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Sunset Hike, Haunted Campfire & S'mores

  • Withrow Springs State Park United States (map)
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It’s fall and Halloween weekend? Nothing can be better than a sunset hike, haunted campfire, and s’mores surrounded by the beautiful Ozarks! Our afternoon will start with an incredible hike through Withrow Spring State Park to reach the breathtaking view of War Eagle Creek. The hike features a cave, springs, a bluff, and spectacular views. The hike will be approximately 2.5 miles with 300 ft elevation gain. You will not be disappointed by this changing landscape and beautiful features. On the way back, we will stop at a campground, where Todd Wilkinson from the James River Basin Partnership will share some stories from Vance Randolph’s Ozark Magic and Folklore book, where magic and history come together for a perfect campfire experience. We will make s’mores and enjoy this Halloween fall night together.


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, S’MORES, AND EXPERT GUIDE

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE REQUIREMENT: 10+


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Celebrate Halloween and fall in a very unique way. It is a pretty simple hike through beautiful views. The hike does include a narrow section not recommended for people with balance issues.

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Get connected to the amazing Ozark landscape and history through some great views and magical stories.

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Get back home after embracing the beauty and magic of the Ozarks.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 12:45 PM

  • BENTONVILLE: Bike Rack Brewing Company (801 SE 8th St #61, Bentonville, AR 72712) PICK UP TIME: 3:00 PM

PERFECT FOR

  • First Time Hikers up for a challenge

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a relaxing day in nature

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing

  • Hiking boots / shoes

  • Hat/gloves

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, snacks, and dinner for the day.

  • Layers! Its best way to be prepared for Ozark’s fall weather.

  • Headlamp

  • Blanket (for when we are all around the campfire)

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 12:45 at Farmers Park (Springfield) or 3 pm at Bike Rack Brewing Company (Bentonville).

  • Drive to Withrow Spring State Park.

  • Hike War Eagle Trail (2.5 miles).

  • Enjoy haunted stories and s’mores at the campfire.

  • Drive back and arrive to Bentonville around 9:30 pm or Springfield around 11:30 pm.

Earlier Event: November 2
Fall Foliage Kayak and Winery
Later Event: November 3
Hike and Scenic Train Ride