45 Miles Loop System N/A Total Climbing Miles  N/A Max N/A Avg Grade
N/A Climb Index 40% Singletrack N/A Total Descending Miles N/A Min N/A Max Grade

Overview: We have not ridden this so the following information is from the forest service pamphlet. Along this trail, visitors will enjoy a variety of settings including forested creeks, panoramic vistas, and captivating rock formations. The trail consists of 4 loops, offering visitors opportunities for day or weekend trips. One of the most beautiful views of Lake Ouachita can be seen from the historic Powell Mountain tower site. The east loop travels through the Deckard Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area. Bear Creek Horse Camp is available for vehicle parking but facilities are limited to trailer spurs and a restroom. 

Recommended Route: Trail markings are yellow rectangles and signs. Trail surface is not paved. Most of the trail travels along old road beds and is wide enough to ride two abreast. 

Rating: Easy to more difficult.

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Trail City Length Skill
Buffalo Gap Hot Springs 9 miles N/A
Cedar Glades Hot Springs 10 miles Beg
Lake Ouachita Vista Hot Springs 36.5 miles Int
Little Blakely Hot Springs 17 miles Int
Ouachita Trail Hot Springs 104 miles Int
Possum Kingdom Hot Springs 17 miles Nov

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Hot Springs Natl Park, AR



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Arkansas Trail Rules

Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail.

Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

Yield Appropriately: Riders yeild to foot and horse traffic. Riders traveling downhill should yeild to ones headed uphill, unless signed for oneway or downhill traffic only.

Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you.

Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.