Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

HARD 34 reviews
#6 of 22 trails in

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Ida, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 hours ago

backpacking
1 day ago

hiking
4 days ago

All Trails needs to revise this trail: The trail shown here on All Trails is only a segment of Lake Oachita Vista Trail, which is actually a much longer trail covering many miles. There are many trail heads with maps displayed at each. The segment highlighted here on All Trails starts at the Homestead trailhead. We started at Homestead trailhead, followed the map displayed there, rather than the All Trails map, and found that it looped to Tompkins trailhead and continued to loop back to Homestead, totaling about 3 and 1/2 miles. Pretty, quiet, very green, lake views, several benches. We would rate this trail level of difficulty as "moderate".

hiking
1 month ago

A nice trail, lots of benches to take breaks at if needed. The lake hitting the shore sounded great, I wanted to dive in so bad.

1 month ago

Quiet and smooth. This trail is rated as "hard" but it is not. 3 park benches set up for resting. No hard grades. Would be good for trail running or mountain biking.

1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Like someone else stated, this is much more than the map shows. I did a chunk of the LOViT yesterday from the dam (the Far East) to the overlook about 5 miles east of Crystal Springs and back. A nice hike. Definitely a MTB trail, but still a good hike. From Brady Mt. Crystal Springs along the ridge of Bear Mountain is awesome. You can see the lake through the trees the entire time as you hike the length of the ridge.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is about 40 miles long, but the map is only showing a small section of it. My wife and I have hiked it twice, both directions. I would say it was built as a mountain bike trail first, and a Hiking trail second. The Joplin trail head going up to Hickory Nut mountain is our favorite section. You get a little bit of everything... Creeks, Mountain side, good views, and woods.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I would classify this as 'easy' trail, very easy going; great for a family

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Easy, well marked trail

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Beautiful trail. Lots of beautiful water in the creek alongside the trail. Plan on hiking this trail more than once.