Hiking & Trails

The Greers Ferry Trails Council

Website: http://gfltc.com/



Misson: To plan, build, operate and maintain multiuse trails in the Greers Ferry Lake area which promote fitness and enhance transportation, the local economy and community relations.

Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council is a dedicated volunteer group of citizens who have been meeting since September of 2009 to research the need for a local multi use trail system and to establish a foundation for a long term and perpetual project.

The American people are in the beginning stages of a health epidemic. Most of the epidemic is and will be related to obesity and type 2 diabetes particularly in children and young adults. There is plenty of data online and on the GFLTC website to support this information (www.gfltc.com). There is a renewed effort across the U.S. to educate and provide tools to head off this major problem.

Sugarloaf Heritage Council

Website: http://www.sugarloafheritagecouncil.org/Sugarloaf_Heritage_Council/Home.html



​In the fall of 2007, local citizens and ASU-Heber Springs personnel joined together to form the Sugarloaf Heritage Council to restore and enhance Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

The mountain’s graffiti-covered faces and deteriorated historic Summit Trail have been cleaned and restored since then through the efforts of many volunteers (both from the community and from the University), grant funds, membership fees and sponsorships.

We are now moving forward with our Master Plan to further develop this unique natural setting.  Our Master Plan contemplates enhanced picnic and rest areas, additional trails and other recreational features.

Buckeye National Nature Trail

Location: Heber Springs, just off Hwy. 25 on the west end of the Greers Ferry Dam

Description: Downstream from the dam, this trail meanders along a bluff overlooking the Little Red River and fish hatchery. The trail is mostly level, except at each end, where mossy bluffs are crossed by flights of stairs. The trail provides excellent views from an overlook shelter of the Greers Ferry dam and lake, in addition to the river valley. The Buckeye Trail was constructed in conjunction with the Mossy Bluff Trail to provide a quality trail experience for persons who are not physically able to negotiate the more difficult areas. Displays are provided alongside these trails for interpretation of interesting natural features.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Collins Creek Trail

Location: Located at Collins Creek recreation area

Description: The nature trail follows alongside the stream with a portion handicap accessible. It features a cold-water pipeline from the dam, rock riffles to form pools for trout, public access, and interpretive trails.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Josh Park Memorial Trail

Location: Located at Dam Site Park

Description: This multi-purpose trail, located within the boundary of Dam Site Park, features a primary trail length of 6,485 feet. It features a vault toilet, drinking water, picnic area and fitness station at the trailhead. It is home to a large, multi-school cross-country meet held every fall. The trailhead is located just off of Hwy 25 B North, just north of Heber Springs.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail

Description: This beautiful trail follows along a wooded bluff overlooking the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam. Different points of interest such as two different trees that have grown together as one, lichens role in "primary succession", a balanced rock caused by the process of "weathering", and many other occurrences in nature can be seen on the trail. At the end of the trail are 96 steps leading up to a spectacular overlook above the Little Red River and the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery. This is an excellent place to rest and enjoy the view before your walk back to the Visitor Center

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail

Location: This trail is located on an island in Greers Ferry Lake. It is accessible by boat from Hwy. 337 at Sugarloaf Recreation Area on the south and Hwy. 330 at Fairfield Bay Park on the north.

Description: This trail affords spectacular views of Greers Ferry Lake and the surrounding countryside. The summit, 540 feet above the lake, overlooks the pines and hardwoods growing on the island where this trail is located.

For Information: Operations Manager, 700 Heber Springs Road North, Heber Springs, AR, 72543, (501) 362-2416

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