Rock Ledge Trail

Length: 1/2 mile

Surface: crushed granite hiking trail

Difficulty: Moderate slope

The Rock Ledge Trail takes its name from the rock bluffs once carved into the hills to make way for a nineteenth-century railroad that was never completed. This soft surface, pedestrian-only trail overlooks several sculptures, the Museum’s north lawn, and the Crystal Bridges Trail below, and features large colonies of serviceberry and wild hydrangeas. Take a moment to rest at the Rock Ledge Shelter and enjoy the native plants and animals you may encounter.

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Art on the Rock Ledge Trail

Grains of Sand by Robert Tannen
Robert Tannen
Grains of Sand
Native stone

Grains of Sand, by conceptual artist Robert Tannen, encourages exploration of the Museum grounds, in a kind of sculpture scavenger hunt. Fifteen Arkansas boulders of native limestone and sandstone are placed along the trails. The title, Grains of Sand, and the boulders themselves, refer to the ancient sedimentary rock in the Ozarks.