My hiking buddy and I are planning on doing our first “big” hike soon in Arkansas. We’ve been looking at the Athens Big Fork Trail because it’s apparently the most challenging in the state but Eagle Rock Loop looks pretty fun as well.
Has anyone done the full loop on either of these? We’re planning on making it a day hike about a month from now, and I’m looking for any advice.
Any special equipment we might need or dangerous animals we might need to stay cautious for?
Any advice is welcome, thanks for your time!