Black Bass Lake Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Eureka Springs, AR. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
Easy and beautiful!
This is a nice easy hike. Views of the lake and bluffs and original spring. Several routes to take. It's a good beginners trail
The directions are wrong
West van burden and oil springs road
62 west side of Eureka Springs
We couldn't find this trailhead based on the directions on the app. We asked a local that told us about Oil Spring Road. Honestly, there's not a lot to see here but views of the lake, not sure that we'll be back.
Black Bass Lake is an early 21st century water supply lake... It actually has two dams, one is underwater and smaller than the second dam. If you are visiting Eureka Springs, this trail is absolutely a must see. Lots of great limestone overhangs, evidence of encampments from the 1890's, and great wooded views. There are some "pillar rocks" that can be climbed and they are completely flat on top. This is a short trail system with a few branches. It will connect to highway 62 over by the Quality Inn, but you can drive down to the dam as well.
I suggest you drive down Oil Springs Road and park at the dam, then walk back up the road and start at the Oil Springs Trailhead. Follow the trail and you can then go around the lake - you'll end up back at the dam.
Nice easy hike with some pretty water views. Too short to be a called a mountain bike ride.
Nice easy trail around the Black Bass Lake. There are other trails that split off of the main one and I would recommend following them if you have the time. One is the Oil Springs Trail, which actually starts back on the road entering the base of the lake. The only knock I have against it is the scattered tires and old vehicle parts that you run across going back deeper behind the lake. Other than that it is a very nice trail.
A nice, short hike after dinner. Cute little lake, several people were fishing. Dam is a little alarmingly in bad shape.