Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita is a water sports mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers, and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline. Located just a short drive from the spa city of Hot Springs on the lake's eastern shore, Lake Ouachita State Park is your gateway to this popular water sports lake.

A perfect Christmas morning hike. 4 miles with a little bit of everything, especially wonderful vistas of Lake Ouachita. Well maintained and blazed.

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2 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Didn't give a 5 because I want to save those for total mind blows but this one is a solid 4. Good trail running.

Great lake trail. Excellent views and moderately easy loop. pretty well maintained. Exactly what I expected from this trail.

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3 months ago

This is a really fun one. You stay pretty close to the lake the entire time. It is decently challenging. There aren't any long, steep climbs, but the terrain gets dodgy at times. The lookout over the lake on point 50 is awesome. If your rock hop your way past the small deck, there are some small rocks to jump into the lake from.

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3 months ago

Good hike! Beautiful scenery

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3 months ago

Loved this! Only saw one other person on trail. Quiet, not too tough, great offshoot trails down to the lakeshore. Very clean and well-maintained trail.

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4 months ago

Steep to moderate. Good 4 mile hike around Lake Ouachita point. The visitor center has a map (if needed). 50 point is a great place to stop and look out over the lake. We even found a few geocaches along the trail.

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

Very nice trail. Pretty tough first half. Bridges on second half are really cool. Sign about tornado damage is awesome.

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8 months ago

This one took quite a bit of tornado damage a few years ago but still has some great views of the lake. It's a great one to take the family to.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Great trail. This is rated as easy but it's actually moderate. This trail took us about two hours and 15 minutes. Wonderful views of the lake. It was mostly peaceful except for occasional boat speeding by.

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10 months ago

Very good views of the lake during the first 2 miles!

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1 year ago

Beautiful trail. The views are amazing. You get a little bit of everything on this trail. The trail is well marked.

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1 year ago

Great hike. Some good up and down areas. Some lovely views of the lake. Loved the trail markers and the informational signage. The only downfall is that there are speed boats on the lake and so you hear some of that.