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- Distance: 22.1
Location: 35.9454574584961, -93.3987579345703
Head N across AR 21 after exploring old cabin near trailhead. Follow white-blazed trail .4 mi. through pasture before turning N.
Location: 35.9623374938965, -93.3991317749024
R onto Walker Mountain Rd.
Location: 35.9633903503418, -93.3894119262695
L off road; trail reenters woods and heads downhill
Location: 35.966869354248, -93.3832015991211
Cross Arrington Creek; backcountry campsite in wooded hollow
Location: 35.9823722839356, -93.38916015625
Trail crosses babbling brook
Location: 35.9989738464356, -93.3639297485352
Cross Running Creek; if lucky, catch sight of elk at riverbank, drinking water
Location: 36.0062980651856, -93.3503265380859
Rivers and creeks slowly carved this ancient limestone plateau into rolling mountains and deep gullies, such as Big Hollow to the NW
Location: 36.0215301513672, -93.3543701171875
Continue N under AR 74 bridge. Old log cabin across river was boyhood home of “Beaver Jim” Villines (b. 1854), go-to local legend with renowned trapping skills and a yummy sorghum syrup recipe
Location: 36.0385246276856, -93.3459777832031
Trail skirts E side of campground
Location: 36.0381546020508, -93.3362197875976
Steel Creek Landing: Shuttle back to trailhead, or retrace steps to trailhead.