Delta Heritage Trail

Quick Facts

Delta Heritage Trail

Arkansas

(870) 572-2352

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Overview

This rails-to-trails conversion in southeast Arkansas is being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena) to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee), one of the former routes of The Delta Eagle.

The first 14 miles of trail have been completed from Helena junction to the Lake View community and just across from Old Town Lake. Trailheads are located at Helena junction near Barton, Walnut Corner at the U.S. 49 overpass, Lick Creek (Ark. 85 just south of Barton), and in Lake View.

The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities abound along the route.

The park visitor center is located on Ark. 49 in Barton. Trail maps are available at this location as are a gift shop, restrooms, and picnic sites. Bicycles can be rented here at the visitor center. Five primitive tent sites are located at this trailhead.

Once completed, the Delta Heritage Trail will also offer sweeping views from bridges that span the Arkansas River and the White River.

Map of Delta Heritage Trail (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.611282, -91.385634

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The first 14 miles of this rails-to-trails has been completed. The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities abound along the route. The visitor center has bicycles for rent if visitors are not able to bring their own.

  • Hiking

    The first 14 miles of this rails-to-trails has been completed. The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities abound along the route.

Directions

Driving

The park visitor center is located on Ark. 49 in Barton.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 572-2352

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