Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Arkansas
Start at either end or one of several trailheads in the middle. The western end is lower lands with rolling hills between Joplin and Denby. The middle includes tough climbs to the top of Hickory Nut Mountain where riders can take in breathtaking views of Lake Ouachita and the Ouachita Mountains. The eastern section is dominated by a long ridge ride with more beautiful views.
Food and drink
The western section of the trail is in a dry county so bring your own bottle to make sure you have plenty enough water.
Built over the last 10 or 15 years on both Corps of Engineers and US Forest Service land, the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) covers 40 plus miles of shoreline and ridge top tiding. A favorite for both mountain bikers and distance runners alike.
Nearby are the towns of Mount Ida (home of the Womble Trail - IMBA EPIC) to the west and Hot Springs to the east. Various campgrounds and resorts dot the area near the trail giving visitors plenty of options to stay overnight.
Some of the information contained on this page has been sourced from https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7003082/lake-ouachita-vista-trail-imba-epic
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