Length: 1/2 mile
Surface: crushed granite hiking trail
Difficulty: Moderate slope with steps
The Tulip Tree Trail features some of the largest trees on the Crystal Bridges grounds, and includes access to the Tulip Tree Shelter, which was fashioned from a scale mock-up of the Museum’s pine-beamed roof structure that was created during the design phase. Forming a loop from the Tulip Tree Trail, Crystal Spring Trail offers access to the natural spring for which the Museum was named. Tulip Tree Trail also provides access to the Art Trail and the Museum’s south lobby.
Images of the Tulip Tree Trail and Crystal Spring Trail
Art on the Tulip Tree 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.