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Best trails in Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

A National Historic Landmark, the Toltec Mounds site comprises one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Preserved here are Arkansas's tallest American Indian mounds. Three mounds remain where 18 once stood surrounded by an earthen embankment eight to ten feet in height, a portion of which is still visible today. These ancient earthworks are the remains of the ceremonial and governmental complex which was inhabited here from A.D. 600 to 1150. The park visitor center features exhibits including artifacts from the site, an A/V theater, and archeological research laboratory. A meeting room and enclosed pavilion (with restrooms) that overlooks the mounds are available for rent. Take a self-guided tour on the 3/4-mile barrier-free trail or 1.6-mile turf trail, or a guided tour by reservation. Park interpreters lead guided tours and programs throughout the week by group reservation and at scheduled times on Saturdays. The archeological site/research station is cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. The Toltec Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, a unit of the University of Arkansas system, and its laboratory are housed in the park visitor center. Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is one of Arkansas's two archeological sites cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey as both a state park and an archeological research station. The other is Parkin Archeological State Park at Parkin. ______ HOURS: *Interpretive programs available year-round Visitor Center /Education Center: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Tues. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays except Monday holidays. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day.

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Map of trails in Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contact
501-961-9442
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Knapp Trail and Plum Bayou Trail Loop
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Knapp Trail and Plum Bayou Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scott, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more