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Cane Creek Lake Trail

Intermediate
 2.7 (3)

A rolling trail system on the west side, tough levy ride on the east.


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16.0

Miles

25.8

KM

100%

Runnable

224' 68 m

High

167' 51 m

Low

347' 106 m

Up

345' 105 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake

Best to stay off during the wet season in early spring.

Description

This trail system hugs the edge of the Timberlands and Delta Regions. Rolling hills through State Park and Game and Fish Land (Wear orange during hunting seasons). There are over 50 bridges on this trail, three of them large suspension bridges which give runners a unique experience. Backpackers should be warned that past mile 8.5, the trail turns into an exposed levee and paved road from mile marker 8.5 to 14.

The state park has plenty of parking, playgrounds, camping, gift shop, clean bathrooms and pavilions. This park is very popular with fishermen and also features a kayak trail on the lake. A lot of wildlife can be found in the area.

There are 2 shelters on the trail for overnight camping. There are two shelters off the trail at mile marker 6, the first side trail leads to shelter number 1 and the second to shelter number 2. Both are secure shelters enclosed on three side with metal rooves. They each have fire pits and a picnic table and are situated on spurs looking out over the lake. Check with the park office for use.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

Shared By:

Joe Jacobs with improvements by Emily Donahue

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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The levee section is quite exposed and monotonous but with a lot of wood ducks, coots, and other waterbirds along the lake.
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR
After the levee section ends, a road section about 1.25 miles long starts just after mile marker 13.
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR
The first of 3 suspension bridges on Cane Creek Trail. This one crosses Lick Creek at about mile 14.25.
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR
One of two shelters located off mile 6 (this is shelter number 1). Each shelter has a picnic table and fire pit. Actual location at about (33.94213, -91.79592).
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR
View of the sunrise and lake from camping shelter number 1 off mile 6 of the Cane Creek Trail. Actual location at about (33.94213, -91.79592).
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR
First of 2 shelters about a half mile off mile 6 of the Cane Creek Trail. Shelter no. 2 looks identical and is off to the right when walking down the side trail. Signs guide you to both shelters, #1 is on left at about (33.94213, -91.79592).
Mar 25, 2021 near Star City, AR

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