Settler's Ridge Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mena, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


road biking



Settler's Ridge loop trail takes through a mixed hardwood and pine forest traveling down a hillside, along a ridge before circling back to the visitor center.

4 months ago

Good trail, fairly easy to navigate.

Mon Jan 22 2018

Great trail for kids. We lived in Mena and hiked this trail many times. It connects to Orchard Loop. Easy hike if you stay on the loop at the top of the ridge, moderate if you choose to hike down to the creek. There are no large rockfalls or boulders to climb over on either loop. It's hard to tell the two trails apart when you're there, so bring a map if you're wanting to stay on the easy path. In the spring and summer, there is a gorgeous emerald green, mossy path in the creek bottoms. There are also lots of examples of various, brightly-colored fungi. Heavy tree cover keeps it relatively cool, even in the summer. Check out the visitor center. They have a nice selection of books available for a donation.

Mon Jan 28 2013

Simple hike through the woods

9 months ago

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Fri Apr 24 2015