Highlands Chapter Dayhike: Fossil Flats Trail, Devil’s Den State Park

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Easy trail hike, Ron Stone (Hike Leader)

Day, Date:  Saturday, October 13, 2018

Name of Hike:  Fossil Flats Trail

Location:  Devil’s Den State Park, 25 miles south of Fayetteville AR on AR Hwys 74/170

Type of Hike:  Dayhike, trail, loop

Hiking Distance:  2.4 to 6.0 miles, depending on group ambition

Rating:  Easy, maintained trail with generally good tread

Features:  Ron Stone will lead a hike up Fossil flats trail which travels up Lee Creek, crosses, then returns on the opposite side.   Very moderate trail with varying lengths depending on how ambitious the group is:  2.4, 4.2, or 6 miles along the creek.  Possible shallow wet crossing.  Many fossils visible on creek bed along with evidence of early settlers and the CCC.

Hike Leader:  Ron Stone (contact hike leader for more information)

Contact information:  rstone@marshalltown.com

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at Marvin’s Grocery (former IGA grocery store) at 15th Street and and U.S. Highway 71 B in south Fayetteville AR for carpooling for a 9:00 a.m. departure;
  • or, meet at 10:00 a.m. at the campground trailhead at Devils Den.   The campground is located just over the bridge past the Devil’s Den State Park Visitor Center, past the Yellow Rock Trailhead.

Comments:  Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves and wear hiking boots.  Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf to take part in any Ozark Society outing.  Everyone is welcome to participate, whether an Ozark Society member or not.