Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.
Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.
The 13.1 mile single-loop race goes through the twin cities of Texarkana, AR and Texarkana, TX. The race starts in downtown Texarkana, TX and finishes in Texarkana, AR. The course includes two park asphalt trails and residential neighborhoods on city streets. The finish line is downtown at 3rd and Wood Streets in front of the Hopkins Ice House about 4 blocks from the start.
It’s a unique opportunity to run in one half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified (#AR09010DLP) single-loop course! We will apply to be in the prestigious 2019 Arkansas Grand Prix Series when the bidding opens this fall. Information about the series is available at www.arkrrca.com.
A portion of the course is on the Texas/Arkansas state line. The race includes chip timing and 2-person and 4-person relay teams. Enjoy our post-race celebration at the finish line with sponsored hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, and beverages. Sponsored food and beverages are included for all race runners and walkers.
WILDCAT MARATHON and NORTHWOODS ENDURO!
These events are going to be some of the most fun events of your season.
*Marathon will be an amazing 22ish mile lap. Will combine Cedar Glades trails and Northwoods trails. Fast single track, machine cut trail, loads of speed, and tough climbs to make sure your memory is fulfilled by the end of the day. 2 lap format. Total with start loop approx. 45 miles. PAYOUT $2900!!! Top 10 men, Top 5 women regardless of class. SS bonus. $1,500 in raffle prizes to all riders.
*Enduro will be a unique balance of flow line, hand cut single track, and some old school. Will use mostly Northwoods, but will have a mix of Cedar Glades also. We will strive to keep you on your toes! A big lap format approx. 20 miles. $2500 Pro payout and over $2,500 in raffle prizes to all riders.
-All events based out of Cedar Glades park.
-Enduro Pre-Party and course viewing at Superior Bathhouse and Brewery on Saturday night.
PLEASE follow event updates @ https://www.facebook.com/KodiakTough/
Ankles of Steel…Iron Will. That’s what you’ll need to take on the LOViT challenge – an endurance run of rocky, rolling hills and ridge lines that will take you along the southern rim of one of America’s most pristine fresh water lakes and through the ruggedly beautiful Ouachita National Forest.
Start: Friday, February 22rd, 5PM
34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace
Male 21:52:34 (Hunter Dodds – 2016)
Female 23:34:00 (Bailee Wilkerson – 2017)
Start: Saturday, February 23th, 6AM
21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace
Male 10:18:00 (Chris Ho – 2017)
Female 11:30:42 (Carmen Cheadle – 2016)
Participants in both events will receive an event shirt and the experience of a supported run through the Ouachita Mountains with 6 manned aid stations on the 100k course and 10 manned aid stations on the 100 mile course – many that you will cross multiple times. 100k finishers will receive a medal and 100 Mile finishers a custom finisher’s buckle to commemorate their accomplishment. Participants in both events will enjoy additional event swag plus one comped breakfast buffet during Sunday’s awards brunch.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers in the 100k and 100 Mile distances at an awards banquet Sunday morning.
Event proceeds are invested in trail development in the Ouachita National Forest and the greater Hot Springs area. 2014 race proceeds helped fund the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the umbrella of the RRCA IRS exemption. The LOViT runs are non-commercial fundraisers that benefit the local trail community.
FOOTHILLS TRAIL ALLIANCE and AFFORDABLE TRAIL SOLUTIONS are teaming up to bring you some new trail in the BAY!!!
No Experience Needed( we will teach)
Physical work not mandatory ( if you want to be involved, there IS something you can do)
We plan on building a section of trail from the park down to the power line to the north.
The FFB Community Club will be proving Breakfast and Lunch so come get your eat and dig on!!!! Hope to see you there !!
PLEASE CLICK GOING IF YOU ARE GOING. That gives us a better handle on the food necessary!
9AM- Breakfast served
10AM- trail work starts
1PM – Lunch served
About 55 miles of challenging gravel roads. About 4-6 hours of saddle love.
Several 30+ minute climbs with an incredible view atop White Rock Mountain.
This IS a ride. NOT a race. IT IS AN ADVENTURE!
You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.
SAG support will be provided by Ozark Spokes & Floats.
You are responsible for doing your homework on the route. OCA will provide a cue sheet.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.
You are responsible for having fun!
TOP OF THE ROCK, official ride pit stop (aid station) is on White Rock Mountain.
The ride will start & end at Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Road Fayetteville, AR 72703.
We will have awesome chili & “recovery” beverages waiting for you. Thanks to Hazel Valley Ranch!
Creative Promotional Marketing will have a super cool award for those who complete the entire route!
All riders must sign a waiver.
COST??? FREE!!! There will be a tip jar and event shirts for sale to help offset costs.
THE 2 RULES
1. You must complete the entire HVGP Loop to receive an award.
2. You must prove your achievement via STRAVA or other GPS device to receive an award.
“The Beat Goes On” 5K Run/Walk is an event presented by the Saline Memorial Health Foundation and SMH Heart and Vascular Services. All proceeds will benefit the SMH Foundation Cardiac Assistance Fund, which supports cardiac care in Saline County. The funds will be used to support cardiac needs in our community such as assisting patients with cardiac medication expenses and adding new technology.
The 5K Run/Walk course will start and finish at Saline Memorial Hospital. Registration and post-race refreshments will be located inside. It is recommended that runners start up front and walkers line-up in back.
The Saline Memorial Health Foundation and Everett Buick GMC are ready for the 8th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24. Proceeds from the event will fund CPR equipment and education for all Saline County schools—ensuring all graduating students are CPR trained.
The Beat Goes On 5K (3.1 miles), which is a certified course, will start at SMH and will take participants through downtown Benton. This is a chip timed race. Online registration is available at www.SalineMemorial.org or participants can download a registration form on arkansasrunner.com. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. Included in the registration fee is a long-sleeved race t-shirt.
REGISTRATION: Registration ends February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
The annual Van Davis Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run supports the National Park College Foundation by providing scholarships for current students. Strategically scheduled for six weeks into the new year, it gives everyone the opportunity to meet their new year’s health and fitness goals. Join us to make a difference for yourself and for the community.
Join us Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Hot Springs’ Baseball Park (formerly known as Whittington Park).
Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:
- USATF-certified course.
- Overall and Top-3 in each male and female age division awards.
- Flat and fast course that runs through the nation’s first national park.
- Kids Fun Run for children 10 years and younger.
- Virtual Participant option for those that wish to support the event while staying in bed.
About this Event
The session will begin with basic skills instruction and assessment followed by a group ride where those skills will be applied on the trail.
Participants should have the following:
Functioning mountain bike Helmet Hydration Close-toed shoes
Sessions are open to girls 15 and older. All participants will have to sign a waiver on site. Participants under the age of 18 will have to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Should a session have to be moved or postponed because of weather, participants will be notified at least 24 hours in advance in which case session will be moved to Sunday, February 24 from 9-11 am. In the event of wet trails, the session may be held at Lake Weddington, which holds up well following rain.
Proceeds will be donated to the Fayetteville and Pea Ridge NICA teams. For more about Arkansas NICA:http://www.arkansasmtb.org/
Let’s ride bikes!
Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in January 2017, come fill your bucket at the 17th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on March 1-3, 2019. A race with personality, loads of southern hospitality, tons of caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic streets of Arkansas’ capital city and an impressive finisher’s medal. We are a race for every pace. We love walkers, 8-hour time limit for Marathon race. Check out our website for more info: www.littlerockmarathon.com. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/LRMarathon
The ST. Francis Gravel Classic consist of a 55, 25 and 12 mile bike ride on gravel roads starting at the Mississippi River State Park, near Marianna, AR.
The course will be clearly marked on Friday, March 2 with orange safety cones and 24 x 18″ yard signs at the turns; marked per each distance race. Also people in 2 areas where the 15 and 25 mile turn. The turn for the 55 mile course will be at Storm Creek, just past the sag Stop that you will pass 2 times.
Sags will have Gatorade & water and food snacks bananas, pretzels, pickles, cookies, peanut butter crackers
Two of the main roads that you will be riding on are 2 of the 3 Scenic Parkways in Arkansas, The gravel is packed down smooth in the center of the roads and you will encounter loose gravel near the edges of the roads. The lower road has a little more dirt than the upper road, but is still pretty smooth for a gravel road. The course is moderately hilly with no major obstructions.
There will be be prizes for the top 3 male and female riders in each distance from our host and sponsors. Bike bags, bike tail lights, stainless pint glasses, gift cards, etc.
There is only one classification of bikes for the awards. you can ride whatever kind of bicycle you like as long as it has front and rear brakes and no motor other than human.
The 55 mile ride will take you on the St. Francis Parkway and The Great River Road (also known as the High Road and Low Road respectively). All distances will ride around Bear Creek lake on Gravel Road 225 to reach the Parkways. The 12 Mile Ride will Continue the loop around Bear Creek Lake and back to the State Park, the last 5 miles are paved. The 25 and 55 Mile Ride will take the gravel High Road toward Storm Creek Lake. The 25 Mile Ride will take Gravel Road 260 to the Low Road and back to Bear Creek Lake and The State Park.The 55 Mile Ride will continue on to Storm Creek Lake and take Gravel Road 215 to the gravel Low Road and north back to Bear Creek Lake.
The 55 Mile Ride will make a second loop of The High Road to Storm Creek Lake to The Low Road back north to Bear Creek Lake, and then back to the finish at The State Park. The 55 mile ride has over 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The last 5 miles are paved.
Start Time: 10 AM
Distances: 50k and 100k
Cost: 50k 35$, 100k 45$
Cost will go up 1 week before the race day.
Cost: 50k 45$, 100k 55$
Rogers Roubaix offers up some of the rowdy roads in the Rogers area. We will be heading up to Missouri and around the surrounding counties on some awesome paved and gravel sections. We will change up the course a little this year. There will be a lead out for the 50k and 100k. This will happen at the same time. We will then let the race take over once we clear the train tracks. This will be self-supported. No aid stations. We will however have 2-rogue water drops with locations marked in the GPS files on mileage markers. We strongly suggest downloading the maps for your route. If you need help with the maps, we will be available to help. Please do not wait until race day. We will be riding rain, snow, shine, or whatever the weather throws our way. We will finish at the shop for free food and beer on the back deck. Gentleman’s agreement on the way back into town no passing, no tomfoolery, and no shenanigans!!!!!!!! Free Beer and Food afterwards on the deck.
Sylamore Ranger District
The 1.2-million acre Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer endless opportunities for adventure. As one of America’s most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the “natural” in the Natural State of Arkansas.
Ozark Highlands 50K
The course will start out at Norfork River Resort and proceed towards the Ozark Highlands Trail via 2.7 miles of rolling roads. The trail traverses through numerous hollows and takes participants across some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the Ozark National Forest. Runners will follow the OHT to the Brush Creek Trailhead and return back to the resort.
Twin Creek Twenty
Short course option will follow the same route as the Ozark Highlands 50K, but turnaround at Twin Creek Road Aid Station.
Norfork River Resort
We hope you’ll make plans to stay the weekend and take advantage of the great post-race festivities and the beautiful Norfork River Valley. Contact the resort to find out more details about things to do.
13386 Arkansas 5 Norfork, AR 72658
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! March 9, 2019 is the date for the 14th Annual Chase Race and Paws. The event is only 61 days away. You may register online
at www.chaserace.info. or RunSignUp or you may mail in the attached entry form. Some of the amenities for this year’s event include:
- Same super-fast out and back course as last year – the race will start/finish at Simon Park, 805 Spring St., Conway.
- The Technical Tee Shirts are 100% poly (feels soft), Unisex and Youth sizes.
- $100 cash to Male or Female that breaks their respective overall time record.
- Complimentary 2020 Entry Form to anyone who breaks an age group record.
- Awards are five deep in all age groups.
- Medals to all registered finishers.
- Chip timing, including start and finish mat for 2M and finish mat only for 1m.
- Judges will determine the top 3 pet costumes as they participate in the 1-mile event.
- Pet adoptions
- Chase Race & Paws is a non-profit event. All proceeds from the event are donated to “HAVEN HOUSE,” every child deserves a home.
Your early registration will help us in ordering (more accurately) the Tee Shirts.
Runners/Walkers/Pets: to your mark…………..…8 AM March 9!
New to mountain biking or just wanting to improve your skills? Join us for this skills clinic. There will be demonstrations, drills, games and a quick ride on the trail.
The following skills will be reviewed:
– Neutral/Ready position
– Bike/Body separation
– Rock dodge
– Tight turns
A helmet and a mountain bike in working order are required. Flat pedals are recommended.
We’ll be having a Trail Build at Murray Park on Sunday, March 10th, the same day daylight savings time begins! We will meet at Pavillion #8 east of the Volleyball Area. This trail will be designed and dedicated to children and beginner level riders. We will have our equipment there but feel free to bring rakes, loppers, mattocks, hoes, handsaws, and GLOVES if you have extras!
Building on all of the elements of The Ride Series MTB Skills Clinic, this Intermediate session will usher in the next level of skill and technique development.
Both Rob and Rich will provide in-depth knowledge while covering the following topics:
– Trail Vision: How to see ALL of the trails. A deep explanation of corner setup and how “being early” can make all the difference. Riders will work through a series of turning drills, each providing a different element to focus on. Finally, all of these components will be brought to life on the trail in the last part of the day.
– Large Drops: Here in NWA it’s “Drop the Hammer!” Each trail has their own marquis drop just waiting to be tamed. The technique doesn’t change, but the nuance does. Rider technique will be broken down using 240 FPS video and instant feedback will help you instantly see improvements.
– JUMPS JUMPS JUMPS! The biggest request we get is for jump training. Well, here you go! A solid 90 minutes will be spent on this one area in our Groundschool. Using our implements, we will progress riders through various iterations of jump technique: 1) Basic 2) Boosting 3) Low and fast(AKA Scrubbing) 4) Whip it GOOD!
Again, the use of 240 FPS video will really help drive home the technique and get you busting bigger than you ever thought possible.
– Taking it to the Trail! After extensive use of The Ride Series Grounschool setup, the group will roll over to the newly built Rock Solid lines at Slaughter Pen for some hardcore sessioning! This is where the rubber meets the road…or the dirt in this case. Can you take what you just learned and apply it here?? That’s what coach Rob and coach Rich are there to make happen! With a 5 to 1 rider/coach ratio, you’ll get a ton of feedback and even more time with the slo-mo video analysis.
Are you sold? Well, you better be sure you’re ready for this one. Since there’s no empirical rating system, it’s up to you to be certain that you are truly at an Intermediate Level. We are all for people putting it out there and wanting to better themselves, but this class will be taught to the level that we deem to be INTERMEDIATE. That means that if you find yourself in over your head, you will be advised to be a spectator for certain elements. At the end of the day, our job is to help you progress AND keep you safe.
How do you know if this course is right for you? Well, you can always reach out and ask us. On top of that, since it’s in Northwest AR, here’s a list of a few obstacles and techniques that we feel you should be somewhat confident with:
1) Drop the Hammer @Coler
2) Fireline @Coler
3) Schroen Train
4) Jumping in General
5) BMX Background
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 AND MUST HAVE 8 RIDERS REGISTERED BY MARCH 12TH FOR EVENT TO TAKE PLACE. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR RIDERS WHO’VE SIGNED UP WITHOUT THE PROPER SKILL SET. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AND ASK. TIME ON THE BIKE DOES NOT DIRECTLY CORRELATE TO SKILL LEVEL.
Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.
The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.
All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.
After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!
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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.
*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!
Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon
The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves into a tree-lined residential area, and turns south onto Honeysuckle Ln. The runners will curve along this road, merging onto Linda Lane and continuing south to reach the 1st mile marker. Just after beginning the 2nd mile, the course turns runners south onto G street for a small loop before returning to Linda Lane to head back to the north. Once the runners have returned to Linda Lane they will pass the 2nd mile marker. The third mile returns the runners to Honeysuckle, Main St and then north on Bellamy to pass the starting line. The route then turns into the Field House Parking Lot and turning down the ramp to enter the Stadium. The course turns left on the track where runners will hit the 3 mile marker just before the back turn leaving runners just the turn and a short straightaway until the finish line.
The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to NW Arkansas on Saturday, March 23! We’ll be running a new 4(ish)-mile course around the hills and through the woods at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville. After the race, settle in for a BLOW OUT party with great DJ music, dancing, tailgate games, and photos with Sasquatch! Of course, there will be plenty of bagels and beer. And, a race shirt that is everyone’s favorite – a long-sleeve tech shirt with “I’m a Drinker with a Running Problem” on the back.
The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RUN started twenty-five years ago in the Heartland of America, where every fall, thousands of runners, beer drinkers, and bagel enthusiasts gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy a good run and some good clean fun. Today, the series has spread to multiple states, but every effort is made to keep it local and home-grown.
Beer & Bagel Off Road Run is 4 miles of off-road running over challenging terrain. Forget the crazy antics & insane obstacles. At Beer & Bagel, we let Mother Nature do the talking: Rugged and untamed trails the way running was meant to be. After conquering mother nature at her best, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold beer, fresh bagels and more. And forget about bringing money on race day, everything is included. No paid parking, no paying for food at the finish, and we NEVER run out of water!
Registration for Arkansas is open now at www.BEERANDBAGEL.com. Runners can choose from individual or group pricing options. Bring all your friends and come to #RunEatParty!
The rowdy ENDURANCE mountain bike race setting the trend… The Bad Moon Rising returns Saturday, March 23rd, 2019!
The CC Riders, the Carroll County Branch of the OORC, are stoked to present the Bad Moon Rising, featuring the private trail system at the Trimble Ranch in Berryville, Arkansas. With solo and team categories available… it’s 6-hours of endurance mountain biking at its best.
With free camping, laser light shows, costumes, bonfires, food, and shenanigans – grab your best buds and come experience racing in the Arkansas Ozarks by the light of a full moon!
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Lee Likes Bikes MTB Skills
What you will learn
After 30 years as a rider and 15 years as a professional bike guy, Lee had learned some things, and the coolest thing he’d learned is the Grand Unified Theory of Shred (GUTS). Underlying all riding skills — climbing, cornering, pumping, hopping, jumping and basically ripping, not to mention most other sports — you’ll find one simple, universal, archetypal movement pattern.
Join us for a 4-mile round trip hike along the Buffalo River Trail. This is a moderate hike for all skill levels with bluff and river views.
Meet at Ponca low water bridge @ 10:30 AM. The hike starts @ 11 AM. We will hike two miles to Steel Creek campground where we will stop for lunch and a break and then head 2 miles back to Ponca and our cars.
Lunch and Snacks
*Directions: Google Ponca low water bridge or the Buffalo Outdoor Center.
You Choose the Adventure. We Guide It.
Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K
Race Day Schedule
PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M. ALL RACES
Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square
7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start
7:00 a.m. 5K
Race times are approximate, so please be on the square ready to go by 6:45 a.m. regardless of which race you enter.
7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Post-race Party and Celebration on the Square
9:00 a.m. Presentation of all awards on Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes
The race will start at 8:30 am at the Junior League Building on Scott Street, and will feature Downtown Little Rock landmarks, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, and Arkansas Arts Center. The race is also handicap and stroller accessible. In addition to the 10K/5K, this year’s event will include a Kids 1K event, “Downtown Dash, Jr.” Downtown Dash, Jr. will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The Junior League of Little Rock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run
- Time/Location: 8:00AM. Day Use Pavilion.
- Distance: Approximately 30K (18.6 miles). The short option is 15K (9.3 Miles).
- Aid: There will be aid stations. This will include water, sports drink and light food. Water bottle highly recommended.
- FEE: No fees. No frills. No wimps. No whining. Donations to help cover costs are appreciated. There will be a donation can at the sign-in table.
- Ultra Trail Series: This race is part of the UTS. More information on the UTS
- Timing: Please keep your own time and sign in at the finish. Results will be posted on www.runArkansas.com
- Difficulty: This is a long race on difficult, technical trail.
- Gaiters recommended: expect any combination of sticks, stones, boulders, mud, scree, grit, trail debris, rocks, sand, slippery rocks, roots, loose rocks…
- Much of the trail is very technical. Don’t plan to run a personal best here. Enjoy the great outdoors and exercise your demons.
- Major climb the first two plus miles. Gnarly climb at ~13 miles.
- Six hour time limit. Runners passing the 9-mile checkpoint after 10:50 AM will be required to stop at 15k. Assume the 30k will take nearly as long as a road marathon.
- From the north, I-540 to the West Fork exit, right on Highway 170.
- From the south, I-540 to the Winslow exit, Left on Highway 74.
- Race Information: Mark DenHerder
- Devil’s Den State Park trails http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/trails/search.aspx?parkid=4