The Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail Isn’t Only for Biking

The name of the Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail is quite misleading and you may be missing out on a really nice hike.

We always go to the Visitor’s Center before hiking to see if there is a new trail to explore.  This time, instead of grabbing a map to choose, we asked one of the park rangers and she suggested the Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail.  We took her advice and headed to the trail head which was located at campsite A.  What’s great about campsite A is that there is a clean bathroom and lots of parking.

Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail has three different options.  A three, four, or five mile ride/hike and the difficulty increases with each mile added.  Along the trail, fossils are visible in the exposed creek bed.  As a hiker, we were able to stop and admire the fossils.  A great hike= a great day!

 

After the hike we decided to head over to the dam to rest a bit before heading to lunch.

For more information about Fossil Flats, check out ArkansasStateParks.com

An Excellent Day for a Hike

 

 

The weather in North West Arkansas has been pretty amazing lately.  Not too hot, sunny in the am, cloudy in the afternoon with a nice breeze to unwind the day.  Although the grass, hickory/pecan and walnut pollen count has been pretty high, suffering has been manageable with the right allergy meds.

Mother’s Day was an excellent day for a hike at Devil’s Den State Park.  They day was pretty perfect minus that fact that I wasn’t with my girls.  That was pretty hard.

We hiked the Yellow Rock Trail which is a 3 mile hike that wasn’t difficult and had an amazing view of the Lee Creek Valley.

There were a lot of places to take great photos.  Really cool rock formations and beautiful scenery.

For more info on Yellow Rock Trail… Arkansas State Parks