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Trails Part Of Draw

Lookout Point Still A Highlight On Crystal Bridges Path

Posted: November 10, 2012 at 5 a.m.

A sign indicates the multiple trail routes visitors can take to an entrance at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Wednesday in Bentonville. The museum grounds have more than 3.5 miles of trail for visitors.

Curious people walked for years to an observation deck along a newly opened trail to peer at the progress as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art formed in the valley below. The museum turns a year old Sunday, but its trails have been open far longer.

At A Glance

Museum Trails

Scott Eccleston, grounds director for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, shares the “must see” spots on the museum’s many trails:

Crystal Bridges Trail

1 1/2 miles, paved and mountain bike trail

Don’t Miss: Overlook, “A Place Where They Cried”

Art Trail

1/3 mile, paved

Don’t Miss: “The Way of Color,” “Shore Lunch”

Dogwood Trail

1 mile, soft surface hiking trail

Don’t Miss: Peace and serenity in the quietest part of the Crystal Bridges forest

Rock Ledge Trail

1/2 mile, crushed granite hiking trail

Don’t Miss: Native stone and beam Rock Ledge shelter; also look for drill marks cut along the bluff line from the old railroad spur

Tulip Tree Trail and Crystal Spring Trail

1/2 mile, crushed granite hiking trail

Don’t Miss: The museum’s “most awesome” old-growth trees

Orchard Trail

1/2 mile, paved

Don’t Miss: The first view of Roxy Paine’s “Yield” when approaching the museum

Source: Staff Report

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