This trail begins in the parking lot of the Brushy Creek Recreational Area off of Hwy. 246, 8 miles east of Vandervoort, AR. The trail follows along a ridge top that overlooks the confluence of Brushy Creek and the Cossatot River. The trail also features a guided tree trail where visitors can learn about the different species of trees of southwest Arkansas and their uses. Also featured on this trail is a steel walkway that spans the river and offers barrier-free access from the west side parking lot. This walkway also allows visitors to walk from the west side of the river to the east side parking lot where both picnic grounds and a swimming area are located.
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is south of Mena. The northern route is via Hwy. 246 between Vandervoort and Athens. The southern route is via U.S. 278 between Wickes and Umpire.