Hempstead Road 421

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

132.25 ft

Duration

0.4 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area protects a continuum of plant communities that occur along the transition from the upland blackland prairies to the low bottomlands along the Little River. It contains one of the largest, and most intact, examples of mesic (moderately moist), dry-mesic, and dry upland forests remaining in the northern part of the Coastal Plain. Through much of the site, canopy trees average 2 to 3 feet or more in diameter, with many larger individual trees. It also includes blackland prairie remnants, hardwood flatwoods, and wooded seeps, and supports several rare plant species. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) shares ownership of portions of this area. Specific types of hunting are allowed in this natural area. For details, see the Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area. Roads are dirt with some gravel. Ruts and mud can be present and cause issues with low-clearance vehicles. At times, a gate could be closed.

Difficulty

You will encounter narrow dirt roads that can be rutted and muddy when wet.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Daniel McMahon
Nov 11, 2023
2016 Toyota 4Runner
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate

Access Description

From Interstate 30, take exit 18 at Fulton, and travel west on U.S. Highway 67 for 1 mile to State Highway 355. Turn right and travel north approximately 3 miles to the southern tract. Continue north on Highway 355 for approximately 2.5 miles to the northern tract.

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