Talimena Scenic Byway Trail

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Talimena Scenic Byway Trail is a 52.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mena, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 52.8 miles Elevation Gain: 6,912 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving



Probably the most impressive scenic drives in all of the Ozark and Quachita Mountains in Arkansas or Missouri.

scenic driving
Sat Nov 07 2015

It has some absolutely breathtaking views. The Oklahoma part has great turn-ins with interesting facts about the history of the area. There is a great nature center about halfway through with a 2-hour nature trail which is only about a 1/2 mile long. The are two campgrounds, one nestled in the trees and the one with amenities, such as showers, playgrounds, etc. The Arkansas part has more graffiti and no historical information at the turn-ins.

Tue May 19 2015

Fun summer motorcycle ride!

nature trips
Thu Dec 25 2014

A great drive with beautiful scenery. This is an October must as the leaves are beginning to change. It's a scenic byway so it's not a time saver. Meant to drive and look outside----not make time. That in mind. There are plenty places to stop and take it all in. Close to hiking opportunities, biking, and hotels. This place is great.

Fri Aug 24 2012

Awesome drive from mena to telamina. Breathtaking vistas.

scenic driving
Thu Nov 25 2010

Incredible views as you travel east to west or vice versa. Infact, it was so breath taking, we turned around and drove back the other direction. Views you only expect in the Rockies. A great choice for the fall when the leaves are turning. We also took a small hiking trail that looped along the highway. You could spend a day here without any trouble. Fuel up first, no services.

8 months ago

Sat Oct 21 2017

scenic driving
Sun May 24 2015