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Short and sweet

The ranch is a nice place to visit in the fall and winter. However the field was burned in spring.

Cool little trail. Feels short. Nice nature. Had a lot of bumble bees when we went. Surprised at how well taken care of and clean by where it is located being stuck back in the country some

Nice paved trail quick trail!

walking
4 months ago

The swan was aggressive and bit my daughter. She was 40 feet from shoreline

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was good at the beginning, but it became indiscernible and we got lost.

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike, good view for sunrise

I'm a big fan of this trail. It's short and sweet. The Nature Trail winds through the woods on one side of the lake. The other half of the lake has a paved trail great for winding down your run. And you always see Billy the Swan out there chilling on the lake. Very peaceful.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a fun little trail where you would least expect one to be. It is not long, and has some pretty scenery.

Nice trail but poorly marked. Trash all over the road past the rail tracks where someone had been shooting fireworks. l plan to go back in the late fall. I don't think the area gets much attention.

There was a lot of work put into this place, even the porta potties at the beginning of the trail were clean. Just wish it was longer. Definitely worth checking out!

Nice little hike for kids. Took my kids and my niece for a little mid-day stroll. It was a great little trail for a short notice hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

An easy nature hike.

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

A nice little trail for a nature hike, not really all that difficult. There was a lot of debris on the trail but the area had been hammered by the remnants of tropical storm Cindy on and off for 2 days prior to our visit so it wasn't surprising. No strenuous inclines to traverse but there are places where rocks or wet feet are the only options for crossing small streams. No big deal and we ran across the caretaker while one the way out and he was very nice and helpful. I'll definitely be back!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

park at the sign area, walk behind fence, first half of trail is clean, second half is a jungle, they need to clean it up. so many bugs bring off

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Nice little short trail. Nice views of Lake Maumelle

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Only available when wildwood is open. Check Park hours before going.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Short but interesting trail. The trail is paved, it ends with a large bridge over the swamp. Keep in mind this is a trail through swamp lands so there are lots of bugs. I'd bring bug spray in the summer. This was a nice quick nature trail, perfect for small kids who's legs get tired and perfect for strollers.

Monday, November 21, 2016

http://m.arktimes.com/arkansas/gillam-park/Location?oid=1919894

I have not been to the park. I wanted to list info about Gilliam Park

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This is a nice trail to take young kids on. We saw several types of water birds. The highlight was getting a flyover from an eagle!

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Although this is a short walk, it has great views during the fall of the lake from atop the hills on the south and east side of Swan Lake. I like to combine this trail with the Wild 40 Trail. Nice little trail in West Little Rock. You will not see many other people on these trails.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Wild 40 Trail is a very peaceful trail in West Little Rock. This winding trail takes you through a nice forest inside Wildwood Park. I like to combine this trail with the shorter "Nature Trail" so that I can get in a 2.5-mile hike while minimizing any hiking on the access road around the lake. And the Nature Trail has some wonderful views of the lake - be sure not to miss it!

You will not find a lot of hikers here normally. In May 2016, I hiked this trail and lost count of all the deer I saw, along with lots of turtles, lizards, and butterflies. In October 2016, I did not run across a lot of wildlife, probably because of nearby noisy construction to the southeast of the park. Other than the nearby construction noise along the southeast border of the park, my hike was very peaceful.

walking
Friday, October 07, 2016

I didn't know this park existed until the trail showed up on AllTrails.com. This is a nice paved walking trail in a secluded park in mid-town. The park is well kept. The trail is kid-friendly and has a nice playground. Nothing particularly scenic, but a nice park and a nice paved walking trail. There are lots of trees and the area is likely very pretty in the fall as the trees change colors.

walking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Nice paved/gravel trail for wildflower hunting or birdwatching. I was surprised at the stunning view of downtown Little Rock from this trail. Audubon Arkansas' website suggests there are more trails in the abandoned Gillam Park (leased by Audubon Arkansas) but there is no signage pointing to these trails. Worth a visit if want a nice walk near downtown.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Short lakeside trail with very light use. This trail offers nice views of Lake Maumelle. It is short, but has potential to offer nice hiking close to Little Rock. Trail also has a variety of wildflowers along the trail and offers birdwatching opportunities. The park at the trailhead, Loon Park, is not used heavily but fisherman are often seen at the park.

walking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Short trail, good for small kids. Trail is not heavily used and could use a bit of love, but overall OK. There are no picturesque overlooks, just a walk in the woods. Interpretive signs along the trails describe different tree species that are in this forest. Note that the Forest Service trail map indicates that this trail is 0.4-miles in length, but my GPS and a guidebook both indicate the total trail length at 0.6-miles.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Solitude is the norm on this little trail. There is a nice parking area at the trailhead just off of Hwy 10. The first 0.2-miles of trail is paved and seems a bit unkept and unused. This trail has apparently been there for quite a while. I don't know if the wildflowers were planted, or if they grew naturally, but the paved path has tons of impressive wildflowers on both sides of the wide path. At the end of the paved path, the path continues another 0.3-miles to an observation deck at a point on the lake. Signage at the deck indicates that deck was built by the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas.

I've never seen anyone else on this trail. So if you are looking for solitude, this is a nice little trail. And there is much potential for the trail to be continued along the lakeside.

nature trips
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Short but very nice paved trail that transitions to an elevated boardwalk in the bald cypress and water tupelo swamp. This short trail has a lot of interpretive signs along the way. This little trail is great for a short leisurely walk and educational. Wildflowers seem to grow almost year round, and there are lots of birds to observe. Bring insect repellent!

hiking
2 months ago

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