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Crowley's Ridge State Park - Day Hike Trails

Dancing Rabbit Trail (B-8) Handicap Accessible

Park/Rec Area: Crowley's Ridge State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 1.25 miles
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: 15 miles north of Jonesboro on Hwy. 141, or 9 miles west of Paragould on U.S. 412, then 2 miles south on Hwy. 168

Description: The park was once a campground for Native Americans who named the setting of this trail the Dancing Rabbit Arroyo. The Spanish word "arroyo" stands for deep gulley. This trail leads hikers along this gulley, formed years ago by erosion, over a swinging bridge, and loops back to the visitor center.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2092 Hwy. 168 N, Paragould, AR, 72450, (870) 573-6751 crowleysridge@arkansas.com

Lake Ponder Trail (B-8)

Park/Rec Area: Crowley's Ridge State Park
Region: Delta
Length: .45 miles
Time: 1/2 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Difficulty Comments: Barrier-free

Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: 15 miles north of Jonesboro on Hwy. 141, or 9 miles west of Paragould on U.S. 412, then 2 miles south on Hwy. 168

Description: View the plants of Crowley's Ridge from a rustic-style boardwalk and stone overlook in the unique construction style of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many CCC structures are visible along the trail and are highlighted by wayside exhibits outlining the park's rich history.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2092 Hwy. 168 N, Paragould, AR, 72450, (870) 573-6751 crowleysridge@arkansas.com

Spider Creek Trail (B-8)

Park/Rec Area: Crowley's Ridge State Park
Region: Delta
Length: 1 mile
Time: 1/2 hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Fifteen miles north of Jonesboro on Hwy. 141, or 9 miles west of Paragould on U.S. 412, then 2 miles south on Hwy. 168

Description: The trail begins at the southern end of the picnic area and features a diversity of plant and animal life. Wildflowers are particularly numerous around the spring.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2092 Hwy. 168 N, Paragould, AR, 72450, (870) 573-6751 crowleysridge@arkansas.com

Walcott Lake Trail (B-8)

Park/Rec Area: Crowley's Ridge State Park
Region: Delta
Length: .5 miles
Time: 1/2 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Fifteen miles north of Jonesboro on Hwy. 141, or 9 miles west of Paragould on U.S. 412, then 2 miles south on Hwy. 168

Description: This easy trail atop the fishing lake levee offers a chance to view shorebirds as well as the best vantage point to view the park's bat condo.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2092 Hwy. 168 N, Paragould, AR, 72450, (870) 573-6751 crowleysridge@arkansas.com