Tollantusky Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This loop trail curves through thickets and woodlands along a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River. This is a nice, easy-to-follow unpaved trail. Benches placed along the route provide opportunities to relax in the natural surroundings. This is a nice, easy-to-follow unpaved trail. Benches placed along the route provide opportunities to relax in the natural surroundings. The trail curves to the right across a wood-and-stone footbridge, which spans a small ravine.
The path then slopes upward rather steeply.To the left the Arkansas River is visible through the trees, and to the right is what looks like a creekbed but is, in fact, a remnant of the Old Butterfield Stage Line. Cadron was a regular stop on
the Butterfield mail route from Memphis to San Francisco. At 0.1 mile French mulberries, also known as American beauty berries, adorn a small fenced cemetery.The hallowed ground contains the graves of the Stephen Harris family, who owned land in what is now the park from 1867 until 1903."