DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

forest

8 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.