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Village Creek State Park - Day Hike Trails

Arboretum Trail (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: .25 mile
Time: 1/2 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Exit 242 off I-40 at Forrest City and go 13 miles north on Ark. 284 to the park

Description: The shortest and easiest of the park's trails, it is accessible to almost everyone. There are signs identifying many of the trees found along the trail.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Austell Trail (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 2.24
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Additional Trail Information: Connects the visitor center with the Lake Austell boat dock, swimming and picnic areas. You can begin the trail at any of these locations. Visitor Center to Lake Austell boat ramp - .91 mile Visitor Center to Lake Austell picnic area - 1.12 miles

Location: Take Exit #242 off I-40 at Forrest City and go 13 miles north on Ark. 284 to the park. 201 County Road 754 Wynne, AR 72396 Phone: (870) 238-9406

Description: From the visitor center, the trail meanders along steep, hogback ridges and through a wooded stream valley to Lake Austell, then continues to the picnic area. Allow and hour or more for a leisurely hike through a variety of terrain. The trail is moderately steep in places and allows a good view of the Crowley's Ridge landscape and rich forest diversity of the park.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Big Ben Nature Trail (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 1/2 mile
Time: 3/4 hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Exit No. 242 off I-40 at Forrest City, then 13 miles north on Ark. 284

Description: A self-guided booklet mapping the trail and this unique area of Crowley's Ridge is available at the visitor center. The trail begins near the visitor center and loops back to its beginning.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Lake Dunn Trail (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 2.75 miles
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Exit No. 242 off I-40 at Forrest City, then 13 miles north on Hwy. 284

Description: The Lake Dunn Trail starts at the lake Dunn Dam. It travels along wooded ridge tops and winds around to cross Village Creek where the Memphis to Little Rock Road Once passed.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Military Road Trail (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 2 1/4 miles
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Exit No. 242 off I-40 at Forrest City, then 13 miles north on Hwy. 284

Description: This beautiful trail preserves a dramatic remaining portion of the Trail of Tears. Called the Memphis to Little Rock Road, it was completed in 1829 and provided the first improved route between Memphis and Little Rock, and became a major route of Indian removal for Choctaw, Chickasaw and Muscogee (Creek). It was also used by the detachment of Cherokee that signed the treaty of New Echota that led to Cherokee removal. Today the route is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Multi-Use Trail System - Horseback & Hiking (D-8)

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 25
Time: varies
Difficulty: Moderate
Difficulty Comments: Some parts of the trail are very steep.

Brochure: Available at Visitor Center

Description: The multi-use trail system is composed of several interconnecting trails that wind through the forest of Crowley’s Ridge. You can climb hog back ridges or traverse across creek beds and valleys.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com

Multi-Use Trail System - Mountain Biking & Hiking

Park/Rec Area: Village Creek State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 25
Time: varies
Difficulty: Moderate
Difficulty Comments: Some trail sections are very steep

Brochure: Available in the Visitor Center or here: http://tinyurl.com/VillageCreekMTB

Description: The multi-use trail system is composed of several interconnecting trails that wind through the forest of Crowley’s Ridge. You can climb hog back ridges or traverse across creek beds and valleys.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396, (870) 238-9406 villagecreek@arkansas.com