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Lincoln Lake Loop Trail, 5 miles, easy to moderate, David Justice, hike leader.

Name of Outing:  Lincoln Lake Loop Trail

Location:  20 miles west of Fayetteville AR near Lincoln AR

Type of Hike: Dayhike, Trail, with possible optional short bushwhacks along the way. Loop around man-made lake with some additional viewing area.

Hiking Distance: 4.75 to 5.75 miles

Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 120 ft. Trail undulates with no major grades.

Rating: Easy to moderate due to distance. The trail is well-maintained, with generally good tread.

Features: Although this trail is part of the Lincoln AR city park system, it is not in the city but is four miles out of town. It was completed all the way around Lincoln Lake less than three years ago. On the trail, we will see overviews of the lake, cross the earthen dam which forms the lake, pass through scenic wooded areas, and pass high-bluff areas.

Hike Leader: David Justice who manages the park.
Telephone & Email: phone: 479 200-9546 david.justice@g.fayar.net
Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at the north-east corner of the Wal-Mart West parking lot on 6th St (Martin Luther King Blvd), i.e., US Hwy 62 west in Fayetteville for carpooling for a 9:15 a.m. departure; or,
  • Meet at the Lincoln Lake parking lot four miles north of Lincoln AR on County Road 669 at 10:00 a.m. From Fayetteville, head west on US Hwy 62 through Prairie Grove, continue on Hwy 62 another 7 miles to Lincoln. Watch for County Road 669 [there is a Lincoln Lake sign], turn north and go another 3-4 miles.

Driving Distance: 20 miles from the Fayetteville carpool to the trailhead via US Hwy 62 to Lincoln AR/Co Road 669 to Lincoln Lake. Note that the new US Hwy 62 bypass around Prairie Grove is open.

Comments: One possible wet crossing. Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves and wear hiking boots. Bushwhacks are non-trail hikes which are more challenging than trail hikes. If you have never done a bushwhack hike, contact the hike leader first to find out about the challenges of the hike. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are not allowed on difficult hikes. Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf at the trailhead to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.

Calendar for 2019 Fall Outing Season (Saturdays):

Oct 5 Brian Thompson – OHT Indian Creek to Lick Branch
Oct 12 Jeff Montgomery – The new “Karst Trail” at Hobbs.
Oct 19 Judi Nail, Robert Medley; Sam’s Throne
Oct 26 David Justice, Lincoln Lake with light side bushwhacking

Nov 2 Kathy Sparks, Lake Wedington trails
Nov 9 Ozark Society Fall Meeting
Nov 16 Steve Singleton, hike to be determined
Nov 23 Luke Parsch; BRH-OHT S. Maumee Red to Spring crk

Dec 30 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Dec 7 Norma Senyard, hike to be determined
Dec 14 Rodger Keesee, Jackies Hllw/Sneeds crk bushwhack
Dec 28 Rick Pendley, to be determined
Jan 1 Barbara Fell – Lake Fayetteville