Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trail

Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trail is a beautiful hiking experience in the middle of town. The outer loop of the trail is 1.25 miles of sometimes challenging passage through the woods. There’s plenty of opportunity for exploration.

In fact, it’s more accurate to think of Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trails than counting this hike as a single trail. There are seven official trails, but it’s more of a choose-your-own adventure situation, since there are plenty of options, both marked and unmarked. Northwest Arkansas Trails claims that there is a total of 10 miles of trail for hiking, biking, running, or climbing.

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You can start at the Happy Hollow access point and hike a paved trail to a beautiful hand-built pavilion. The pavilion was built using techniques used by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.

If you prefer, start at Williams Drive and enjoy the natural trail. Approach the outer loop clockwise if you want to climb or ride down more than up.

However you travel, you’ll find a beautiful natural environment. Depending on the route you take, you’ll encounter beautiful views, steep hikes, and surprising natural and human-made features.

Don’t worry about getting lost. While the trails are not always clearly marked, you will easily find your way back to the outer loop. You might go in circles, but you’ll be able to head back to your car when you feel like it. Volunteers maintain the trails.

Overnight stays are not allowed, but the pavilion has a campfire ring and picnic tables. Make this area your goal for lunch or dinner.

Mt. Sequoyah Woods comprises about 97 square acres. You’ll find it hard to believe that you’re just a couple of miles from the downtown square.

Wear your hiking shoes for this trail, and carry water. Visit Uncle Sam’s to pick up any gear you might need.

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