Horse Trail Closures
A section of the horse trail is CLOSED due to contract work. Contact park staff for more information.
Hiking Trail Closure
A short section of the Hiking Trails is closed due to contracted tree cuttings. Please contact park staff for more information.
Stop 6: West Overlook
This stop atop Big Mountain (Pea Ridge) offers visitors an idea of the great distances involved in the battle. Bentonville is 11 miles to the west, while Fayetteville is 29 miles to the south.
There was no combat-related action that took place on this part of the mountain. Sigel's Troops passed by here during the night of the first day's battle.
Did You Know?
Pea Ridge was an atypical Civil War battle in that the Southerners actually attacked from the north, and the Northerners from the south.