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Great views no matter what time of the year . Even for such a small park and from what I’ve been told great for kayaking too .

This trail is moderate to easy with a few inclines. The trails are not clearly marked and it's very easy to get off track. I had to backtrack a few times and once I just cut across the terrain. The trail came very close to the campers at the camping sight... which I didn't like, but all in all it was a decent outing.

hiking
3 days ago

Cool view but was not an overall great experience. Very narrow trail and is not clearly marked.

The rangers in particular Tyson were super nice! I had the entire Boy scout camping area to myself....wow!! All if the facilities and grounds are meticulously maintained and clean. I really enjoyed the trails and the plentiful placards explaining what took place there in 1864. I hiked past an old cemetery just off the trail that was very old. you have to wonder how people lived in this rugged back country. I thought that the trails were well maintained and marked. I also enjoyed the hike up to the Fort and learning thst the Fort was at one time right on the Mississippi River. since 1864 the river has changed course and isn't visible from the girt now. there us an overlook that allows you to see Arkansas and the Mississippi River in the distance. take time to go through the museum while you're there. It's worth the 30 minutes to an hour. I highly recommend this park. you will not be dissapointed.

mountain biking
6 days ago

I wouldn't call it mountain biking but rather trail riding. It's an easy trail. Great for the entire family. It's has more technical paths that run off the main loop so you could extend your loop if you want. It's a gem not being to heavily trafficked.

just had surgery 6 days ago and walked the trail it was amazing

nice and quiet. kids loved it.

Good hike for kids.

IMO these are the best trails at Shelby Farms. Just don’t trip on a root, somersault halfway down a hill, sprain your wrist by hitting a root, scratch your shoulder and upper thigh, and break your $200 Garmin watch in the process...
Correction: Wrist is not sprained