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    Chris Garner reviewed Mount Kessler Loop

    11 days ago

    Chris Garner completed Mount Kessler Loop

    14 days ago

    Chris Garner completed Yellow Rock Trail

    12 months ago

    Chris Garner reviewed Redding/Spy Rock Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Chris Garner completed Redding/Spy Rock Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Chris Garner completed Pigeon Roost Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Chris Garner reviewed Pigeon Roost Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I suppose I ended up feeling kind of "meh" about my whole experience, but don't get me wrong, it's a nice trail and all.

    The views you get of the lake are nice. Really nice, in fact. You can even walk down to the lake if you want (unless someone is camping down there). However, if you're walking the trail counter clockwise, like I did, you blow through your scenic locations in the first few miles and then all you're left with are the woods. I mean, they're nice woods and all, but they don't really offer a lot of views, ya know? Sink holes were pretty nifty, though. I might recommend hiking clockwise for the best sight seeing order.

    The vast majority of this trail is covered in gravel and it's not just little tiny rocks were talking about here. Whole stretches are covered in rocks that are an inch to about two and a half inches wide. Not sure why they chose gravel or if it has any purpose other than making it hard to walk on. You can probably tell that I personally don't like walking on gravel (or large loose rocks as the case may be) for eight miles. But, who knows, maybe you're into that kind of thing. A real gravel connoisseur. In which case... have a blast.

    There are actually a few trees that have fallen onto the trail. Some are pretty big and some not so big. Either way, I think they're kind of fun. Some you can go around, some you have to climb over. They add something to think about, a problem to solve. They are in no way difficult to get past nor do they negatively affect the trail.

    I love how the loops are set up on this trail. You've got four different ways you can augment your trip depending on what you're looking to get out of it. Dry Creek Loop (short), Huckleberry Loop (medium), Dry + Huckleberry (long), and the Figure Eight (extra long). You could also just hike in counter clockwise until you get to the benches that overlook the lake if you want a nice place to eat lunch.

    Again, it's a nice trail. You definitely shouldn't avoid it or anything. If you're looking for trails in the area or are looking for ones of a particular length then you should absolutely give Pigeon Roost a try. Though, I can say that with the gravel and lack of really interesting sights to see ultimately land this trail firmly in my "One and Done" category. Unless I come back for camping, which I might do, just because the camp sites aren't all that far in and they feel pretty isolated.

    Chris Garner reviewed Clear Creek Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The "trailhead" is kinda in a weird spot, for whatever that's worth. The trail just sorta starts next to a road. No place to park and nowhere to walk up to it that isn't on a road. So, don't think that you need to start there. It's real silly. Especially since they put that new parking lot in on Gregg by the Joyce intersection. That thing is as dope as a parking lot can be.

    Alright, the trail itself. For being a paved trail running through (and under) a city, it's actually pretty pleasant. The convenience of location, lots of trees everywhere , birds, and other critters running around make up for any of the slight annoyances encountered due to being in a city. Like noise pollution... or mysterious super hardcore fences topped with barbed wire that you'd think someone would care about since they went to all the trouble of putting it up but maybe they really don't care because it was knocked down and no one fixed it.

    The trail dumps out at Veteran's Park (Lake Fayetteville) and gives you access to the NWA Mall. So, that's nice I guess.

    All in all, it's a part of the Razorback Greenway which is a nice thing to have and it's a nice part of it at that. But it's not like it's a real nature trail. It's a very small road for people and bikes.

    Chris Garner completed Clear Creek Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Chris Garner reviewed Fossil Flats Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Fossil Flats is honestly a great trail. The river, that a good amount of the trail runs along, is absolutely gorgeous and the forest surrounding it, while not offering as much eye candy, offers a very peaceful atmosphere. The hike itself isn't difficult, though there are a few steep areas, but be mindful when preparing to hike this trail (if you're doing the full 6 mile loop that is) that you will have to cross Lee Creek twice, which means getting in the water. During my trip the water was up to about calf high.

    All in all, it's a very nice hike and well worth your time it if you plan on visiting Devil's Den.

    Chris Garner completed Fossil Flats Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Chris Garner completed Lake Fayetteville Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Chris Garner reviewed Lake Fayetteville Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The natural trail isn't too shabby. There are definitely some beautiful stretches but there are also sections that are almost uncomfortably close to busy roads and the sound of cars is near constant anywhere on the trail. All in all its a good place for a quick hike if you're in the area already.