Blowing Springs Trails

MODERATE 55 reviews

Blowing Springs Trails is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bella Vista, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles 491 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is the North Upper Trail and the North Lower Trail loop from the Kingsland Spur.

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Overall a good trail. Lots of nice canopy. Nearly half the time, you're too close to roads, a home, and an RV park. Other half is beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

I never did locate the actual trailhead for Blowing Springs. Instead, I came across an access point for the Back 40 trail, which, lucky for me, eventually joined up with the Blowing Springs trail. These trails are haphazardly marked and, as is typical with heavily-mountain-biked areas, have lots of little, un-official spurs and branches. It's a bit frustrating, but a pleasant walk nonetheless, provided you don't mind wandering a bit. We ended up a bit off on the way back, and ended up using the "where's my car?" feature of my driving app! Came out a few blocks from where we'd started on a residential side street, no big deal.

The trail map, available from a city-sponsored trails site, is almost laughably useless.

The lower trail, which runs along the bottom of the bluff line, and along the spring for a while, is really lovely. If you can manage to very carefully plan this out, and then also stay on your desired trail, this would an excellent hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Only 3 stars due to poor trail markings. Many times there are two different directions a person could go. I would suggest color coding them but who am I. Haha.

3 months ago

Lovely

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty trail. We crossed paths with four deer halfway through. Lovely time.

hiking
3 months ago

Even though it's predominantly a bike trail, it's definitely an enjoyable hike. The trails are completely shaded, so it's a good choice on a hot day. Lots of interesting rock formations, several small caves and decent elevation changes keep it interesting. Only saw three other people. The trail is well maintained. Hiked 5 mi and didn't see one piece of trash.

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Covered South Lower Trail and Cooper Spur... okay okay trails... Cooper Spur has stone stair case and rock formations. I would love to go back for the North Upper trail though.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. bring a snack in Summer. And plenty of water. Trials are not marked very well, so you may trekk additional length.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiking lower trail is very beautiful.

4 months ago

This is a beautiful hiking trail. Some challenges throughout the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Best trail in proximity to Bentonville. The only gripe is that the trails are not well marked. There are often divergent trails with no trailheads.

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

great trail clean not to crowded polite people will definitely be going back often

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great trail. Not too crowded. Would definitely recommend.

7 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail!! Beautiful. Can't wait to do it again

hiking
7 months ago