Tag - Length: 3-5 Miles

Lake Leatherwood: Beacham and Fuller Trails Hike

[This post was originally published on May 21, 2011 on “A Hiking We Will Go.”]

Lake Leatherwood: Beacham and Fuller Trails Hike photoThis weekend, we hiked the Beacham Trail at Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs. This trail has been on my list for quite a while, having read about it in Tim Ernst’s Arkansas Hiking Trails.

There are several trails around Lake Leatherwood, a municipal park in Eureka Springs. Thinking of most city parks, images of a true “hike” are not what come to mind which is probably why this wasn’t one of the top trips on our list. We were surprised to find a really nice hiking trail around a very scenic lake.

The weather was great with blue skies and sunshine. They have been missed lately with all of the rain in the area. Things were a bit soggy since yesterday was a rainy day, but we were not deterred. Continue reading Lake Leatherwood: Beacham and Fuller Trails Hike

Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi)

Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi) photo
View of Roman Nose Canyon from Inspiration Point on Mesa Loop Trail

I recently visited Roman Nose State Park, near Watonga, Oklahoma. The brownish-red canyons and mesas in this semi-arid region of west Oklahoma are very different from the scenery of east Oklahoma or that of west Arkansas.

It was a pretty cool trip.

Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi) photo
Lake Loop Trail – Roman Nose State Park

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Fort Smith: Ben Geren Bike Trail – 4 mi (O&B)

Fort Smith: Ben Geren Bike Trail - 4 mi (O&B) photo
Ben Geren Bike Path (Fort Smith, Ark.)

The Ben Geren Bike Trail is a nice walking path. This paved path in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is 1.9 miles long (each way) and connects Ben Geren Park to the nearby Chaffee Crossing area.

Fort Smith: Ben Geren Bike Trail - 4 mi (O&B) photo
Ben Geren Bike Trail

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Mount Magazine: Will Apple’s Road Trail – 3 mi (O&B)

Mount Magazine: Will Apple's Road Trail - 3 mi (O&B) photo
Will Apple’s Road Trail – Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine: Will Apple's Road Trail - 3 mi (O&B) photo
Approximate elevation profile based on gps data.

Will Apple’s Road Trail at Mount Magazine State Park is a pretty simple trail. It is a former road that makes a nearly straight line downhill from the Visitor Center to the horse camp. It runs parallel to the highway.

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