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TRAIL #1: At 223 miles, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail is the longest hiking trail in Arkansas. The eastern terminus is in Talimena State Park in Oklahoma, and it travels east, all the way to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
The 108-mile stretch between Highway 88 (the Talimena National Scenic Byway) and Scenic Highway 7 north of Hot Springs is open to mountain biking, making it the longest mountain bike trail in the state. The most traveled part of the trail by mountain bikers is a section in Montgomery County used as part of the Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Race each spring.
 
The trail features camping shelters spaced approximately every 10 miles with only a few left to be built. This ride presents a true adventure trip with beautiful views, stream crossings and rugged terrain. Expect to do some hike-a-biking if you decide to take on this trail.

“Some of the toughest and most rewarding trails I’ve ridden…” 
Todd Henne, Local Cyclist

Bicycling Friendly Cities Bicycling Friendly Cities

Bentonville - Nearby Trails include Upper Buffalo, Hidden Diversity, Mount Kessler, Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Ben Geren, and Mount Magazine Ride.

Conway - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

Fayetteville - Nearby Trails include Upper Buffalo, Hidden Diversity, Mount Kessler, Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Ben Geren, and Mount Magazine Ride.

Little Rock - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

North Little Rock - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

*Information gathered by BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA℠

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Moutain View B&B Ride, Jan 13 - Jan14

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Feb 24
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Lake Ouachita Bicycle Tour, Feb 24 - Feb26

Three day self-contained bicycle tour around Lake Ouachita with camping and limited cooking in camp. Free for club members....

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11th Annual Tour de Toad & Iron Toad Charity Bike Ride, May 05

The 11th Annual Tour de Toad takes off on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. registration) from the Conway Municipal Airport. An officia...



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