Hiking and Biking trails surrounding Lake Ouachita.
Trails are located on Corps of Engineers property and in the
Ouachita National Forest.
It Is prohibited to possess or operate a motor
vehicle on National Forest System lands on the Ouachita National Forest other
than in accordance with these designations
Violators are subject to a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment for up to 6
months, or both (18 U
.S.C.3571(e). This prohibition applies regardless of the presence or absence
of signs. This map does not display non-motorized uses, over snow uses, or other
facilities and attractions on the Ouachita National Forest. Obtain forest
visitor information from the local national forest office. Designated roads,
trails and areas may also be subject to temporary, emergency closures. As a
visitor, you must comply with signs notifying you of such restrictions. A
national forest may issue an order to close a road, trail or area on a temporary
basis to protect the life, health, or safety of forest visitors or the natural
or cultural resources in these areas. Such a temporary and/or emergency closures
are consistent with the Travel Management Rule (36CFR212.52 (b),3 6CFR261
subpart B). The designation "road or trail open to all motor vehicles "does not
supersede State traffic law .
Virtual 3D Ride of the Lake Ouachita Vista 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
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: