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.
Images of the Rock Ledge Trail
Art on the Rock Ledge Trail
Grains of Sand
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.