Hiking and Biking Trail

The Lyon College Bluff Trail is a trail along a bluff that borders the north side of the campus. It was completed in 2010.

The entrances to the trail are behind the Lyon Building on the west side of the wall for bikes and hikers and down the stairs on the east side of the Lyon Building wall for hikers and runners.

Both loops are around 0.6 miles and the entire trail is 1.25 miles long.

The loops of the Bluff Trail system were named from artifacts found during trail construction. Look for the “Kissin’ Rock” on the South side of the loop. This rock likely dates to the 1950’s when there was a path down the bluff to the old Rainbow Drive-In on Main Street. The Barrel of Monkeys trail is named after pieces of the popular children’s toy found during construction. The Student Wellness Advocacy Team Trail is named for the group of students who planned this trail.

There is also an outdoor classroom with a sitting area where small groups can get together. 

The state Highway Commission approved a $16,700 grant last year for the college to develop the recreational trail. It was one of 25 projects approved by the commission to create trails throughout Arkansas with federal funding for the Recreational Trails Program.

Dr. Tim Lindblom, associate professor of biology at Lyon, submitted the grant proposal.

The trail is open to the public. Lyon College is not responsible for any injuries.

Trail rules:

  • Please help keep the trail clean by picking up trash.
  • Please stay on designated trails. Please refrain from using the trail in wet or muddy conditions.
  • The Bluff Trail at Lyon College is open to everyone. Disruptive visitors may be asked to leave. Closed to visitors between dusk and dawn.
  • Mountain Bikers should yield to other users and wildlife.
  • Trail suitable for walkers and riders of all skill levels with special features for advanced mountain bikers.
  • Campus Safety: 870-613-4733 and  870-307-7233.

Lyon College Bluff Trail Map