Mountain Biking Trails

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Womble EPIC Trail

Featuring 37 miles of singletrack winding through the Ouachita National Forest, the Womble connects to the Epic Ouachita National Recreation Trail at the northern point of McGill Mountain.

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

At 108 miles, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail is the longest mountain bike trail in the state. The ride presents a true adventure trip with beautiful views, steam crossings, and rugged terrain. Expect to do some hike-a-biking on this trail.


Starting from one of Arkansas' popular destinations, Hot Springs, this IMBA Epic ride starts from the Little Blakely Dam and ends at Shangri-La Resort passing several resorts along the southside of Lake Ouachita.

Earthquake Ridge

One of the older trails in the state, Earthquake Ridge offers riders easy rolling hills, steep climbs and rocky terrain.Trailheads are located at the Forest Service Information Center on Scenic Highway 88/Talimena National Scenic Byway, just up the hill from downtown Mena.

Cedar Glades

Located just a few short miles from Historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Cedar Glades Park is home to one of the most diverse mountain bike rides in the Ouachita Mountains.

Iron Mountain

Some of the best-groomed mountain bike trails can be found at Iron Mountain on the south shore of DeGray Lake just outside of Arkadelphia. With more than 24 miles to cover, you would be hard pressed to find better riding anywhere in the state.

Fern Hollow

Starting near the tent sites of this timberlands park, the Fern Hollow Trail takes riders through rolling pine forest along the shores of White Oak Lake. This nine-mile trail is a great beginner ride or a fast sprint for the more experienced rider.