Hiking Trails - Lake Ouachita

Hiking and Biking trails surrounding Lake Ouachita. Trails are located on Corps of Engineers property and in the Ouachita National Forest.

Virtual 3D Ride of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail.

  • Mile 121 to 160 of The Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

  • Caddo Bend Trail,  Arkansas State Park.
    • Length: 4 miles.
      The Caddo Trail parallels the shoreline of a peninsula extending into beautiful Lake Ouachita. A pleasant hikes to experience Views of the lake Ouachita are consistently beautiful, quartz outcroppings are exceptionally pretty, and the breeze off the water is refreshingly pure.
      The challenge is neither too difficult nor too easy, making this the perfect day hike.
      Wildflowers, large boulder gardens, an abundance of quartz, scenic views of Lake Ouachita, and an observation deck overlooking the lake at the end of the peninsula are some of the main attractions.
      The trail begins near the Arkansas State Park amphitheater and circles the entire peninsula back to its beginning.
      Location: 3 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 12 miles north on Hwy. 227
  • Dogwood Trail,  Arkansas State Park.
    • Length: 1/2 mile
      Perfect for a casual walk through the Ouachita National Forest, this trail highlights unique wildlife found throughout the region by interpretive signs.
      Location: From Hot Springs, travel 3 miles west on U.S. 270, then 12 miles north on Hwy. 227 to the park
  • The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail.
  • Woodpecker Hollow Nature Trail.
  • Buckskin Nature Trail.
  • Watchable Wildlife ADA Trail - handicapped accessible.
    • A 1.25 mile trail with a level paved parking area with benches and an ADA elevated walkway allowing users to access a wild wetland area. Located at the south end of the Denby Bay Area.
      The trailhead includes restrooms and an informational kiosk highlighting historical details of the trail and the lake.
      This trail was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Denby Bay Coalition.
  • Ouachita Geo-Float Trail a Water Trail on Lake Ouachita:

Other Hiking - Biking Trails close to Lake Ouachita and the Ouachita National Forest.

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