|15.5 Miles||Loop System||7.4 Total Climbing Miles||1,578' Max||5.7% Avg Grade|
|42.18 Climb Index||80% Singletrack||7.9 Total Descending Miles||886' Min||35.8% Max Grade|
Overview: This page deals with the Big Brushy Trail complex and the various trails in the complex that you can use to make up many varieties of rides. The main tail that cuts right down the middle or the backbone is the Big Brushy portion of the Ouachita Trail. Use this trail to slice and dice your ride the way you would like. The rib trails that come off the Ouachita Trail are the Brushy Mountain Trail, The Brushy Creek Trail and the Rock house Trail. The Brushy Creek trail is sometimes used as an alternative trail to go up to the Ouachita Trail as far as any difference the Brushy Mountain Trail offers a great view of Brushy Creek and the Big Brushy Recreation Area. As far as difficulty levels go they are about the same. The Brushy Mountain Trail can be accessed by riding down Forest Road 6 and after crossing the bridge take the steps going up the hill to your right. The 3.5 mile trail called the Brushy Creek Trail is a fun and interesting little trail you can access this trail by riding down into the Big Brushy Recreation Area and follow the road past the little park and at the back of the camping area you will see the entrance. This section is about the flattest part you will find out here as it twist and turns on the banks of the Brushy Creek. You will eventually come to a creek crossing which every time I have ridden this trail had a good little pool of water to wade through so expect to get your feet wet. After this the trail continues on fairly easy until you get to Forest Road 813, here you hang a left and follow it on up the mountain. You will do a little climbing nothing really bad until you get closer to the mountain and then expect a steep little climb on up to the top. The Rock house Trail can be accessed about 3 miles down Forest Road 6 from the trail head. This little trail connects with the Ouachita Trail a little further up but amazingly it is not that hard of climb. Using these trails and using Forest Roads 6, 48, 813 and 813A to make all kinds of different loops.
Recommended Route: We ride this in so many different configurations that really one is not better than the other. So mix it up and make your own trek out of it.
Rating: Intermediate and up.
|Charlton||Mount Ida||4 miles||Beg|
|Earthquake Ridge||Mena||6 miles||Int|
|Fourche Mountain||Mena||26 miles||Int|
|Lake Ouachita Vista||Mount Ida||36.5 miles||Int|
|Ouachita Trail||Mena||104 miles||Int|
|Possum Kingdom||Hot Springs||17 miles||Nov|
|Rich Mountain||Mena||8 miles||Int|
|Wolf Pen Gap||Mena||42 miles||Beg|
|Womble||Mount Ida||35 miles||Int|
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