2019 Spring Hikes and Photos

2019 Spring Schedule


March 1, Friday, Huckleberry Ridge Conservation Forest:


Cave Trail Loop…3.8 mi


March 7, Thursday, Pea Ridge Military Park:


Elkhorn Mountain Loop… 7.6 mi or 5.6 mi option with car shuttle


March 13, Wednesday, Lake Wilson, Fayetteville:


Joe Clark Trail… 3.2 mi loop… Sack lunch at pavilion… with option to hike approx. 4 mi on Mt. Kessler


March 19, Tuesday, Buffalo Wilderness Area, Compton:


Hide Out Hollow Falls… 2 mi o/b plus Paige & Broadwater Falls with option to hike to Thunder Canyon


March 27, Wednesday, Lake Wedington:


Twin Mountains: Upper Round Top to Lower Round Top, o/b… 5.6 mi


April 4, Thursday, Roaring River, Cassville, MO


Devil’s Kitchen, River Trail, & Pibern Trail 5.8 mi…



April 12, Friday, Magnolia Falls, Stahle Falls, & Woods Boys Falls


3 mi Sweden Creek Falls, … 2 mi o/b… 


April 16, 17, 18… Queen Wilhelmina Overnight Trip… Mena, AR




April 24, Wednesday, Ozark Highland Trail:


Lick Branch Trailhead (passes through Marinoni Scenic Area) to Indian Creek Launch… 5.2 mi 


April 30, Tuesday, Coler Creek Park South Gateway TH:


Bentonville…  Here’s Johnny Loop Trail… 4.1 mi


May 8, Wednesday, May 8, Wednesday, Ponca Landing to Steele Creek:

Hike cancelled due to weather.

o/b…including Villines Homestead Trail…4.3 mi (or come back from Steele Creek on the Old River Trail)… 2nd Hike: Lost Valley: 1.9 mi o/b…  


May 16, Thursday, Bayyari Park, Springdale:


Coyote Cave, Fitzgerald Mt., Butterfield Loop… 4.8 mi



May 24, Friday, Blowing Springs:

Bella Vista… Bluff Trails Loop on N side… 4.0 mi




Sept. 6th, Friday, Eureka Springs: Black Bass Lake Trail, 4 mi loop including spurs

  • Meet at Black Bass Lake, Eureka Springs, off Oil Spring Rd, 9:00 a.m.
  • Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s, 7:45 a.m.

  1. Sack lunch or local restaurant

Sept. 12th, Thursday, Garfield: Lost Bridge North Park, 5 mi loop

  • Meet at Lost Bridge North Park TH, 9:00 a.m.
  • · Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s, 8:00 a.m.
  • Sack lunch at park or Short Stop, Garfield 

Sept. 18th, Wednesday, Buffalo Wilderness Area: Centerpoint to Steele Creek Campground, 8.8 mi

Includes spurs to Goat Bluff Overlook and Granny Henderson’s Cabin… (7 river crossings) Requires a shuttle.

  •  Meet at Steele Creek Campground, 9:00 a.m., along river launch area 
  •  Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s 6:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch on trail 

Sept. 24th, Tuesday, Lake Fayetteville: Dirt trails around lake, 5 mi loop

  •   599-501 Lake Fayetteville Rd, Meet in parking lot by ballfield,  9:00 a.m.
  •  Carpool, depart from Lowe’s 8:00 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch on the trail 

Oct. 4th, Friday, Pineville, MO: Huckleberry Ridge Conservation Forest

 4.2 mi loop including spur to Doug Hall’s Cabin (local Frontier Artist).

  •  1st exit to Pineville, Turn on K Hwy, 4.6 mi to CR#1460, Park in clearing,  9:00 a.m.
  •  Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s 8:30 a.m.  
  •  Sack lunch or local restaurant 


UPDATED - Oct. 9th, Wednesday, Devil’s Den State Park: Moonshiner’s Cave

 1 mi o/b… Devil’s Den Trail including Wilderness Area Spur & 

Primitive Campground Loop, 3.8 mi 

  •  10712 W Devils Den Rd, Winslow, Meet at 9:00 a.m. 
  •  Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s 7:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch at park 

Oct. 16th, Wednesday, Lake Wedington State Park: Trail to the Bluffs, 5.6 mi o/b

  •  Lake Wedington Campground: 12 mi west of Fayetteville on AR-16 W/W Wedington Dr: 9:00 a.m., From here we will drive 4 mi of gravel road to TH
  •  Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s 7:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch on the trail 

Oct. 22nd, Tuesday, Buffalo Wilderness Area: Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag),

3 mi o/b… with option to hike Amber Falls & Compton Double Falls , 2.5 mi o/b (led by Bev) 1 mi up gravel rd… OR hike Lost Valley, 2 mi o/b

  •  Off AR-21 S, turn right onto Co Rd 5, meet at TH 9:00 a.m. 
  •  Carpool, depart from Lowe’s 6:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch between hikes 

Oct. 31st, Thursday, Leatherwood Lake State Park: Miner’s Rock,

 4 mi loop… option to hike Fuller Trail to dam, 2.5 mi o/b 

  •  Leatherwood State Park, Co Rd 204, Meet at Trailhead, 9:00 a.m. 
  •  Carpool, depart from Harp’s, 7:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch between hikes 

JASPER… November 5th, 6th, & 7th (Overnight trip)


Nov. 14th, Thursday, Fayetteville: Lake Wilson, Joe Clark Trail, 3.2 mi loop...

  option to hike  4.5 mi loop on Mt. Kessler

  •  Morningside Dr. South 15th St., Fayetteville, Trailhead 9:00 a.m. 
  •  Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s, 7:45 a.m. 
  •  Sack lunch at Lake Wilson Pavilion 
  •  After lunch… A short drive to Mt. Kessler: 3087 Wc 200, Fayetteville, (Off of Cato Springs Rd) Last Call/Crazy Mary/Chinquapin Trails… 4.5 mi loop  


Nov. 19th, Tuesday, Hobb’s State Park: Karst Loop, 8.5 mi loop…

 Option to hike Wolf Den Loopinstead, 4.5 mi  

  • Meet at Visitor Center 8:45 a.m.
  • Carpool, depart from Lowe’s, 8:00 a.m. 
  • Sack lunch on trail 

Nov. 25th, Monday, Springdale: Bayyari Park…

Coyote Cave & Best Trail Ever Loop, 5.7 mi 

  •  2300 Deer Valley St., Springdale: Meet at TH 9:00 a.m. 
  • Carpool, Depart from Lowe’s 8:15 a.m. 
  • Sack lunch at the park 

Dec. 4th, Wednesday, Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner at the Bella Vista Country Club