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.

Amazing loop!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short little hike. A little steep in some ares but nothing to stress over.

hiking
1 month ago

Short little loop with a few inclines. Better than expected

Great 4 miler! You get ups and downs, views of the lake, plenty of shade. Took us right at 1:30 to finish with a few breaks and brisk pace. Some of the trail had been eroded from recent rain but no issues st all. Highly recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked trail as of May 2017, stunning views of Lake Ouachita, plenty of spots to take a dip, lots of variety between woodland and grassland. Definitely plan on enjoying the water here!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail to access easy to follow and has markers throughout. Rocky terrain through much of trail. Plenty of places to stop and view lake ouachita

A very beautiful trail all along the lake. There are some elevation changes but nothing too difficult. Be sure to go off the trail to "point 50" at the end of the peninsula, past the lookout, to climb on the rocks and enjoy the view. There are also a few offshoots to the shore where you can go in the water if you would like.

Beautiful scenery the whole way! Definitely a good workout! Did it in under 2 hours with a 4 and 6 year old!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Really beautiful views and fun hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful 4 mile trail. A little challenging in places to the rocky conditions.

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

hiking
7 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.

hiking
7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike! Beautiful scenery