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Lost Valley Trail

Ponca, AR

Lost Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail that features a 53 ft. tall waterfall, a natural bridge, caves, a 30ft. waterfall inside the cave, large boulders and more. The area is jammed pack of scenic wonders on a easy trail.

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Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked this trail Jan 18 2015. Beautiful day for hike. The trail was easy with lots iof beautiful views.

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King's Bluff Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked this trail Jan 18 2015. Beautiful day and perfect hike. It was an easy hike with beautiful views. We hiked this after the Pedestal Rock Loop.

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Tyler Bend Campground Trail
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465 Completed 474 Reviews

Nice campground, did a walk in campsite. Nice Visitor Center, nice trails. Good base camp if doing a number of things in the area.

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Ouachita National Recreation Trail
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14 Completed 13 Reviews

My son and I started at the westernmost point on the trail in oklahoma and hiked 45 miles in 3 days to the state line where we had arranged for someone to pick us up and take us back to our car. Very rugged. Very remote. Not much water, but what a great adventure.

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Art Trail
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20 Completed 15 Reviews

Park at Compton Gardens in Bentonville to gain access to the Art Trail. It forks off the Crystal Bridges Trail just beyond Compton Gardens. You can also access the Art Trail from the main parking area of Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art. This 1/2 mile trail leads you to the Crystal Bridges Museum's south lobby entrance. On this trail, you first encounter Jame's Turrell's Skyspace amphitheater with its indoor sunrise and sunset 40 minute viewings of the sky altered by LED lighting effects. There is also a nice restroom facility located just behind Skyspace. The Art Trail is paved and features Wifi access, security cameras and patrols and is lighted at dusk. The portion of the Crystal Bridges Trail, through Compton Gardgens, is also lighted at dusk. On the Art Trail you will find a flyer box with information on the Crystal Bridges Museum and an informational Coleman EcoBox outdoor audio device. The flyer has a nice map of the three miles of trails around the Crystal Bridges Museum complex. The Art Trail also features four steel bridges, springs, a pond, art scupltures and runs along Town Branch Creek. It provides access to the Crystal Spring Trail and Tulip Tree Trails and tends to be a popular spot for photo settings.

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Hemmed in Hollow
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17 Completed 1 Reviews

This is one of the most challenging trails you can find. I'm in pretty good shape and it was a struggle hiking out of the hollow. Stopped for many rest breaks. If you can hike in from canoeing on the river, do that!

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Rock-n-Roll
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Blowing Springs Trail System
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a Bella Vista favorite of mine! I refer to north side trails as the Columbine trail because you will find and abundance of this wild flower in the spring. The trails are beautiful and have much to offer. It has wildlife, caves, rocks, small bluffs, trees, a creek, a spring, etc. We even enjoyed the ice formations this past winter.

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Round Top Mountain Trail
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16 Completed 7 Reviews

We did this hike last spring. It was beautiful views! It is a trail which loops around with uphills which are great for workout! I have noticed it is blocked off right now at entrance.

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Crystal Bridges Trail
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20 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a beautiful and scenic hard surface trail that is part of the amazing City Of Bentonville Trail System. Points of interest include Compton Gardens, a parallel mountain bike trail, an Overlook area of Crystal Bridges Museum, a scenic view of the Crytal Bridges north lawn valley, Pat Musick and Jerry Carr's "A Place Where They Cried" (processional formation of native stone monoliths), Town Branch Creek and a small tunnel where the trail passes under NE A Street. There are places on the upper level offering a view of those who are on the Art Trail below and the ominous glow coming out of the entrance of James Turrell's Skyspace amphitheater visible near dusk. A steep hill begins where the Crystal Bridges North Lawn Trail intersects The Crystal Bridges Trail. On two occassions already, I have walked up this hill with a herd of deer! I have also spotted deer on many other points of this trail at various times near dusk. To my surprise, two deer once came bolting across this trail (on the upper level) a short distance in front of me while walking back towards Compton Gardens. You can park at the trail-head at Compton Gardens, off the Bentonville square, and walk or bicycle all the way to Lake Bella Vista and back. This is made possible by way of inter-connecting N. Bentonville and Wishing Springs Trails. Crystal Bridges Trail ends where N. Bentonville Trail begins at the overpass of Tiger Blvd. and NE A Street. Nice restroom facilities (with a drinking fountain and air supply for cyclists) are available across from the Overlook on the upper level. The Overllok features a place to sit down and enjoy the view and use of a Coleman hand-crank EcoBox. You can also use this trail to gain access to the Art Trail which takes you to the Crystal Bridges Museum's beautiful south lawn entrance.

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