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Steel Creek- Ponca Wilderness Area, Arkansas

Last fall, my parents did a hike in Arkansas called Hawksbill Crag, and it’s absolutely beautiful!  So, my friend James and I set off to do this amazing hike! My tiny Hyundai Accent made it almost the whole way up this tiny dirt road up an Ozark Mountain until I got to this big mud slab… It was pretty deep, but James and I watched another car plow through it, so we decided to give it a shot!

We got stuck.

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After 8, very helpful, very burly and very sweet men pushed us out we decided to look for another place to adventure to!

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We decided to stop at the Steel Creek Area.  This was an especially beautiful day, and a great day to spend time with one of my favorite people in the Natural State.  This 3.9 mile hike started under the highway overlooking the beautiful Steel Creek.

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The hike continues up into the forest, and there are all kinds of really beautiful bluffs and overlooks!  James and I had a blast finding shapes in the trees and jumping on rocks with some pretty steep drop-offs!  The trail was well-marked, and had several pretty overlooks.   IMG_5460 IMG_5467 IMG_5473 IMG_5538 IMG_5536 IMG_5498 IMG_5500 IMG_5512

This hike wasn’t as much a “destination” hike since it simply ended at a campground, (or it could continue on for 10 miles) but the stops along the way were absolutely beautiful!  I’m going back down to Arkansas next week to take a hiking trip with my dad before moving to NC, so I can’t wait to be exploring more of the natural beauty of Arkansas!

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3 Comments

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    Meerkat Travel Gang
    May 31, 2014 at 5:21 am

    We were in Arkansas to do that hike, but had to turn around because our motorcycle would not have gone up that steep dirt road. I feel like I did the hike vicariously through your photos! 🙂 it looks awesome.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      June 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much! There are quite a few of those roads down there, huh? I just went back earlier this month and eeshk, there are some rough ones! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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