TAKAHIK River Valley Hikers
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Since the start of TAKAHIK River Valley Hikers on January 26, 1999, we have been on 441 hikes, had 7534 hikers and hiked over 1923 miles.  Arkansas has hundreds of miles of trails, including the Ouachita Trail, Ozark Highlands Trail, and the Buffalo River Trail, a few of the longest.  Russellville is located between two National Forests, the Ouachita and the Ozark, which makes our location perfect for those hiking enthusiasts.  We hike every Saturday from October through May. We have adopted several miles of trails for maintenance, have an annual canoe trip down the Buffalo River and have monthly meetings.  Although you do not have to be a member to hike with us, we usually have over a hundred members each season. Our officers are:  Danny Hale-President; Steve Hern-Sec./Treasurer; Mary Ann Rollans- Membership; Dale Boeh-Maintenance and Bill and Gerry Hemmer-Events. Don’t forget kids like to hike too. (And your dog!)  Hope to see you this season.  Get out and see a part of Arkansas you can’t see from your windshield.

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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 5/10/14:

441 Hikes

  7534 Hikers

1923 Miles  

Slot  Rock

Little Missouri
Hiking Arkansas

Hawksbill Crag

Seven Hollows

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Visits since April 1999

Last Update Sept. 18, 2014

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  TAKAHIK (Pronounced "take-a-hike")

See Organization Video: Length: 1:44 min

   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 official 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. 29, 2014- Jan. 27, 2015

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

Trail Maintenance Coordinator - Dale Boeh     Events Coordinators - Bill & Gerry Hemmer



Contact Danny Hale:  (479) 968-7922 or 479-886-2625 Cell or Email takahik@takahik.com


217 Canterbury Circle,  Russellville, AR 72802

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