We love riding our ATVs. We actually have two: a Polaris Ace and a Kawasaki Mule Trans. The Ace was built for speed and agility. The Mule seats our family of 5 and handles like a dream on the trails through our land. Like a lot of Arkansans, going for a ride is one of our favorite things to do and we don’t care if it’s 100 degrees or 20.
The Arkansas Ouachita Mountains in Mena provide excellent opportunities for riding ATVs. The terrain is varied and the trails are beautiful.
BEST ATV Trails near Mena, AR
“Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Mena is a gateway to some of the most visited tourist attractions in Arkansas.” –source
1. Bear Creek ATV Trail
The Bear Creek Trail near Mena is great because there is also beautiful camping at the trailhead. Bring your tent or RV and stay awhile! (They also have a yurt.)
ATV trail follows the Lake Greeson shoreline offering panoramic views of the lake and Ouachita Mountain range. The 31 miles cross rocky outlays through a mixed pine and oak forest. It begins at Daisy State Park and travels near Kirby Landing and Bear Creek recreation areas, ending on the west end of Rough Mountain.Arkansas State Parks
You’ll find Bear Creek Trail here:
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
GPS: 34.2361, -93.735617
2. Renegade Ranch ATV Trails
With over 300 acres of forest, hills and open space adjoining the Ouachita River, the Renegade Ranch provides an excellent resource for ATVs motorcycles, and four wheel drive vehicles.source
Tent and RV Camping is available on the Renegade Ranch, as well as Cabins for rent on a nightly, or weekly basis.
Renegade Ranch ATV Trails
3700 Highway 88 East
Mena, Arkansas 71953
3. Fourche Mountain ATV Trail
Located in the Ouachita National Forest, you will experience 26 miles of trails.
The Fourche Mountain Trail (formerly Mill Creek Equestrian Trail) offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob. Beautiful streams, and several spectacular views of the Ouachita Mountains are among the trail sites. While this trail network provides horseback riding opportunities, it also offers day hiking, mountain biking, ORV and motorcycle riding.source
From Y City, AR take US-270 east for 5 miles. The entrance is on the right.
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4. Huckleberry Mountain ATV Trail – Mount Magazine State Park
This ATV trail isn’t as close to Mena as the others but it is definitely one you will want to ride!
You’ll find 34 miles of multi-use trails here at Huckleberry Mountain. The trails are open to ATVs, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
This is the only multi-use trail in the state park. Horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on any other trail listed here. From the horse camp down to the highway, this old wagon road drops 200 feet.Arkansas State Parks
Huckleberry Mountain ATV Trail
Paris, AR 72855
GPS: 35.17735, -93.5909
5. Kiamichi Ridge Trail
Also known at the “K-Trail”, this trail begins near Mena, AR and ends in Oklahoma. This trail can be quite challenging. Be sure to come prepared with plenty of fuel and supplies.
Access the trail from Hwy 259, out of Big Cedar. Ride the ridge of the mountain east to Pigeon Creek or Beech Creek National Scenic Area and Beech Creek Botanical Area, translated for the common man, “more woods”, or ride the ridge of the mountain west to the old fire tower or eventually to Honobia, OK.source
6. Sugar Creek ATV Trail
The Sugar Creek ATV Trail has 37 miles of trails that are open year-round. You will experience several different kinds of terrain including rocky areas and creek crossings.
Sugar Creek ATV Trail
4489 Jack Creek Road
Booneville, AR 72927
7. Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trail
This location has 400 miles of trails, a campground, and cabins. It’s a dream-come-true for anyone who loves ATV adventures.
Named after the World-Famous Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails near Mena, AR, our campground offers an authentic “Arkansas Outdoor” experience. From tent sites for those who likes to “rough it,” to fully furnished cottages with satellite TV, AC & heat, full kitchens and bathrooms, we have what YOU are looking for.Wolfpen ATV
Wolfpen ATV Campground
559 Polk Road 61
Mena, AR 71953
GPS Coordinates:?34? 30′ 35″ N. 94? 5′ 39″ W