39 1/2 miles
North of Mount Ida on Hwy. 27: Western terminus: North Fork Lake—take Hwy. 379 west off U.S. 270. 270 changes to gravel and connects with Forest Road 68 after 7.3 miles. Turn west onto Forest Road 68 for 3 miles, then turn left at the sign to the lake. Eastern terminus: the Womble Trail connects with the Ouachita Trail at Forest Road 149, about 2 1/2 miles off Hwy. 27 and 2 miles north of Story.
The Womble Trail, located a few miles south of the Ouachita Trail, follows portions of the Ouachita River. It features forested mountains and a variety of wildlife. Parking is available at many sites, such as Rocky Shoals and Fulton Branch Recreational Areas. Camping is open, but only at a distance of at least 200 feet from the trail and from water sources. This is a beautiful hiking trail which receives very little use by hikers; however, sections have become very popular with mountain bikers.