Central Arkansas Water Taking Applications for Mountain Biking Study

(From media release) Applications are currently being accepted for participation in a study on whether mountain biking on the Ouachita Trail in the Lake Maumelle Watershed affects water quality. Participants selected for the study will be part of a limited group with permission to bike a segment of that trail in central Arkansas. Mountain biking is not currently allowed on Central … [Read more...]

Map: America’s Best Long Trails – Backpacker

Two of these trails are primarily in Arkansas, have you hiked any parts of them? Creating a thru-hike-worthy trail ranks as one of the hardest challenges in the outdoors. It takes decades to wrangle government agencies, assemble trail crews, raise money, and establish an organization that will maintain the trail. It’s a wonder we have any long trails at all. Yet not only do we have long trails, … [Read more...]

Temporary Trail Closure

A portion of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail will be temporarily closed shortly for a planned timber cut. The cut will take place in a section north of Lake Maumelle and west of Lumsford Corner (miles 209.5 to 211.5). Right now it looks like the closure may happen as early as the end of this month. Depending on when the work starts, CAW hopes to have the work done by September when prime … [Read more...]