If you’re looking for a short easy trail to walk, the Meadowbrook Trail at Lake Dardanelle State Park is one to check out. The trail makes a semi-loop through lush forest. It is about 8/10 of a mile long and has almost no elevation change.
It starts behind the amphitheater and there is nearby parking. More photos after the jump.
I had a very nice hike on the Dam Mountain Trail at Lake Catherine State Park a few weeks ago. (I had to get special permission to be able to walk the trail, wearing a hunting safety vest, because it was officially closed for hunting season.)
These are some photos I took from the two vistas overlooking the lake.
More photos are after the jump. As usual, click photo for larger view.