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  • Dedicated to the promotion, preservation and enjoyment of hiking trails in Arkansas
  • Trail maintenance, conservation and education
  • Organized group hikes (See Scheduled Hikes)
  • Trail information and maps
  • Meetings last Tuesday of each month (Oct.-May)
As of 1/8/2022:

663 Hikes

 12126 Hikers

2911 Miles

Stepp Creek
Buffalo River
Hiking Arkansas

Hawksbill Crag
The Secrets of Seven Hollows

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Visits since April 1999

Last Update January 21, 2022

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  TAKAHIK (Pronounced "take-a-hike")

    Danny and Brenda Hale and their friends, Steve and Becky Hern, had been tossing around the idea about starting a local hiking club for several years. They were finally convinced to do so, during a slide-show presented by Tim Ernst and William McNamara, a nature photographer/hiking enthusiast and a nature painter respectively, when a sign-up sheet was  signed by over 50 people expressing an interest in such a club.

    Being encouraged by the response, an organizational meeting was held on January 26, 1999 in Russellville.  A large crowd attended and after discussing some of the goals, projects and benefits of a club,  TAKAHIK  River Valley Hikers, was officially organized. 

     Meetings are held each month which include various programs on clothing, equipment, hiking trails, literature and books available, trail maintenance,  future and on going projects, videos, trip planning (in and out-of-state) and scheduled hikes for the upcoming month. 

    Meetings and memberships are open to anyone interested in enjoying a part of Arkansas that most never get to enjoy.  Great for families, friends and even your pets.


Officers Jan. 31, 2021- Jan. 31, 2022

President - Danny Hale     Sec./Treasurer - Steve Hern     Membership/Schloarship Coordinator - Mary Ann Rollans

Trail Maintenance Coordinator - John Bearden     Events Coordinator - Rusty Taylor    Backpacking Coordinator - Jill Skaggs



Contact Danny Hale:  (479) 886-2625 Cell or Email dlhale@takahik.com


217 Canterbury Circle,  Russellville, AR 72802




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