Delta Heritage Trail is a rail trail in southeastern
Arkansas. The site is a 73 mile track of formerly Union
Pacific Railroad which goes from one mile south of Lexa
to Cypress Blend. Fourteen miles of trail are currently
complete from Helena Junctions to the LakeView Community
near Old Town Lake.
is compacted crushed rock with some areas paved. The
paved trail passes farms and is partially shaded. There
are many chances to see wildlife along the trail including
is a park visitor center where bikes can be rented.
The trail follows the Mississippi River and Hwy.85.
The trail does not have many accommodations along the
way so make plans ahead of time for food, water and
Heritage Trail Links
Heritage Trail Facts
73 Miles Planned, 14 Complete
Crushed Stone, Partial Paved
Points: Helena junction near Barton, Walnut Corner
at the U.S. 49 overpass, Lick Creek (Rt. 85 just south
of Barton) and in Lakeview
bicycle tourist riding south on the Delta Heritage
Trail near Helena, Ark., in 2007.
Photos Courtesy of C. Wilson. Be sure to visit his