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Guided Day Hikes

"After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value."

- G.M. Trevelyan

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Go for an Adventure in Bear Hollow!


3-person minimum, 15-person maximum, $10 per person

2 hours, varied distances

Set out on the trails, guided by one of our fun and knowledgable ONSC Teacher Naturalists. You will be immersed in a variety of natural science topics. Turn over logs, explore boulders, look for signs and sightings of our animal neighbors, and learn about Ozark mountain plants, trees and fungi. Hikes include opportunities for discovery, investigation and reflection that help hikers understand the natural world. 

How to Schedule a Guided Hike


Contact our Program Manager, Renee Valentine, by email or call 479-202-8340 to schedule your hike.

Trails and topics


Creekside - Water science, Forestry and Succession, Geology with Paleo Paints Face Painting


Bluff Shelter - Geology, Native American and Ozark History, Creek and Split Rock, Forestry


Rookard House & Yarborough Cabin - Creek, spring house and pond visit for Water Science, Ozark History and Architecture, Nature reclaiming her own, secondary uses of abandoned sites for living creatures, Forestry and Botany


Boti - Glade and Meadow, Geology, Forest and Succession, Hoo Doo Rock and Wishing Rock

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