Village Creek State Park Trail System

Forrest City, Arkansas

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This is a series of individually named trails that are combined for a hike across forested ridges and ravines. Our description starts at the Austell trailhead near the visitor center, swings past Lake Austell, follows a portion of the historic Old Military Road, and ends at Lake Dunn. A wooden bridge leads from the parking lot across the backwaters of Village Creek to an intersection, where a right turn takes visitors to the amphitheater. To the left is the Arboretum Trail, a walkway with signs that name the trees and shrubs along the trail. Village Creek State Park is home to several species of flora not commonly seen over the rest of Arkansas, including butternut, tulip poplar, and cucumber trees. The cucumber tree is the tallest of the magnolia species. The young cones look somewhat like cucumbers in color and shape. The bark is rough and ridged, unlike that of other magnolias.

Village Creek State Park Trail System Professional Review and Guide

"This is a series of individually named trails that are combined for a hike across forested ridges and ravines. Our description starts at the Austell trailhead near the visitor center, swings past Lake Austell, follows a portion of the historic Old Military Road, and ends at Lake Dunn.

A wooden bridge leads from the parking lot across the backwaters of Village Creek to an intersection, where a right turn takes visitors to the amphitheater. To the left is the Arboretum Trail, a walkway with signs that name the trees and shrubs along the trail. Village Creek State Park is home to several species of flora not commonly seen over the rest of Arkansas, including butternut, tulip poplar, and cucumber trees. The cucumber tree is the tallest of the magnolia species. The young cones look somewhat like cucumbers in color and shape. The bark is rough and ridged, unlike that of other magnolias."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Forrest City
Distance: 6.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Village Creek State Park
Local Maps: USGS Wittsburg
Driving Directions: Directions to Village Creek State Park Trail System

Recent Trail Reviews

2/8/2009
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This is a great place to tent camp one or two nights. Easy access to trails, very few hills and plenty of trees and shades. A great day trip just to get a good long hike with plenty of trails to choose from once you get there. The maps included with this site are limited, there are alot more to choose from.



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May 2018