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Lake Ouachita Vista Trail -- Shangri-La Trailhead

Owner: Charlton Recreation Area
Length: 5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Difficulty Comment: Easy to Moderate

Trailhead Location: Winding trail from the Shangri La (Tompkins Bend campground) trailhead parking area to the Joplin trailhead parking area on Mountain Harbor Road.

Description: The trail crosses many 400-hundred-year-old short leaf pines. There is a spur trail off this leg of the trail that is a 1.5-mile loop out to Eagle Vista that provides a view of the lake that, during the winter months, is home to several bald eagles. Named an Epic Ride by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) in 2014.