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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.


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


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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    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.

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      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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