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Crater of Diamonds State Park - Day Hike Trails

Little Missouri River Trail (G-3)

Park/Rec Area: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Region: Timberlands
Length: 1.2 miles
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Location: Two miles southeast of Murfreesboro on Hwy. 301

Description: The trail winds its way through the woods from the campground to the scenic Little Missouri River. The trail then loops back through the forest to the trailhead. This trail provides a relaxing one hour hike over level terrain. Half of the trail has paved barrier-free access, and is the longest wheelchair accessible trail in southwest Arkansas. The unpaved left-hand section of the trail is easily walked.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR, 71958, (870) 285-3113 www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com craterofdiamonds@arkansas.com

Prospector Trail (G-3)

Park/Rec Area: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Region: Timberlands
Length: 1.2 miles
Time: 3/4 to 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Location: Two miles southeast of Murfreesboro on Hwy. 301

Description: This easily traversed trail offers visitors a first-hand view of the park's unique geological features. The rock outcroppings along the west side of the trail are uncommon for this geographical area. An entry fee to the diamond search area is required to hike this trail.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR, 71958, (870) 285-3113 www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com craterofdiamonds@arkansas.com

Wildlife Observation Blind Trail (G-3)

Park/Rec Area: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Region: Timberlands
Length: .2 mile
Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Location: 2 miles southeast of Murfreesboro on Hwy. 301

Description: This short and easily traversed trail leads visitors to a wildlife observation blind. Whitetail deer, gray squirrels, armadillos, numerous bird species, and other wildlife may be observed from the blind

For Information: Park Superintendent, 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR, 71958, (870) 285-3113 www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com craterofdiamonds@arkansas.com