Rich Mountain offers superlative views of the Ouachita Mountains. This windblown mountaintop often looks like the high reaches of the Smoky Mountains, with heavy fog and stunted, contorted hardwood trees. The attraction of this loop trail is an overlook on a high rock bluff with a sweeping view of the surrounding Ouachita National Forest.
Park location is 13 miles west of Mena on Hwy. 88. During inclement weather, travel 6 miles north from Mena on U.S. 71, then 9 miles on U.S. 270, then 2 miles on Hwy. 272.