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|Trail Image||Trail Name||States||Length||Surface||Rating|
When complete, the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will stretch 84.5 miles, including 73 miles on a former railroad right-of-way donated to the state by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. As of 2014,...
|AR||21 mi||Crushed Stone||
Running adjacent to the Arkansas River, the Rice Carden Walking Trail provides a pleasant out-and-back trip of just over 6 miles in the community of Fort Smith. You will have views of the river as you...
|AR||4.7 mi||Asphalt, Gravel||
The Trace Multi-use Trail (aka Daffodil Trace) is a 2.1 mile section of former railroad that begins at the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce and continues northwesterly to the termination at a trailhead...
Great improvements have been made recently on this trail! A new parking area has been created on the north end of a new section of trail in College City. On what current maps show as W. Winters Ln in College City, the parking area has plenty of room and the trail leaves from the southwest end of the lot (Picture 1). After heading south for about ¾ mile, the new section of trail t-bones (Picture 2) with the original trail. Turning right (west) takes you through a nicely wooded section of trail (Picture 3) towards Hwy 67. This fairly busy highway crossing is about 1½ miles from the college parking area.
After crossing the highway, you will find a newly paved section continuing west for another half mile or so before the trail takes on a more southerly heading. The flat terrain lends itself to farming and there are a few trees for variety (Picture 4).
The Coon Creek crossing has been completely rebuilt (Picture 5). As you continue south, croplands give way to homes (Picture 6). Continuing into the town of Walnut Ridge, you travel through quiet city lanes and some older neighborhoods (Picture 7). About 5 miles from the start point is West Main Street. On the south side of this busy crossing is a Casey’s convenience store which makes a nice rest stop with facilities, snacks and cold drinks. Another couple of miles or so and you will find the turn-around at the southern end of the trail (Picture 8).
At the north end of the trail, in College City (now annexed into Walnut Ridge), if you head east on Fulbright Ave for about ¾ mile, you can visit the Wings of Honor Museum (Picture 9) for a bit of history of the area as well as a place to get out of the sun and cool off.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy this trail. The 15-mile round trip including the excursion to the Museum is just right for a nice afternoon outing on our trikes. We enjoy the peaceful farm areas as well as the lack of traffic on most of the streets. The streets in College City are also very lightly traveled most of the time, and being the home of Williams Baptist University there are a fair number of bikes in the area.
I rode this trail two days ago and found that the entire trail is now paved. Also, a new section/cutoff has been paved near the north end of the trail taking you into the Williams Baptist University campus. From there, you can easily get to the local airport on lightly traveled city streets and visit the Wings of Honor Museum or airport lobby. Then travel south on the main street back to the trail head and head south all the way to Hoxie. According to my GPS it was just under 14 miles for a round trip. There is some mowing yet to be done on the very northern end, but they have done a lot work. Mayor Snapp is obviously committed to keeping this trail usable.
What an awesome experience on the Delta Heritage Trail !! This was our first "Rails to Trails" experience ever. The state park folks were oh so helpful and informative!! Riding the trail, the same as the 'Delta Eagle" did as a passenger train in years gone by and looking down at the trail and seeing bits of the old railroad timbers was great ! We had a late start and just managed a little over 12 miles ' but we'll be back !! Loved it and looking forward to exploring more Rails to Trails !!
There is a new parking area by the United Free Will Baptist Church at the corner of 67B and Pocahontas St. It appears the church has expanded their parking so the trail cuts through the middle of it, or it may be for the trail. anyway, it is new and very convenient. One mile north of the church, the trail is washed out as it crosses Coon Creek. It has been partially filled and you can get across this, but it is challenging. Another mile north and we found a tree down, blocking the trail and turned around. After returning to our starting point, we continued about 3 miles south, to the southern end and returned for a total of 10 miles. With the exception of the creek crossing and the tree down, it was a nice ride. I rode from the airport to the main highway about a month ago and found it to be a pleasant ride, with a couple of exceptions. First off, the first 50 yards or so was bad, lots of broken glass and tree trimming debris and so forth. It was barely possible to pick a path through it safely. I would not chance it without heavy duty tires and tubes. A little ways in, the bridge is beginning to deteriorate. Most of the nails holding the decking down need to be driven back down. Fortunately, they are all lined up and quite visible so I was able to pick my path through them on my Catrike. The rest of the trail is very enjoyable. You do need to be cautious crossing streets as the crossings are not marked for autos, but traffic is not heavy. The southern end of the trail is just a turn around.
Rode the southern portion of the trail in May 2019. Started at the "Bike Route Bike Shop"and went south to Kessler Mountain Regional Park and back. Trail is well kept and thought out. One thing I noticed, as a first time visitor to the area, riding south is more intuitive than riding back north. That being said, the trail is well designed and well kept. 4.5 stars! Lastly, after your ride, make sure to stop at HUGO's for a meal! The "Blue Moon Burger" is tasty!
The city of hot springs has worked hard to make this a wonderful Trail. Public art, babbling brook, and lots of shade. Can’t wait to return to an expanded trail. Really Too short for bikes now, but the staff at the visitors center promised ....soon. Will hold them to the promise when I return.
Several street crossings, but drivers were very respectful and stopped to let us pass as soon as they saw us. Safe, clean, well maintained.
I can’t say enough great things about this trail. Rode it without any fuss and beautiful I might add! A treat for sure’
me and my husband walked this trail about 2 weeks ago and i can honestly say you will take a walk down history lane iv recently over the last couple years have really gottin into learning the history of our past im memorized with it and i love it and to walk down that what once was the union railroad where a battle fought and later burned is just speachless...
its beautifull duriing the fall trees turning, leaves fallin, sun shineing wind whistlein, ............... just peacefull
I have a ten and a four year old who both just started biking. We had zero problems and only had to push up hill at the access ramps to the cross streets. Also a couple of spots put you basically on the side walk by speeding traffic separated only by plastic fence pole things, kinda scary for the parents but the kids thought it was great lol. Going under several bridges beside pretty water spots called for closer inspection and added to the adventure. Very pretty ride that makes you forget you are in town sometimes, take the kids and they will love it! By the way, the Old Mo. road parking lot is usually full so plan on parking behind Regions bank at Joyce and Vantage. In the back at the end of Vantage there is an access spot to the trail.
I was in Arkansas last week, visiting from PA and rode this trail, one of the best trails I have ever ridden. I am on a quest to ride 100 miles in each state and rode 62 miles one day and 40 the next and greatly enjoyed this trail. Going through a couple of towns the way the trail and the road is separated was fantastic.
As visitors, rode some of the Greenway for first time this week. Awesome trail system. We thought the Tulsa OK trails were good but this system has them beaten for standard and variety of users. We rode trikes but the systems available for all grades of mountain bikers was phenomenal.
Only complaint we had, maybe more of a comment, signage could be better in some places. As the system is made up of many trails, it was confusing when trying to go from one to another. Got onto the wrong trail twice because no signage at any trail splits.only reason we didn't give 5 stars.
It's a shame more people do not use this trail. It is very well maintained and very shaded for most of the trip. My brother and I live 3 hours away and do this trail at least 3 times a year. For a Sunday family outing there is a picnic area with grills at the state park at mile mark 2, and then 4 generations from babies in strollers to great-great grandparents can walk or bike parts of the trail. Two negatives though. crushed stone and except at mile marker 2, there are no restrooms, no food, no water along the trail, only benches for breaks; hence the 4 rating.
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