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The Womble Trail is situated southeast from Oden. The trail offers visitors to the area 37.8 miles of single track, unsurfaced terrain.

Trail Highlights: The Womble Trail stretches over 37 miles from Northfork Lake to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. This trail is considered one of the best single track trails in this area. Short segments of the trail meander along the bluffs of the Ouachita River providing breathtaking views. Hikers and mountain bikers can combine the Roundtop Trail with the Womble and Ouachita National Recreation Trail ( west of highway 27 ) to form an 8-mile loop. Mountain Biking is prohibited from the trail east of Highway 27 and west of Highway 71.

Trail Information: The trail is unsurfaced and marked with white triangles.

Water: Not drinkable, therefore treat all water from lakes and streams before drinking.

Safety: In some areas the trail travels near the bluffs along the river. Use extra caution in these areas.

Requirements: The Ouachita National Recreation Trail is now open to mountain bikes from Highway 27 west to Highway 71. The trail east of Highway 27 and west of Highway 71 is open to hiking only.

Surrounding Area: Visitors to the area can use the short spur trails to access three float camps located along the south shore of the Ouachita River; Rocky Shoals Float Camp ( 0.3 - mile spur ), Fulton Branch Float Camp ( 0 -3 mile spur ) and River Bluff Float Camp ( 1.6 - mile spur ). The float camps offer fire rings, picnic tables and vault toilets at no charge.

Directions: From Oden, There are four trailhead parking areas: Round Top Trail on Forest Road D75A, Highway 27 south of the bridge crossing Lake Ouachita, North Fork Lake and Highway 298 trail intersection. The trail is also accessible from the three float camps and adjacent forest roads.

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas

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