2017 Schedule

SPRING 2017

March 1 Wednesday, Back 40 Bike/Hike Trail
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Bella Vista (Easy, moderate 2-3 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., Buckingham Trailhead @ Trafalgar & Buckingham Rd.
Lunch: Gusano’s in Bella Vista


March 9 Thursday, Hunt Park, Park and Spring Creek Spur Trail
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Springdale (Easy, 3-4 miles, partially paved)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Hunt Park.
Lunch: AQ Chicken in Springdale

March 11 Saturday, Kickoff Social


March 17 Friday, Rob & Melani Walton Nature Preserve (Nature Conservancy)
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Garfield area (Moderate, 5-5.5 miles)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Garfield & trailhead.
Lunch: Sack lunch on lake dock


March 25 Saturday, Lost Bridge Cancelled
Garfield/Beaver Lake area (Moderate/easy, 5 miles)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to trailhead.
Lunch: Short Stop Convenience Center


March 30 Thursday, Lake Atalanta
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Rogers ( Easy, 3-4 miles, paved)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Railyard Park.
Lunch: Iron Horse, Rail, or sack lunch in park shelter


April 6 Wednesday, Dogwood Canyon
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Lampe, MO (Easy/moderate, 3-5 miles)
Depart at 8:00 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Dogwood Canyon.
Lunch: Sack lunch in park or Mill & Canyon Grill


April 11-13 Petit Jean State Park
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April 20 Thursday, Lake Wedington Cancelled
West of Fayetteville, Lakeside Trail, (Easy, 3.5 miles)
Depart at 9:00 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area.
Carpool to park Entrance Station, AR 16.
Lunch: Sack lunch in park

 

April 28 Thursday, Lake Wedington
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West of Fayetteville, Lakeside Trail, (Easy, 3.5 miles)
Depart at 9:00 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area.
Carpool to park Entrance Station, AR 16.
Lunch: Sack lunch in park


April 28 Friday, King’s River Overlook & Tea Kettle Falls Cancelled
Madison Co., Wildlife Management Area (Two hikes, easy & moderate, 2.5-3 miles combined)
Depart at 8:00 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area.
Carpool to McIlroy/Madison WMA.
Lunch: Sack lunch in Withrow Springs State Park


May 4 Thursday,, Back 40 Bike/Hike Trail (2nd of two hikes) Cancelled
Bella Vista (Easy, moderate 3-3.5 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., Lake Ann Trailhead @ Castlewood Dr. off of Trafalgar.
Lunch: El Pueblito


May 4, Thursday, Hidden Springs and Bison Farm. 
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May 9 Tuesday, Twin Knobs Trail, Lake Leatherwood
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Near Eureka Springs (Moderate, uphill hiking, 4.5-5 miles)
Depart at 8:00 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Leatherwood Park.
Lunch: Myrtie Mae’s


May 17 Wednesday, Left Loop Pigeon Roost Trail
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Hobb’s State Park (Moderate, 3-4 miles)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area. Carpool to Hobbs Visitor Center.
Lunch: JJ’s Marina Grill @ Prairie Creek dock


May 24 Wednesday, ½ Redding Loop, Ozark Highlands Trail Date changed to 5/24
Ozark National Forest (Easy to moderate, 4 miles, mostly downhill)
Depart at 8:00 a.m., Harp’s upper parking area. Carpool to Redding Campground, AR 215.
Lunch: Sack lunch in campground area
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June 1 Thursday, Bench Rock Nature Trail & Black Bass Lake
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Beaver Lake & Eureka Springs area (Easy, 3-4 miles combined)
Depart at 8:30 a.m., Harp’s in Bella Vista upper parking area.
Carpool via U.S. 62 and Indian Creek Rd. to trailhead.
Lunch: Balcony Restaurant, Basin Pa 


FALL 2017

 

September 7 Thursday, Park Springs 

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Bentonville (Moderate; 3.5 miles)  Meet at Park Springs at 9:00 AM; 301 NW 10th Street Lunch: Sack Lunch at Pavilion or Downtown on your own


September 15 Friday, Lost Bridge

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Garfield (Moderate; 5 miles) Carpool Depart at 8:00 AM Lowe’s; Trailhead at 9:00 AM Lunch: Sack Lunch or Short Stop Convenience Center


September 20 Wednesday, Chinquapin at Big Sugar Creek State Park 

Photos  Pineville; (Moderate; 3.25 miles); with option of adding 2 miles extension County Rd. 24, East of Pineville Carpool Depart at 8:30 AM Harps; Trailhead at 9:00 AM Lunch: Sack Lunch or on your own in Jane, MO.


September 26 Tuesday, Butterfield Trail, Devil’s Den Trail (two hikes)
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Devil’s Den State Park; (Moderate; 4.5 miles) (Moderate; 1.5 miles) Carpool Depart at 7:15 AM Lowe’s Bella Vista; Meet at Visitor Center 9:00 AM Check-in Lunch: Sack Lunch at the park


October 5 Thursday Mount Kessler (starting at Cato Springs) 

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Fayetteville; (Moderate; 4 miles) Carpool, Depart at 8:00 AM Lowe’s Bella Vista; Meet at Ozark Mountain Smokehouse area at 8:30;  Meet at the trailhead on Cato Springs Rd to start hiking at 9:00 AM Lunch: Brick-oven Pizza; donation (need to bring cash)


October 13 Friday Hawksbill Crag/Buffalo River Ponca (two hikes)
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Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area; (Moderate; 3 miles) (Moderate to Difficult; 4 miles) Carpool, Depart 7:00 am Lowe’s Bella Vista:  Lunch: Sack Lunch


October 16, Monday, Back 40 Ledges Trail
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Bella Vista; (Moderate; 5 miles) Meet at Carroll Electric Substation, 16050 Weybridge Dr off Govesnor Rd. 9:00 AM  Lunch: Sack Lunch or Bella Vista


October 16, Monday, Back 40 Ledges Trail 

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Bella Vista; (Moderate; 5 miles) Meet at Carroll Electric Substation, 16050 Weybridge Dr off Govesnor Rd. 9:00 AM  Lunch: Sack Lunch or Bella Vista


October 24-26 Mountain View 

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October 26 Tanyard Creek, Bella Vista 

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November 2,  White Rock; Shores Lake (2 hikes  to choose from) 

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Ozark National Forest Northeast of Ft. Smith; White Rock Rim Loop (Easy/Moderate; 2.1 miles) Shores Lake White Rock Loop West Side (Hard; 6 miles) Depart 7:00 AM Lowe’s Bella Vista; Trailhead 9:00 AM Lunch: Sack Lunch


November 10, Roaring River Fire Tower/Eagle’s Nest (two hikes) 

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Roaring River State Park, (Moderate 4.5 miles) (Moderate 3.8 miles) Carpool, Depart at 7:30 AM Harps; Meet at Campsite 3 off Highway F at 9:00 AM Lunch: Sack Lunch at  Campground


November 15, Wednesday, Lake Sequoyah Shoreline Trail - Kingfisher Trail 

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198 N Lake Sequoyah Spur, Fayetteville (Moderate 5.1 miles) Depart 7:30 AM Lowe’s Bella Vista; Trailhead  8:30 AM Lunch: Sack lunch or Fayetteville


November 20, Hobbs State Park:  Shaddox Hollow; Historic Van Winkle/ Sinking Stream (3 hikes) 

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Hobbs State Park (Moderate 6 miles) (Easy .5 mile) (Easy .5 miles) Depart 8:00 AM Harps; Trailhead 9:00 AM Townsend Ridge Road  Lunch: Sack lunch at Hobbs Visitor Center


November 28, Lake Leatherwood Beacham Trail 

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Eureka Springs, (Moderate; 4 miles)  Depart 8:00 AM Harps; Trailhead 9:00 AM (Park Campground) Lunch: Sack lunch or Eureka Springs


December 8 Friday Bentonville Christmas Light Walk 

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Meet at downtown Bentonville square by the fountain at 5:00 PM

3/1/17 Back 40 Bike/Hike Trail

3/9/17 Hunt Park, Park and Spring Creek Spur Trail

3/17/17 Friday, Rob & Melani Walton Nature Preserve

3/30/17 Lake Atalanta

4/6/17 Dogwood Canyon

4/11 - 4/13/17 Petit Jean State Park

4/28/17 Lake Wedington

5/4/17 Hidden Springs and Bison Farm.

5/9/17 Twin Knobs Trail, Lake Leatherwood

5/17/17 Left Loop Pigeon Roost Trail

5/24/17 One half Redding Loop, Ozark Highlands Trail

6/1/17 Bench Rock Nature Trail & Black Bass Lake