I live in Houston (which is pretty much a backpacking desert) and I am looking for a hike to do over Labor Day weekend. I’ll be bringing my girlfriend who has never primitive camped before so I am thinking about starting her off with a one night hike in Arkansas and then car camping for the other nights. Does anybody have any suggestions of good beginner trails between 10-15 miles that I could start her out on? I want to do something with good enough views for my girlfriend to enjoy the hike but not so challenging that it scares her away Also is it too late to book a camping site somewhere in Arkansas for the holiday weekend or is it a little more eat going than Texas where every campsite is booked months in advance?
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