Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps

Trail Map (pdf) – Boston Mountain Trail (Updated) and Warren Hollow Trail

The current Lake Fort Smith State Park is fairly new. The original park closed in 2002 due to the enlargement of the reservoir lake. The current park opened in 2008 with all-new campsites, visitor center, cabins, and swimming pool.

Until recently, the only trails at the park were the Warren Hollow Trail and the beginning of the Ozark Highlands Trail. But in the past few years, two new trails have opened: the Boston Mountain Trail (4-mile semi-loop) and the Shepard Springs Trail.

Recently, the Boston Mountain Trail has been expanded with an additional loop. The original loop A is around 4 miles. Loop B is about 2.5 miles. It is open to mountain bikes and hikers.

The Shepard Springs Trail (hiking only) makes a 5-or-so mile loop with the first few miles of the Ozark Highlands Trail. Continue reading Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail West + South Side Pics

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
Mount Nebo Rim Trail on south side, near Sunrise Point (panoramic).

The Rim Trail at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is one of the prettiest trails in Arkansas with amazing views from nearly the entire trail.

It’s a scenic 3.2-mile loop that goes around the entire mountain top.

There are basically 3 sides to the trail. These are March 24, 2015 photos I took of the west and south sides.

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
Overlook parking area at the southwest part of the mountain. You can start the Rim Trail from here.

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Lake Tenkiller: Buzzard Roost Trail Fall Pics

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
At the southeast part of the loop, not long after the creek crossing.

The Buzzard Roost Nature Trail at Lake Tenkiller (northwest Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) is a pretty 1-mile loop on Cato Creek.

Although there are no blazes, it is not hard to follow the trail. It has some pretty views, especially along the creek.

My full profile of the trail is in this post. These are more photos I took on that hike (November 19, 2016).

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
Buzzard Roost Nature Trail, Lake Tenkiller

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Mount Nebo: Rim Trail East Side Pics

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
West-facing view from Sunset Point at the north end of Mount Nebo. (Panoramic.)

Mount Nebo (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is one of Arkansas’s most scenic state parks. The Rim Trail, a 3.2-mile loop around the triangular top of the mountain, is a great way to take in its beautiful views.

The March 24, 2015 pics in this post are all of the east side of the trail.

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
Southeast-facing view near north end of Rim Trail. (Panoramic.)

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