Collier Springs

Total Miles
5.6

Elevation

442.93 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

This gravel road leaves a dispersed campsite. This trail passes several dispersed campsites, including Collier Springs, Crystal Scenic Trail, and Twin Creek Crystal Mine. With huge boulders, many rocks, creeks, and diverse terrain, there is a lot to see on this trail. The Collier Springs Picnic Area is located on Forest Road 177 in Ouachita National Forest, northeast of Norman, Arkansas. The picnic area is notable for the presence of the Collier Springs Shelter, which was built by crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939. It is a rectangular open-air stone structure, with stone columns topped by hewn log beams that support the gabled roof. The shelter also acts as a protective cover for the eponymous spring, which is fed via a pipe to the nearby creek. Facilities at the picnic area also include a vault toilet. Twin Creek Crystal Mine, is a beautiful mine with loads of crystals, bring your lunch and stay all day!!! Parking is right at the pit, shaded picnic tables, porta potty, and friendly hostesses!! Keep your eyes open as you can find crystals along the trail.

Difficulty

Easy gravel forest road.

Technical Rating

1