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Little Blakely Trail is situated northwest of Hot Springs, off Highway 227. The area offers 17.9 miles of looped trails within some beautiful and unique scenery.

Trail Highlights: Along these trails visitors will see spectacular views of beautiful Lake Ouachita, stately old growth pines and hardwoods and unique rock formations. The hardwoods become especially beautiful during the autumn color change. In the spring, the wildflowers display an array of brilliant color.

Trail Information: Allow 4 to 10 hours per loop if you are hiking. The trail is unsurfaced and marked with white triangles.

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

Site Amenities: There is parking access.

Requirements: This trail is open to hiking, mountain biking and closed to motorized vehicle.

Surrounding Area: Lake Ouachita State Park provides full service camping facilities with lake access and is located near the trail system. Lake Ouachita offers the visitor some of the best boating, swimming and fishing opportunities in the state.

Directions: From Hot Springs, Take Highway 270 west and turn north on Highway 227 to Lake Ouachita State Park. Take Forest Service Road 30200 north to the trailhead.

Distance: 17.9 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas

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