September 5, 2015 – Pedestal Rock Scenic Area

Field trips of the Arkansas Native Plant Society are for current and future members. (That’s right: Everyone is welcome!)

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Botanists and Native Plant enthusiasts from around the state lead these enjoyable and informative walks. Please let trip leaders know you are coming in case of last minute changes. Be sure to call them if the weather is uncertain.

September 5, 2015 – Pedestal Rock Scenic Area – Ozark National Forest – Pope County

Eric Hunt & Brent Baker will co-lead. We will meet at 10:00am at the Pedestal Rock Scenic Area Parking lot. The parking area is on Arkansas 16, approximately 6 miles east of the intersection of Arkansas Highway 7 and Arkansas 16 in the Ozark National Forest. Click here for a Google map centered at Pedestal Rock Scenic Area.

Pedestal Rock is 2 hour drive from both Fayetteville and Little Rock and 2.5 hours from Hot Springs.

White flat-top goldenrod - Solidago ptarmicoides
We will explore the Kings Bluff trail to see the unusual white flat-top goldenrod, Solidago ptarmicoides. Along the trail we will see the one of the tallest waterfalls in the Ozarks and the spectacular pedestals.

Cardinal flower - Lobelia cardinalis
There should be other interesting wildflowers, including cardinal flower, other species of goldenrod, forked bluecurls and two species of false foxglove.

Pedestal Bluff Scenic Area
Bring water and lunch. The trail is considered easy and shorts can be worn if the weather is still warm.  Wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes please.

Contact Eric Hunt ( or 415-225-6561) for more information or reservations.

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