Monday, February 9, 2009

Pig Trail Scenic Byway - Arkansas

This charming little waterfall is Pig Trail Falls, located along the Pig Trail Scenic Byway in the Arkansas Ozarks.

The Pig Trail takes its name from its popularity as a short cut across the mountains for Arkansas Razorbacks fans on their way to and from games at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Stretching for 19 miles through the Ozark National Forest, the Pig Trail follows an old road that was in use in the earliest days of Arkansas. Well developed by the time of the Civil War, the road was used by both Union and Confederate forces. General W.L. Cabell led 900 men north along the road in the spring of 1863 on an expedition that ended at the Battle of Fayetteville.

Then as now, the road that became the Pig Trail led past beautiful waterfalls, Ozark mountain country and over the scenic Mulberry River (popular for canoing and kayaking).

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