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Little Missouri River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

13.3 mile 21.4 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,232' 375 m
Descent: -649' -198 m
High: 1,404' 428 m
Low: 807' 246 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Ryan McPhail

An intermediate trail that follows the crystal clear waters of the Little Missouri River.

Ryan McPhail

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail winds along a portion of the Little Missouri River, a designated wild and scenic river. Cascading waterfalls, stately hardwoods, old-growth pine stands, wildlife, and seasonal leaf colors are just a few of the natural delights awaiting runners. One of the most scenic areas, the Winding Stairs area, offers breathtaking views of the forest, river, and large novaculite rock outcrops.

This trail is fairly level with a few steep inclines. It crosses the Little Missouri River eight times and Crooked, Brier, Long, and Blaylock creeks once. Runers should be careful when crossing streams. Rocks in streams can be slick and high water is dangerous after rain storms.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes open for black bears, river otters, and white-tail deer.

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Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Winding Stairs area on the Eagle Rock Loop
Sep 22, 2015 near Dierks, AR
Albert Pike Recreation Area
Sep 22, 2015 near Glenwood, AR
Just north of Albert Pike Rec Area along Little Missouri River.
Sep 22, 2015 near Glenwood, AR
The Little Missouri River winds through the forest.
Feb 1, 2017 near Dierks, AR
Little Missouri River in early February
Feb 12, 2018 near Dierks, AR

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