Lorance Creek Nature Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Lorance Creek Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Little Rock, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
19 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Lorance Creek Natural Area is primarily a shallow, groundwater-fed swamp that spreads out along both sides of Lorance Creek. The natural area is situated at the transition zone between the sandy uplands of the Coastal Plain and the flat lowlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and includes examples of each. The entire system is a diverse mosaic of upland pine hardwood forest, open water, bald-cypress/tupelo swamp, beaver ponds, and sandy washes overlain with groves of swamp black-gum. All these features are inter-connected by a complex network of small streams and seeps, which support a rich aquatic flora. A portion of the natural area has been developed, using environmentally sensitive construction techniques, to enhance public visitation and environmental education opportunities. This part of the natural area features a paved foot-trail, interpretive panels, and a boardwalk out into the swamp. Both the foot-trail and boardwalk are universally accessible. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns adjoining property. A paved in-and-out trail begins at the natural area parking lot and takes visitors through an upland pine-oak forest. The trail gradually drops as the property transitions into bottomland. Interpretive panels give visitors information about the two different natural divisions and the ecosystems of the natural area. A boardwalk featuring an open water tupelo-bald cypress forest takes visitors into the swamp.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Nice paved trail quick trail!

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.

10 months ago

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!

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.

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!

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