Queen Wilhelmina: Spring Trail – .5 mi (O&B)

Queen Wilhelmina: Spring Trail - .5 mi (O&B) photo
Spring Trail – Queen Wilhelmina

If you are looking for a short easy wooded trail, consider the Spring Trail at Queen Wilhelmina State Park (near Mena, Arkansas).

At 0.3 miles, the Spring Trail is one of the shortest trails I’ve hiked in an Arkansas State Park. It is also one of the easiest, with very little elevation change.

Queen Wilhelmina: Spring Trail - .5 mi (O&B) photo
1800’s Spring – Queen Wilhelmina

Queen Wilhelmina: Spring Trail - .5 mi (O&B) photo
Approximate elevation profile based on gps data.

Spring Trail GPX Map

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The trail starts on the north side of the highway near the amphitheater and the “Wonder House,” a historic 9-level vacation home built in the 1930’s.

Queen Wilhelmina: Spring Trail - .5 mi (O&B) photo
1930’s “Wonder House” – Queen Wilhelmina

The spring was a popular gathering spot for early settlers. The trail ends near the west end of the park campground.

As usual, I have posted some of my photos and a gpx map made from my gps data.

Click here for GPX file download.

VITAL INFO

Trail Name and LocationSpring Trail - Queen Wilhelmina State Park
County/StatePolk/Arkansas
Date Hiked08-15-2010 (a.m.)
Weather/Conditionslow 90's, hot.
DirectionsThe trailhead is next to the Wonder House (on the north side of the highway).
Length0.3 miles (each way)
Loop?No
Difficulty

(1=Easy; 5=Most Difficult)

1
ATT Cell Coverage?Partial
Official Info (Links)Website. Trail Map Brochure.

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[Last revised: 2012-03-05]

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