Tag Archives: Arkansas Ozarks

Moccasin Gap Trails

I’ve spent a couple days now hiking part of the Moccasin Gap Trails.  This is a 43-mile system on the west side of AR-7 about 30 minutes north of Russellville.  It’s open to equestrians, mountain bikes, and ATVs, in addition … Continue reading

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Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop

I hiked the Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop on a Sierra Club outing with a group of people from the Kansas City area.  It was my second time doing the whole loop but the weather was nice & … Continue reading

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East Fork Wilderness

The East Fork Wilderness is about 11000 acres of Ozarky goodness located less than an hour NE of Russellville on the east side of AR 27.  It’s been on my to-do list for a long while and a friend and … Continue reading

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Devil’s Canyon SIA

Devil’s Canyon Special Interest Area is a couple miles southwest of Fern AR and features a canyon carved by tributaries of Mill Creek to a depth of 200+ feet and numerous waterfalls – one with a height of 63 feet.  … Continue reading

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Sam’s Throne

No, not a Walmart story!  Sam’s Throne is basically a rocky knob on the east side of the Big Creek valley.  It has sheer bluffs on all sides that are probably 40-60′ high and has some great views in all … Continue reading

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Peakbagging Lake Wedington

The Lake Wedington Trail west of Fayetteville has been on my to-do list for a while and now it’s done.  Described in detail in Tim Ernst’s book, the trail runs about 7 miles north into the 16000-acre Wedington Wildlife Management … Continue reading

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Spy Rock and Redding Loop

The Redding Loop Trail begins at the day-use parking area in the Redding Campground ($3/day fee) and heads part way up Morgan Mountain, roughly paralleling Morgan Mountain Road (aka FR1504).  At the north extremity of the loop are spurs heading … Continue reading

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King’s River Falls

Located well off the beaten path but worth a visit is King’s River Falls.  The trail is probably about 2 miles round trip.

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Glory Hole

The Glory Hole is in the Dismal Creek Special Interest Area (AR 21/16 between Fallsville and Edwards Junction), though there are no signs to tell you that or anything else.  There are guidebooks that can supply the details.  The trail … Continue reading

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Alum Cove Natural Bridge Geological Area

About 20 miles south of Jasper AR, the main feature here is the 130′ natural bridge.  There is a short trail down to the top of the bridge with a loop immediately below.  There is a large overhang adjacent to … Continue reading

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