Starting at Pinnacle Mountain and running 223 miles west to Talimena State Park in Oklahoma, the Ouachita Trail, often called “The OT”, is one of the longest and most challenging hiking trails in the state.
Heading west from Pinnacle, the trail runs along the north shore of Lake Maumelle.
It then goes through some private property and into the Ouachita National Forest, where it passes near Lake Silvia - a great place to take a swim break.
The trail then passes through the Flatside Wilderness Area and much later through Queen Wilhelmina State Park.
Mountain biking is allowed on much, but not all, of the trail so be sure to do your research before hitting the Ouachita Trail with a bike.
More information including maps and trail conditions can be found at friendsot.org