The 3.5-mile Rim Trail circles the mountain top and provides access to all of the park's 14 miles of trail. Originally blazed in the 1890s, the trail was fully developed by the CCC in the 1930s with the addition of stone steps and retaining walls. Spectacular views spread over 100 miles of the Arkansas River Valley before you, including the 1830s water route of the Trail of Tears and 34,000 acre Lake Dardanelle.
Accessibility:at the visitor center and other locations around the mountain Blaze color: yellow
Length: 3.5 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 2 to 3 hours
Park Superintendent, 16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR, 72834, 479-229-3655
GPS Coordinates: 35.228217 -93.25525
Trail Visitor Reviews
By L Paladino on 1/1/2012
Comment: The trail is beautiful with some demanding sections. The views are spectacular, showing off the beauty of the River Valley. It took my 11 year old and I two hours to complete. I would highly recommend this trail.
To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.
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