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Greers Ferry Lake Area - Day Hike Trails

Buckeye National Nature Trail (C-6) (National Recreation Trail)

Park/Rec Area: Greers Ferry Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1/2 mile
Time: 3/4 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Difficulty Comments: (A portion of the trail is wheelchair accessible)

Brochure: Available at the COE visitor center or by writing

Location: Heber Springs, just off Hwy. 25 on the west end of the Greers Ferry Dam

Description: Downstream from the dam, this trail meanders along a bluff overlooking the Little Red River and fish hatchery. The trail is mostly level, except at each end, where mossy bluffs are crossed by flights of stairs. The trail provides excellent views from an overlook shelter of the Greers Ferry dam and lake, in addition to the river valley. The Buckeye Trail was constructed in conjunction with the Mossy Bluff Trail to provide a quality trail experience for persons who are not physically able to negotiate the more difficult areas. Displays are provided alongside these trails for interpretation of interesting natural features.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Collins Creek Trail (C-6)

Park/Rec Area: Greers Ferry Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 0.6 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Located at Collins Creek recreation area

Description: The nature trail follows alongside the stream with a portion handicap accessible. It features a cold-water pipeline from the dam, rock riffles to form pools for trout, public access, and interpretive trails.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Josh Park Memorial Trail (C-6)

Park/Rec Area: Greers Ferry Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Located at Dam Site Park

Description: o This multi-purpose trail, located within the boundary of Dam Site Park, features a primary trail length of 6,485 feet. It features a vault toilet, drinking water, picnic area and fitness station at the trailhead. It is home to a large, multi-school cross-country meet held every fall. The trailhead is located just off of Hwy 25 B North, just north of Heber Springs.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail (C-6)

Park/Rec Area: Greers Ferry Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1.6 miles
Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Description: This beautiful trail follows along a wooded bluff overlooking the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam. Different points of interest such as two different trees that have grown together as one, lichens role in "primary succession", a balanced rock caused by the process of "weathering", and many other occurrences in nature can be seen on the trail. At the end of the trail are 96 steps leading up to a spectacular overlook above the Little Red River and the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery. This is an excellent place to rest and enjoy the view before your walk back to the Visitor Center

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail (C-5) (National Recreation Trail)

Park/Rec Area: Greers Ferry Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 2 miles
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Brochure: Available at COE visitors center or by writing

Location: This trail is located on an island in Greers Ferry Lake. It is accessible by boat from Hwy. 337 at Sugarloaf Recreation Area on the south and Hwy. 330 at Fairfield Bay Park on the north.

Description: This trail affords spectacular views of Greers Ferry Lake and the surrounding countryside. The summit, 540 feet above the lake, overlooks the pines and hardwoods growing on the island where this trail is located.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416