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8 months ago

I logged this trail at 4.2 miles. It is moderate, but it seem like more uphill than the 570 feet of elevation that is listed here. Be warned that there is no cell service for most of the trail. Go past the camp ground and parking will be on your left (free parking) if you park in the campground it is $15. The trailhead is across the street. The trail ends on the other side of the camp ground and then you cross the campground back to your car. It is a very pretty area, a lot of the trail is on hill sides and you cross several small streams. Crossings were easy and dry The trail was pretty well marked.

8 months ago

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Very nice trail but needs to be reblazed. We missed the turn and went a mile up the quachita trail before I realized our mistake. 4 miles became 6 miles, still had a great hike.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fun to hike...whether you want a short family hike, you want to hit Quachita Trail go miles & miles (9 or so) then run off the end of the pier into beautiful Lake Sylvia at the campgrounds. Great for yoga paddle boarding; learning to yak or paddle board or float on tubes with kids or just swimming on the glass of water. Very pretty!

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.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Overgrown in many spots; sad to see the trash dumped in the water. Very quiet and peaceful place with lots of crystals along the walkway.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Not easy to follow without this app, resulted in extra 2 miles of hiking. Many overgrown areas, trees down over trail, lots of greenery across trail. Some difficult areas to navigate with rocky inclines. Only saw one other hiker the entire time. Enjoyed ourselves overall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not a lot of other hikers out there so that's definitely a plus. There are some better trails in the area though.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Great hike not far from Little Rock. Not well known so hardly any other hikers.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Started at the end of loop a camp sites, around the lake to the dam. Then up the hill to the back side of wildlife loop, then the backside of chinquapin loop to the spur to the overlook. The Chinquapin spur trail is grown up and hard to follow at times, still worth the trek to go to the overlook. The back and hit the ORNT to lake sylvia spur. all in all a good hike.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I took the loop starting at the trail head and headed across the road and looped back around, finishing at the lake. Great hike along the stream. The overlook was grown up and the view was blocked by the trees. Neat view of the lake at the end of the loop. Nice little day hike.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Spur trail to Chinquapin Overlook is getting pretty overgrown in several spots, but views of North Fork Pinnacle and Flatside Pinnacle to west and Pinnacle Mountain to east are well worth it!