Alum Cove Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Deer, AR that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail leads down to one of the largest natural bridges in this part of the country. It is in a beautiful little valley enclosed by a rugged bluff line. The natural bridge is carved from solid rock by a small creek and spans over 130 feet. The trail goes across the natural bridge and then loops
The bridge is amazing, but I really enjoyed the rest of the loop and two (2) overhanging caves. Make the loop, it is an easy and enjoyable hike.
nice trail, fairly short, worth the trip....I would disagree and rate this trail as easy...not moderate. i would go back again....
was a great trail got to see a lot in a short walk.
For such a short hike we spent a few hours here. We had the place to ourselves and my kids - 12 and 8 - loved playing among all the rock formations. Well worth the time!
Another great hike with young kids. Not too long, and not too strenuous. The natural bridge, bluffs, and caves are really amazing.
It was a wonderful hike. we went with a 6, 8, 2, and 5 month old and they all had a blast. it was very easy and plenty of exploring in the caves and creek bed. we will do it again.
peaceful area!!! recommend to anyone!
Easy hike, beautiful rock formations
Very beautiful trail and rock formations!!!
Easy hike down to a very scenic natural bridge. There wasn't much water flowing in the nearby creek, but it was still a great way to spend a rainy/foggy afternoon.
Great natural area with nice bridge, rock formations, wet weather waterfall, which was running when I was their.
Returned with some friends. The natural bridge is stunning. But you miss a wet weather waterfall and bluff caves if you don't complete the loop. For the full experience do it all.
Scenic loop hike with some great geologic structures: caves and a natural rock bridge. An easy trek, just a little over one mile.
The hike is short and rather unremarkable, however it's still worth the trip for the bridge alone. It's stunning! The trail also has a beautiful rock shelter. I hiked this park in the fall and imagine it would be most spectacular in the spring when the trail's stream and waterfall is running.
Cool natural bridge at start of trail. Rest of trail is like any other.
Alum Cove is a short but steep hike to the bridge. Very scenic. for fee camping allowed if one wants to stay the night. National Park Service Site. worth the trip. Pedestal rock is just a few miles away, very scenic.
We were visiting the area and wanted to find a fun, adventurous hike to take the kids on. We have four children 13, 9, 8, and 6. This one didn't have any reviews or pictures, but decided it was close and found some information on a State Park website. So glad we went. It could be a little difficult to find, but with Google maps/GPS we went right to it. The hike starts off with an easy hike down to a Natural Bridge. You have the option of crossing over the bridge or exploring underneath. We spent a little while there. Then the trail continues down to a small creek and then up the other side to some rock caves. The kids absolutely loved exploring the nooks and crannies and hidden hide-aways. It was getting a little dark and so we had to go, or we would have stayed longer. A fairly easy, short hike. Great place to take adventurous, young kids who like to explore!