Geocaching Friday: Delta Heritage Trail State Park Power Trail


On Fridays, I’ll share some of my favorite geocaching spots throughout The Natural State. Even if you’re not a cacher, the Friday blogs will feature towns and attractions throughout the eastern section of Arkansas…perfect for a weekend trip! 
Friday is here, my friends! After the storms of last weekend, we deserve the beautiful weather we have in store these next few days!

Last Friday, right after I posted the Geocaching Friday blog, I received an email that a new geocache had been published for the Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena. And then, almost immediately, I received another email…and another….and another!! I realized that the first geocaching power trail in the Arkansas Delta was ready to go!

The Delta Heritage Trail State Park is a   rails-to-trails conversion being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that winds its way from near Lexa to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee). The trail is located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta. There are 14 miles of completed trails, open to hikers and bicyclists.

And now it is the home to the newest caching power trail in Arkansas. As of today, there are 114 geocaches placed along the trail. Yes…you read that correctly…114! Most of them are rated 1/5 or 1.5/5 in difficulty.

Remember, all caches must be 528 feet apart, according to regulations.

Needless to say, many of the caches haven’t been found yet. Which means that there are quite a few First to Finds (FTFs) out there waiting!

As I said, we’re expecting BEAUTIFUL weather this weekend in the Arkansas Delta. Why not head to the Delta Heritage Trail State Park and find one or two or 100 caches! Have a great weekend!!

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