Reform Road

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3.8/5 (6 reviews)
Perryville, Arkansas (Saline County)
Last Updated: 10/24/2020

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It's a well-known fact that this area of the Ouachita National Forest is incredibly picturesque, but doesn't offer anything very challenging or technical. However, there are a handful of fun trails in the area that are more "trail" like and not so much scenic gravel road, and Reform Road happens to be one of them! Reform Road offers a variety of just about everything in its 4.5 miles. It could be said it's the "total package" as far as trails go. In the first 2 miles, there will be mud, washouts, rock stair steps, and a couple of camping locations. Then the rest is a casual gravel road climb up to the increasingly popular Winona Auto Tour Scenic Drive. If you are wanting to get out and explore this area of the Ouachita National Forest and are looking for something a bit more "trail" oriented you'll want to check this one out for sure!

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3.8/5 (6)
Rated 2/5
Visited: 07/15/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

CAUTION: This road must have changed since the last review because this was far harder than described. Especially between waypoints 1-7. My stock Gen 2 Sequoia nearly got stuck several times. Ledges, mud holes, rocks, and narrow road were extremely difficult. It was a small miracle I got through without getting stuck or causing damage. Wouldn’t suggest doing solo Unless you have a winch, good tires, and a lift will help.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/06/2021

I've taken this trail a number of times approaching from the east (near Beaver Pond Mt), but this time I started from the west (near Lake Winona), just to switch things up a bit. I tried unsuccessfully to use the washouts on the initial uphill section to get a tire to lift off the ground, but somehow managed to find just the right angle on a smaller washout on the downhill section right before reaching the intersection near Beaver Pond Mt. This is a great trail to get started on. It's short, easy to get to, & gives just enough technical challenge to have some fun!
Trail Review: Reform Road - Ben B
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/21/2021

Reform Road is a great trail for a Sunday afternoon. We only did the northern half of the trail starting at Point #13 and headed south down to Point #7. We were taking our time and stopped for a picnic lunch at one of the numerous campsites along the way. During leaf off season, watch for a nice view of Flatside Pinnacle off on your right as you head south. A highlight of this trail is the Scenic Bridge at Point #9. This is a great place to get out and spend a while exploring the creek and the shale rock ledges along the bank. This would also make a great picnic stop. This is the easy half of the trail. Farther south, it gets a little more challenging but nothing a good 4WD vehicle can’t handle. We hope to make it all the way next trip. Reform Road is well worth the trip!
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/12/2020

I try to make time for this road every time I'm out in this area of the Ouachita National Forest. My Jeep has a 3" lift and 37" mud tires and makes this road a cake walk but it's still a lot of fun. If you're in a stock vehicle be sure to heed the warnings in the author's original write-up. If you're out around this area definitely check it out it's a lot fun with some great scenery. Happy Trailing
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/01/2020

This is a great trail to hit up while you are here. Found this trail by accident it glad I’m did. We Climbed the rock ledges and descended the hill and it was very slick when we came through. Stock vehicles will want some ground clearance and 4 low helps a lot.

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