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Distance

8 miles

Trail Type

Loop

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Devil's Den State Park Map

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Vista Point Trail (DDSP)

Arkansas

Activities & Features



Notes

Vista Point Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Devil's Den State Park near Fayetteville Arkansas that features wonderful scenery. The trail weaves through a mixed hardwood forest on its way to two incredibly scenic overlooks. Vista Point features amazing views of Blackburn Valley and the Holt Ridge Overlook offers great views of the Lee Creek Valley. This trail is equestrian friendly and dog friendly, but Lassie must be on leash. The trail is marked with green blazes. Camping is available in Devil’s Den State Park for those looking to make a weekend out of the park.

History

Devil’s Den State Park has a rich and colorful history. From a geological perspective, the park protects the largest sandstone crevice area in the United States and is littered with sandstone caves, ravines and rugged bluffs. The rugged terrain was used by local Confederate guerrillas to hide leading up to and during the Civil War after raids on Union Army supply lines. From the Butterfield Hiking Trail the remnants of the town of Anna can be seen. It was destroyed by a flood in 1893. Today, all that remains of the town is a cemetery and some old foundation. During the Great Depression the Lee Creek Valley was chosen as a great site for a state park. FDR’s New Deal brought in the Civilian Conservation Corps and construction began in 1933. Today, Devil’s Den State Park is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best preserved CCC projects sites in the United States.

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Free Backpacking Permit, Campground Fees
Contact: Devil's Den State Park 11333 West Hwy. 74 West Fork, AR. 72774

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