Long Mountain 76

Total Miles
6.7

Elevation

455.34 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Long mountain road describes this route to a T. With an elevation of around 1400 feet, it's a perfect route to see some pretty views of the Ouachita NF. The route is an easy gravel road with some steep hill climbs and descents. There are several areas to stop and look at the views. There are a few spur trails along this route to go off-roading and test out the four-wheel drive. I found several different camping locations one of which had an amazing view and is located at the west end of the trail, however, there are no close water sources. No restrooms are along this route, however, cell service was attainable along parts of this route. Be aware that the Ouachita National Forest is home to many wildlife species. I have personally seen Turkey, skunk, and White Tailed deer. There are also black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, scorpions, cotton mouth, and rattle snakes. The cotton mouth can be found near streams and creeks so be careful if you have a furry friend along with you as they may get bit (my dog did). There are 60 different species of plant life in this forest. Spring and fall is an amazing times of year as the colors of blooms range from red, orange, yellow, green, and purple.

Photos of Long Mountain 76

Long Mountain 76
Long Mountain 76
Long Mountain 76

Difficulty

Easy gravel road with some steep hill climbs that do require either 4 low or a running start to get up (with a heavily weighted vehicle). Due to rain, there might be washed-out areas with bigger rocks and uneven terrain.

History

Ouachita Recreation Trail Info--- https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ouachita/recreation/recarea/?recid=10804&actid=50https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ouachita/recreation/?cid=fseprd749363History of the Ouachita National Forest-- https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5143491.pdf

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Start out by heading to Kingston, Arkansas then take highway 27 south then right on Long Mountain Road 72.

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