Settler's Ridge Trail

EASY 5 reviews
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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

hiking

road biking

forest

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

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.

hiking
Monday, January 28, 2013

Simple hike through the woods

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Friday, April 24, 2015