Eagle Rock Loop Trail

Nearest Towns:

Mena, Arkansas
Mt. Ida, Arkansas


Ouachita National Forest

Trail Highlights
A combination of the Little Missouri, the Athens-Big Fork and part of the Viles Branch Horse Trail, this trail travels through the southwestern portion of the Ouachita National Forest.  The trail crosses the Little Missouri River nine times and travels over nine mountains.  Scenic vistas of the Winding Stairs portion of the Little Missouri River, and the popular Little Missouri Falls, makes this a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers. The Eagle Rock Loop Trails is in all honesty, truly one of a kind.

Surrounding Areas
The Albert Pike Recreation Area, is a well developed camping area, offering swimming, camping, and fishing opportunities.

Little Missouri Recreation Area, Albert Pike recreation Area. 

Local User Input
This is a very challenging loop and is recommended during the warmer/dryer season due to the number of creek crossings which can be very deep during the wet season.  The Athens/Big Fork section of this loop presents the steepest single track climbs in the state.  Even the strongest rider will have to hike-a-bike some the these hills.  This is also one of the more popular trails for hikers, and equestrians, so be aware and be courteous to other users.     

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