Tag Archives: Ouachita Mountains

Wildcat Mountain – Take 2

It sure didn’t seem like 2 years had passed since my last visit to the Wildcat Mountain trails in the eastern Ouachitas between Lakes Sylvia and Winona. I hiked a couple short trails I missed last time, and was able to … Continue reading

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Lake Sylvia Trails

The Lake Sylvia Recreation Area features a man-made 18-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating, plus camp sites with water & electric hookups, and a few miles of hiking trail.  I first visited the area in September ’14 and … Continue reading

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Big Brushy Trail Complex

The Big Brushy Recreation Area serves as one of the major trail heads for the Ouachita Trail but there are 4 shorter trails that can be combined with the OT to create varying length loops.  I hiked the 3.6 mile … Continue reading

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Black Fork Mountain Trail

My first hike on the Black Fork Mountain Trail was more than 2 years ago and I decided it was time for another visit.  This is in the western part of the Ouachitas – in Arkansas but pretty near the … Continue reading

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Walking the Womble, part deux

Part 2 consisted of hiking the Womble Trail west from the AR-298 trail head, where part 1 left off, to the end at North Fork Lake, then back.  A central feature of this segment is Mauldin Mountain.  On the south … Continue reading

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Walking the Womble, part 1

The Womble Trail runs southwest for 37 miles from its intersection with the Ouachita Trail near mile 117 to North Fork Lake south of Oden.  Legend has it that it was originally intended to be part of the Ouachita Trail … Continue reading

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Little Blakely Loops

The Little Blakely Loops are about 18 miles of interconnected loops on a peninsula at the eastern end of Lake Ouachita, in the national forest north of the State Park.  My previous visit was a wet and foggy New Year’s … Continue reading

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

There are 3 short trails at Queen Wilhelmina State Park that have been on my to do list for a while and I found myself in that neighborhood with a bit of free time so I checked them out.  Note … Continue reading

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Wildcat Mountain Trails

Officially open to mountain bikers and hikers, the Wildcat Mountain trails are a nice place to spend a day or even a weekend in the Ouachitas.  Situated west of AR9 and a couple miles south of Lake Sylvia, the trail … Continue reading

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Little Blakely Loops

The Little Blakely Loops are about 18 miles of interconnected loops on a peninsula at the eastern end of Lake Ouachita, in the national forest a bit north of the State Park.  A friend and I spent New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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