Trails & Grounds

Trails & Grounds

The trails and grounds of Crystal Bridges are a must-see part of the Museum experience. More than 3.5 miles of trails wind through the Museum’s 120-acre site, providing guests with access to the beautiful Ozark landscape. Designed to spark the imagination, the trails help guests form connections to the land and its history, as well as enjoy outdoor artworks.

Trails & Grounds Blog

  • Meadow Blazingstar (Liatris ligulistylis) Tax Day, Schmax Day: The REAL Meaning of April 15 - April 15th…just another spring day, right?  The dogwoods and redbuds are blooming.  Robins are scouring the ground for worms after a spring rainstorm.  Morel mushroom hunters kneel down on the forest floor to spot the spring delicacy.  However, April 15th is no ordinary day.  This is the date that gardeners of Northwest Arkansas relish.  This... Read more »
  • Alice Aycock, b. 1946
"Maelstrom,"  Module 3 of "Park Avenue Paper Chase," 2014
Powdercoated aluminum.
Photo: glgl_nyc What are those sharp pointy things in the Additional Parking area? - Anyone who has parked in the Additional Parking area at the Museum over the past several weeks has probably noticed a group of large, mysterious objects covered in blue tarps at the lot’s western end. Recently the tarps have been removed to reveal a collection of spiky aluminum forms reminiscent of rolls of paper or... Read more »
  • Dogwoods (website-Trails and Grounds- Dogwood Trail) Gosh Doggit, Dogwoods are Blooming! - This morning as I was riding the shuttle down Museum Way on my way to work I noticed with some surprise that the dogwoods have started blooming. They always seem to take me that way:  one day the forest is gray, with just the first fuzz of green appearing. The next day it is scattered... Read more »