Knapp Trail and Plum Bayou Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scott, AR that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I didn't realize the toltec mounds had a trail name. the trail is not so much for hiking but for touring the exhibits. You'll only need a bottle of water and a camera for this trail.
with that being said, I really enjoyed this place. I took a wrong turn and found the place by mistake. they have historical/anthropological facts all throughout the trail. there is a reasonably priced gift shop, a small museum, and I believe they have a small theatre as well.
great for a family day outing.
Don't make a trip for the trails. If you go to see the mounds, stay around and walk the trails. They're really, really easy but be warned, there's not much shade over much of the trail of you go during the heat of the summer.
Go for the history, not the trail. Really, really flat and not much else.
The Plum Bayou Trail, situated inside the Toltec Mound State Park, is a great trail for a leisurely day outdoors. The trail slowly winds itself around the perimeter of the park and offers a variety of views as it circles around the ancient mounds. My favorite part of the trail is the section of planked walk way that streches across the shallow edge of the mound pond. Bring some quarters with you to feed the swarm of turtles that will surface as you walk toward thier feeding machines at the overlooks of the pond.