Originally Posted by Jffok
Tim Ernst's "Ouachita Trail Guide" shows the section of trail you are planning to hike (Lunsford Corner, on Hwy 300, to the Lake Maumelle spillway) to be exactly 7 miles. The parking area near the spillway is a few hundred yards beyond the spillway. The hike is not too bad - several up and down sections, but nothing very steep or very long. There are also some long stretches of relatively level hiking. If you take it easy and take lots of water with you, you should be fine. And due to the number of caches along that stretch, you WILL be taking your time! I recommend a very early start, to get ahead of the heat as much as possible.
The parking area near the spillway is pretty small, just a pull-off place on the side of the road actually. Enough room for maybe 3 cars. You might be able to squeeze in 4, but I would try to limit the number of vehicles you park there. The parking area at Lunsford Corner is a little larger, but you should still keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.
Last edited by OldRiverRunner; 07-15-2011 at 08:22 AM.
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