Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) travels up, down and along mountain slopes through a mixed hardwood and pine forest, opening up at several places to spectacular views of the lake before you. Beautiful displays of wildflowers await hikers and bikers during the spring and summer months. Along the trail, pits left by quartz speculators and the remains of a moonshiner¿s still are evidence of the area¿s colorful history. Plans call for the trail to extend 35 to 40 miles along the shores of Lake Ouachita, running through private resorts and public campgrounds and ultimately to Blakely Dam to the east.

Visit the very helpful, information-packed website created and maintained by the LOViT "Traildogs".

Trailhead parking for the accessible Watchable Wildlife trail Photo of ADA Watchable WIldlife Trailhead Kiosk Walkway on the handicapped accessible Watchable Wildlife trail Interpretive panel along the handicapped accessible Watchable WIldlife Trail View from Denby Point Trailhead

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Fall-Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
Water: None.
Operated By: Caddo-Womble Ranger District 870-867-2101



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Mountain Biking

The trail is unsurfaced.  The total length of the trail is about 19.5 miles, one way (including all loops and spurs).  The time it takes to travel one way on the trail is about 12 to 14 hours (less if loops and spurs are eliminated).

Section 1 on the west end is easy to moderate. Section 2 is moderate to difficult.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult


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