Tram Ridge Trail

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

410.75 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Tram Ridge, also known as Forest Service Road 6018, is a scenic trail nestled in the Ouachita National Forest. Historically, the area is rich in natural beauty and has been a site for outdoor enthusiasts for generations. The trail is relatively easy, accessible to most vehicles, and is known for its gentle ascents and descents as it snakes along the mountain ridge. The path is quite wide, but drivers should be mindful of the occasional mud holes dotting the route. As the trail winds through the forest, it offers expansive views of the surrounding wilderness, including the vast creeks and diverse wildlife native to the Ouachita National Forest. This area is a haven for deer, birds, and other forest creatures, making it a picturesque drive for nature lovers. One notable section of Tram Ridge passes through private land. Here, visitors must respect local residents by staying on the designated trails and monitoring their speed. The trail is shared with animals and children who may be in the yards, so vigilance and slow driving are imperative. Additionally, the trail features some blind curves and hills, requiring drivers to be extra cautious of oncoming traffic. Towards the end of the trail, drivers are greeted with an intersection and a water crossing, marking a beautiful conclusion to the scenic drive. The entire route is not just a journey through nature but also a passage through history, with the land telling stories of the past through its ancient trees and undisturbed landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or a family looking for a leisurely drive, Tram Ridge offers a unique experience that combines the thrill of the trail with the serene beauty of the Ouachita National Forest. Visitors are reminded to tread lightly, respect the natural environment, and enjoy the tranquil beauty of this historic and scenic route.

Difficulty

It's mostly gravel and the one water crossing is actually a concrete overpass.

Technical Rating

1

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