Earthquake Ridge trail

#16 of 35 trails in Ouachita National Forest
Earthquake Ridge trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mena, AR that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 349 feet Loop
hiking road biking forest views rocky
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Earthquake Ridge loop trail parallels the Talimena Scenic Byway on the north and south sides of Rich Mountain. The trail offers limited scenic overlooks and have minor rock formations to view. The trail system crosses the Talimena Scenic Byway twice. Earthquake Ridge Trail was developed to provide hiking and biking opportunities for visitors to the Talimena Scenic Drive. The trail was named for a rock formation found not far off the trail.

Roger Suggs
1 month ago

34 Completed34 Reviews

This one had some nice views and wasn't too tough.

brian lauter
1 year ago

20 Completed17 Reviews

Collin Anderson
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail had some great photo opportunities for autumn photos. Ultimately it was a rather plain hike. It was It wasn't too strenuous for the most part, but there were a couple steep portions. One major downside is that completing the trail requires crossing Highway 88 on foot (with no crosswalk or pedestrian warning) at two separate points.

Desiree Marie
2 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

we did it again today. Let me tell you it is a tough one. some parts youre going straight up. completed the whole system in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Desiree Marie
2 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

This was our first trail trek this season. I LOVE it!! We hike it 2 sometimes 3 times a week. We've also got our time down to 28 minutes to finish!!
With this trail you don't only get a great workout but beautiful views. There is also a great up hill and down hill variance.
Highly recommended

Doug Neidholdt
3 years ago

617 Completed619 Reviews

Simple hike through the woods. Nothing extraordinary