Gateway

5 reviews

There are some key words in the description "a NETWORK of LOGGING ROADS." This is a very strenuous hike. You may have driven some of Arkansas's old logging roads and wondered how a truck loaded with lumber ever navigated them. If the "trail" were any steeper in places, you'd need climbing gear! And there are lots of logging roads back here - you might call it a network - while the trail is well-marked, you will want to pay attention to where you are going.
That said, this is a very pleasant hike through a lovely area. On our first visit, in late fall of 2017, we hiked down to the spring, which was neat, and saw lots of wildflowers and butterflies along the way. Today we took the trail to the top of Trimble Mountain. The views are not great, but what you can see of Beaver Lake is pretty impressive. A warning: this looks like it gets really overgrown in the summer, to the point where the trail is obscured and/or unpleasant.