Sunday, September 7, 2014

Little Rock Audubon Center Wildlife Observation Trail - Audubon Arkansas

Located on land that was formerly Gillam Park and public housing, the 400+ ac. Little Rock Audubon Center encompasses several different habitat types including bottomland hardwood forest, cypress-lined oxbow, upland white oak/hickory, post oak savannah, and ultra-rare nepheline syenite glades.

My book, Trails of Central Arkansas, contains maps of the older trails around the center, but it doesn't have the newest trails that were recently completed.  These trails loop around through the post oak savannah on the hillside behind the nature center building.  Some of the trails are "Barrier Free", while others are paved but too steep to meet the definition.

The trails have educational signage and great views of downtown Little Rock and the airport runways.  The best way to access them is to park at the Audubon Arkansas office on Springer Blvd.

Hopefully this trail will soon head west through the unique glades and down to the trails around the oxbow and the rest of the center.

More information can be found at:
To learn more about how the nature center property could one day be part of a much larger public greenspace full of trails and floating opportunities, read my post on Fourche Bottoms Park.

View Little Rock Audubon Center in a larger map

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