Fossil Flats Trail

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Fossil Flats Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Fork, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 744 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Devil's Den State Park is a 3 to 5 mile loop trail located near Winslow, Arkansas. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking. The flat exposed rock in the creek bed lends this trail its name. Many fossils are visible in the exposed creek bed. The flat exposed rock in the creek bed gives this trail its name. Fossils are found in the creek bed. The trail offers views of the creek and typical Ozark rock formations. You have a choice of a 3, 4, or 5 mile route. The route requires more skill level the longer it gets. There are a total of 11 more trails at the park for horseback riding and hiking.

29 days ago

Easy trail some nice creek and rock formations.

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1 month ago

Great hike, the parking lot was very full but we did not encounter very much traffic on the trails. Took the Sawmill Loop and followed the river which is beautiful. I will post a few pictures.
The trail is very rocky in some areas. I suggest bringing a lunch and enjoying near the river.

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2 months ago

I liked this trail a lot. For much of the first half, it follows the creek, with lots of access to it so you can check out all the "flats" and different rock formations. It's an easy hike, and the trail is well-marked. The dog and I hiked the longest option, and I'd recommend the 4-mile Sawmill Loop (the medium-length option). The extra mile added by the Racer's Hill portion isn't anything special (Doc found an armadillo skeleton, so he'd disagree).

Directions get a little murky where the trail joins/intersects the BHT, but it's not too bad. The All Trails app is helpful here, as you can check your location relative to the trail.

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4 months ago

Very unwell marked for runners- bring a map! It's pleasant along the river though.

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7 months ago

Excellent little mountain bike trail. Lots of rocks, adds to the technical aspects.

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