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Wolf Pinnacle - Ouachita Trail

Nearest Towns:

Mena, Arkansas
Mt. Ida, Arkansas
Waldron, Arkansas

Landholder:

Ouachita National Forest

Trail Highlights:
A ridge-top trail with several big climbs to vistas with views of Irons Fork Lake.   Provides a mixture of logging roads, and single track trail.    Follow Blue Blazing.  Best Direction to ride is from West to East.  No Creek Crossings.  Trail has been greatly improved during 2000-2002 with a major reroute to correct for steep Hike-a-bike.  Late summer the interior middle aspect of the trail can have high growth of brush.  Best ridden in Spring, Fall, and Winter. 

Length: 21 miles (Hwy 71 to Road 76 Trailhead)

Surrounding Areas
Nearby Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

Access
Access the Ouachita Trail Hwy 71 or at Road 76 Trailhead.  Set up shuttle by way of taking Hwy 76 north to Hwy 270.  East on 270 to Road 76.  Right turn onto road 76 and take dirt road to trailhead. 

Local User Input
This section of the Ouachita Trail once had the "Bad Boy" image.  But following much maintenance and some trail reroutes, we have tamed the beast eliminating the infamous 1 mile hike-a-bike and.  Expert and Intermediate skill riders will get a good 4-6 hour ride point to point.  The trail still serves up a good helping of big climbs, but most can be handled in the granny gear.  You will be rewarded with some fast and steep downhill runs.  Plenty of technical and narrow single track trail.  The rocky soil drains well and combined with it's ridge-top traverse, it remains dry and makes for a good choice in the Winter and Fall when you are looking for some dry trail.  For Beginners the ride in from Hwy 71 makes for a pretty good ride as an in and out.  Starting out with a 4 mile climb on a logging road, which is middle chainring with a little bit of granny gear climbing.  At Wolf Pinnacle the trail turns to singletrack.  Travel in until you are no longer having fun then turn back. 


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