The Reservoir Trail at Queen Wilhelmina State Park is a short but vigorous hillside walk that starts right behind the lodge.
It makes a .4-mile (each way) downhill zigzag on the south side of Rich Mountain leading to a historic reservoir.
Getting to Queen Wilhelmina State Park
If you are coming from the north on Highway 71, at Acorn, take a right (heading east) on Highway 59/270. After 9 miles, take a left onto Highway 272. (Follow the signs to Queen Wilhelmina State Park.) This takes you up Rich Mountain to Highway 88 (Talimena Scenic Drive). Take a right on Highway 88. After about a half-mile. Turn left into Queen Wilhelmina.
If you are coming from the south on Highway 71, turn left onto Highway 88 in Mena. Stay on 88 for about 12 miles. Queen Wilhelmina will be on your left.
The trailhead is by the lodge on the south side.CLICK – Google Maps Directions to Reservoir Trailhead at Queen Wilhelmina