Military Road Trail

Village Creek State Park

Region: Crowley's Ridge
Length: 2 1/4 miles [?] * Approximate time for trail completion - 2 hours (times will vary for equestrian / hiking)
Difficulty:Moderate
Trail Type: Hiking Trail

This beautiful trail preserves a dramatic remaining portion of the Trail of Tears. Called the Memphis to Little Rock Road, it was completed in 1829 and provided the first improved route between Memphis and Little Rock, and became a major route of Indian removal for Choctaw, Chickasaw and Muscogee (Creek). It was also used by the detachment of Cherokee that signed the treaty of New Echota that led to Cherokee removal. Today the route is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

For Information:
Park Superintendent, 201 CR 754, Wynne, AR, 72396,
(870) 238-9406
villagecreek@arkansas.com


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Trailhead Location:
Exit No. 242 off I-40 at Forrest City, then 13 miles north on Hwy. 284

GPS Coordinates:
35.155517 -90.72055

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