The Harris Creek Trail is located off of Hwy. 278, approximately 9 miles east of Wickes, AR. This trail features easy to moderately difficult walking that passes through six different habitats that range from a dry open shale pit to a mature shortleaf pine/hardwood forest. Half way through the trail there is an overlook that offers a spectacular view of the Cossatot River as it winds its way through the Ouachita Mountains.
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.