Big Bluff Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakeview, AR and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Mountain Home: Travel six miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 5, then eight miles west on Hwy. 178 to the park. The trailheads are located near the campsites along the river.
Light to moderate trail with beautiful views overlooking the White River. We went with kids (2 to 16) and they did well.
Nice trail right in the state park with a scenic view at the top. It probably doesn't need to be said but make sure you have bug spray on
The lookout over the bluff was beautiful. Well worth the hike!!!
A rocky, but good trail. The complaints about it "not being fun because it's all woods for the most part" is ridiculous. If you're going to hike, you should expect to be hiking in woods to get there.. Enjoy nature!
There IS a parking spot on the side of the PowerHouse RD. You do NOT have to drive through the campgrounds and hope for a place to park. I asked the office at the campground and they told me about the parking spot on powerhouse rd. When the road splits off (left goes to the campground and right stays on powerhouse rd), keep on going (right) and you'll come across the parking space on your left.
Nice trail easy to follow good view from bluffs
Good hike. Trees down from ice storm in 2010. Peaceful. Some inclined areas.
I walked this trail at the end of Feb. so with bare trees and many that are downed it looked a bit like a battleground. The trail is very rocky and mossy so I imagine in wet weather it could be slippery. It took 1 hour to make the loop.
This trail is a pretty easy hike. If you're looking for a great view, I would hike to the overlook and then turn around. However if you're wanting to enjoy the beautiful Arkansas State Parks its a great place to spend your time. It is not uncommon to see a bald eagle or two. Also, if you go you should make the trip across the dam and go explore the beautiful James A. Gaston Visitor Center! Then take a walk through the Bull Shoals White River State Park!
The overlook from the bluff to the White River is fairly close to the beginning of this trail. It was the best part of the trail. The rest is just forest and not too exciting. This trail has the most fallen trees I've ever seen on a trail. Not sure if it is due to the rocky land not being able to hold the roots as well? There are also tiny cedar trees popping up all along this trail. We didn't see anyone else on the trail, and it was a nice afternoon so not sure how much the trail gets used. It can be a little confusing as to where the trailhead is because the sign leads you to a field, and the trailhead is to the right after you first enter the field rather than across the field. If you are just looking to hike for some exercise while camping out, this trail will work as it is right near the campground, but don't expect anything too awesome out of this trail.