Ouita Coal Company

Route Description


TRAIL #12: Rolling hills along the north side of Lake Dardanelle are the main feature of this easily accessible trail just off of I-40 at exit 78. About 100 feet north of the paved Wildlife Observation Trail is the Ouita Coal Company Trail named for a local mining company in the area during the late 1800s. The trail is a lollypop shape and includes beautiful views of the Illinois Bayou section of Lake Dardanelle. Riders will enjoy riding through thick cedar forests and catching the breezes off the water. Scenic Highway 7 is just one exit away with access to Russellville hotels, or try camping at nearby Lake Dardanelle State Park.

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.

Jonesboro - Nearby Trails include Village Creek, Craighead Forest.

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.

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

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