Ouachita Trail: Irons Fork Scenic Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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17.0
miles

Singletrack
847
elevation (ft)

Loop
7
ridden
Trail Description
About this trail
Trail Highlights:
Part of the Ouachita Trail, this section traverses through the Irons Fork Scenic Area with mountain top vistas of Lake Ouachita. Trail crosses Irons Fork Creek by way of raised concrete bridge. All singletrack trail. Follow Blue Blazes.
Local User Input
Suggested Ride Direction is West to East, starting at the Hwy 27 Trailhead. Advanced and intermediate riders can expect a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hour ride, Beginners 4 hours plus. 100% single track trail with moderately steep and narrow trail. A little bit of Hike-a-Bike, and a lot of fast and fun trail. Lots of ridge top riding through the Irons Fork Scenic Area. Half way through you will cross the Irons Fork Creek, by way of the concrete bridge. With heavy rains, this bridge can be flooded. Do not attempt to cross if water is over top of bridge. There are a couple of Forest Road bailout options to the south down to Hwy 298. Easy shuttle can be set up. For for distance, continue on east on the Pinnacle Mountain Trail (20 Miles).
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (2)
 

Bunny Hop

May 10, 2014
AKArky Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fantastic riding experience, grunt climbs, fast downhills tight singletrack, 5 star views. Do not bring beginners on any section of the Ouachita trail , they will puke , bleed or both

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Granny Gear

May 25, 2009
bmariani2 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is fantastic but get ready to do some climbing to get to the fantastic views and ridge line. There is a huge variety of terrain from smooth dirt, to rocks, to roots, to tight switchbacks. There are some spots that are rough technical uphills but nothing you can't walk your bike up if you have to. There are many four wheel road bailouts but if you think the four wheel paths would be easier than going back up the severe switchback you just came down, think again because they go straight up. The views on this trail are to die for. I would NOT recommend this to beginners.

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Ouachita Trail: Irons Fork Scenic Area MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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