Tag - Length: 0-2 Miles

Hikes, nature trails, and walks that are less than 2.5 miles.

Toltec Mounds: Plum Bayou Trail – 2 mi

Toltec Mounds: Plum Bayou Trail - 2 mi photo
Mounds A, C, and B at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the home of the largest surviving prehistoric mounds in Arkansas. The park is about 15 miles southeast of North Little Rock.

The mounds were used by the ancestors of Native Americans from about 600 to 1150 A.D.

The park also has two walking trails. The Knapp Trail is a paved loop path that is a little less than 1 mile.

The Plum Bayou Trail is a mostly unpaved 1.7-mile figure-eight loop. The last 1/3 of it overlaps the paved Knapp Trail.

Toltec Mounds: Plum Bayou Trail - 2 mi photo
Plum Bayou Trail – Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

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Benton: Sunset Lake Park Walking Path (1 mi)

Benton: Sunset Lake Park Walking Path (1 mi) photo
Sunset Lake Park Walking Path

The walking path at Benton’s Sunset Lake Park is an easy one-mile loop that circles the triangular-shaped lake. Despite the noise from Interstate-30 next door, this is a pleasant walk and something that definitely enhances the city’s quality of life.

Benton: Sunset Lake Park Walking Path (1 mi) photo
Walking Path along Northwest side of Sunset Lake – Benton
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Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop – 1 mi

Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
View of pond from Benefield West Loop (Mt. Magazine)

The Benefield West Loop trail at Mount Magazine State Park is an easy .9-mile loop. It is almost completely flat and about half of it is on old forest roads.

This is not a scenic-view trail, at least during leaf-on (summer, early fall, late spring). But you should take a minute to look at the pond.

Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Benefield West Loop (Mt. Magazine)
Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Approximate elevation profile based on gps data.

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Fort Smith: Creekmore Park Walking Trail

Fort Smith: Creekmore Park Walking Trail photo
Creekmore Park Walking Trail (October 2012)

Creekmore Park is one of the most popular parks in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The park features a half-mile walking path that loops around the park. For those in Fort Smith, walking the path in Creekmore Park is a very pleasant way to get some exercise without having to leave the city.

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Creekmore Park Walking Trail

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