mena 3.5 miles Intermediate Loop
Viles Branch Loop Ouachita Glenwood 13.5 miles Intermediate Loop
Wolf Pen Gap Ouachita Mena- Hikers, Biking
ATV and Motorcycle
42 miles Beginner Loop
Womble  Virtual Ride of
Womble Trail - IMBA Epic
  
 Lake Ouachita
West End
35 miles
Hiking / Biking
only.
Intermediate Out & Back

 

 

Lake Ouachita is located in Garland and Montgomery Counties, Arkansas,
13 miles west of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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