Shepherd Springs Loop

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Shepherd Springs Loop ist ein 4.3 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Mountainburg, Arkansas. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gejoggt und gezeltet werden. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 4.3 miles Höhenunterschied: 456 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

angeleinte Hunde

Camping

Wandern

Laufen

Wald

See

Aussicht

Wasserfall

steinig

historischer Ort

Sheperd Spring trail begins at the north end of the campground (parking is at the upper restrooms about 75 yards south), The trail heads north leading quickly to the seasonal waterfall before turning left to begin the Loop. It leads along the ridgeline past several rock formations before connecting to the Ozark Highland trail leading back to the trail head but only after passing the spring of which it got its name and the ruins of two homesteads.

wandern
25 days ago

Was a nice hike!

wandern
27 days ago

This trail branches off from the highlands trail at the park’s visitor center. It’s very well marked with blue blazes. Nice views of the lake, rock formations, and old stone fireplaces from old homesteads. Also has a very nice spring, that I assume the old homes used for their water source. Make sure that you have proper hiking boots for the rocks and mud. A nice distance for a morning hike.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
28 days ago

Loved the loop. Took a 76 and 11 year old. It was fun. Lots of things to explore nearby. The rock outcroppings were fun to explore, and they were beautiful. Great pic opportunities in front of moss covered limestone or great backdrops. The trail was rocky so please be careful. Definitely a good pair of shoes is needed and a walking stick. Do follow the advice of others and do the trail clockwise. We went late December and there was plenty of water in the waterfalls and creeks, part of the trail was muddy but beautiful. The best part NO BUGS. Our dog loved it! Shepherds loop trail was well marked, but The Ozark Highland Trail was a bit harder to follow. It wasn’t marked as well, but still able to be followed. The chimneys to the old homestead were on the Ozark Trail. We found a little opening between 2 large limestone slabs that my 11 year old and pup loved to crawl through. We came across 2 rectangle concrete openings. Don’t know what they are, but we guessed some sort of bathroom. If someone knows please post a review.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
1 month ago

Great hike if you're looking for a quiet jaunt in the woods. Took me a little over an hour and a half. A little rocky/muddy in places but nothing extreme, especially if you've got hiking shoes on. The trail can be a little tough to see with leaves down but it's well blazed and wasn't difficult to navigate. I'd like to do it again with leaves on!

wandern
käfer
steinig
3 months ago

Really enjoyable fall hike. Took our time to enjoy and make a video. https://youtu.be/85gVDK6fg8w

wandern
käfer
3 months ago

Great trail. Definitely do clockwise as suggested. There were a lot of mosquitos on the trail... a lot. Bug spray did not phase them at all.

wandern
3 months ago

Nice trail. We took the Shepherd's Loop back around to the Ozark Highland Trail. It was about a 2.5 hour hike. Near the crossover between the two trails there was a swampy area that was a little mosquito infested. However, after walking further up the trail to a higher elevation they were almost non-existent. There's a couple of rock chimneys, presumably from old homesteads. A cistern is on the Highland trail between the two chimneys. There's lots of scenic views and nice rock formations. All in all this was a very nice hike.

wandern
steinig
überwachsen
4 months ago

This trail is a little difficult to hike due to lots of rocks / roots on the trail - you definitely need to watch where you are stepping. It was a little overgrown in September at the beginning of the trail with knee-high grass until the trail reached the wooded area. The waterfall was dry, and it was so hot that we retraced our steps soon after and tried a different trail. I would be willing to try this one again in the fall.

wandern
6 months ago

agree this is best completed clock wise. we didn't do that and was quite a climb.

wandern
6 months ago

Quite the workout. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for kids. Make sure to eat a meal before you do this trail! I didn’t, and I regretted it. I had to climb over several big trees that had fallen over the trail, but I think they are due to recent storms and will probably be taken care of soon. The blazes and maintenance make it very easy to follow. Some of the previous reviews describe elevation changes as minor, but I was literally having to climb up in several places. Took me 2 hrs. and 40 mins. to complete. You might want to bring along trekking poles for the descents if you have some.

wandern
schlammig
6 months ago

it has some steep sections but it's wonderful! I just didn't have time to complete it.

wandern
käfer
schlammig
steinig
8 months ago

Pretty decent trail with a few cool rock formations. A couple creeks, small waterfalls, and even some ruins dot the trail. Recommend going clockwise.

wandern
schlammig
sturmholz
8 months ago

wandern
10 months ago

Well kept trail that is easy to follow. Some nice views, leaf-off. The homestead remains are neat and there was lots of running water (early spring.) Some nice, but not too strenuous, elevation changes. It was a peaceful trail that is worth the time if you are in the area. It is a nice long walk in the woods.

wandern
steinig
11 months ago

The most scenic and varied trail in the park. The one must do while there. Well laid out with elevation gains minimized by switchbacks. Best hiked clockwise.

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wandern
6 months ago

aufgezeichnet Shepherd Springs Loop

wandern
7 months ago

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