Fern Hollow Multi-Use Trail White Oak Lake State Park
  • Fern Hollow Multi-Use Trailhead
    Fern Hollow Multi-Use Trailhead
  • One of several bridges on the Fern Hollow Trail
    One of several bridges on the Fern Hollow Trail

This trailhead is shared with the Beech Ridge Trail and Coastal Plain Trail

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GPS: -93.110443, 33.688248
About this Trail
9.8 miles
Hiking 4-5 hours, Mountain Biking 2-3 Hours hiking time* (times will vary for equestrian / hiking)


Fern Hollow Trail is a multi-use trail for mountain bikes and hiking. It starts at the Beech Ridge trail head in the tent camp area. Allow 4 to 5 hours for hiking and 2 to 3 hours for biking to complete the 9.8-mile loop. Approximately half-way through you will find a cut-off back to the trail head. At the half-way cut-off you will also find a primitive camp area. If you plan to camp over night be sure to register at the park visitor center.

Additional Trail Information:
The trail gets its name from the many resurrection ferns that grow like ivy on the trunk of trees or on stumps. In dry weather the fern curls up and appears dead. However, with the return of moisture it promptly uncurls and becomes green again. White blazes with a red center mark the route. The Fern Hollow Trail meanders through some of Arkansas’s most unique terrain where you’ll see the unusual plant life of the sand hills, including fascinating members of our woody flora. The Arkansas Oak is another rare member of the sand hill plant community. The tree grows in sandy and loamy soils around the head of small creeks and is usually found under other hardwoods.

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