Earthquake Ridge

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail parallels the Talimena Scenic Byway on the north and south sides of Rich Mountain. The day hiker will view several interesting rock formations as well as a variety of plant and animal life. The trail system crosses the Talimena Scenic Byway twice. Many mountain bikers find this trail ssytem an exciting challenge. There are several loops that enhance this challenge.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Trail is open year round.

East End Visitor Information Center is closed in winter.

Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees No fee.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Mena, Arkansas.
Water: East End Visitor Information Center
Restroom: East End Visitor Information Center
Operated By: Forest Service



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Mountain Biking

Unsurfaced; white rectangle marking signs.

Total length of trail is 6.8 miles.  Travel time one way - varies depending upon loop taken.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


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Toilets Closed during winter.
Parking East End Visitor Information Center
Drinking water Closed during winter.
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
  6.8 miles