hiking
1 month ago

This hike offers a great view of the White River below! The Big Bluff is the main attraction, however, the moss covered trail can be just as picturesque depending upon the time of year!

It was a pretty trail through the woods. The trail was moss covered on the second half after the view from the bluff. In late summer you can't see much from the bluff. The knats were terrible along with the spiderwebs. There were many deer and squirrels along the trail. In all, very enjoyable.

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2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful view, ba safe and stay hydrated as the way back up can take it out of you. it took us 45min on the way down and about 1:15 on the way back up.

8 months ago

easy trail, yellow paint on trees for blazes. nice view of the dam.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy, lake views with bench overlooking the dam.

hiking
10 months ago

One of two adjacent loop trails, path leads from Big Bluff Trail to adjoining Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail, the two loops combined total 5 miles.

hiking
Friday, October 27, 2017

Very rocky, must have good reflex and balance. Great bluff view!

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

This is a nice trail but I wouldn't recommend it for people with physical disabilities or small children as it is very rocky. That being said once you reach the bluff...WOW amazing views. there is also a bench to rest at the bluff.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Perfect, small hike

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

As others have said before me, rocky trail, but not overly difficult. Many spiderwebs and deer at the entrance to the trail. Beautiful view of the river early in the morning. Close to the river all I could hear were chainsaws running, a bummer, but once I got away from the river I could hear more birds and bugs. Totally worth the view of the river in the beginning of the trail, I should have done it backward to get a 'reward' at the end, a yummy dessert!

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice short loop with a good overlook of the White River. Several deer, an armadillo hunting for dinner, and lots of spider webs across the trail to the point I needed to wave a stick in front of me the whole time to avoid countless webs. Lots of ticks spotted on the top of grass trailside waiting to hitch a ride on something. Trail bed somewhat rocky but I managed in flip flops (I am an experienced backpacker and would recommend sturdy trail shoes for the average hiker). Trail well marked and appropriate for all ages, although there's a significant drop-off at the overlook. Bench to sit and rest at overlook.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

nice loved the views on the bluff. trial is extremely rough and rocky good footwear is highly recommended..

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

a Rocky Trail with beautiful views. The trail could be marked better. although it's not too difficult to get your bearings once you get started.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Great easy trail. Very good for beginners. Not much elevation change, beautiful views!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

This was a great trail. Very kid and pet friendly. 2 adults, 2 kids, and 3 dogs managed the trail pretty easily. It is well marked and cleared. You do have to watch your step since it is pretty rocky but was easily managed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another great little trail for families with young kids. Easy peasy. With a great view of Bull Shoals Lake at the top of the loop.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Great little trail that is right next to the state park. Hiked it many times through the years as we've come to camp at the park. Kid and dog friendly.

on Big Bluff Trail

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Light to moderate trail with beautiful views overlooking the White River. We went with kids (2 to 16) and they did well.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The lookout over the bluff was beautiful. Well worth the hike!!!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

It was a pretty trail. There were parts that were overgrown but two men came along behind us weed eating.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

The trail itself is great, I really enjoyed it! It took me awhile to find and I had to go to the visitor center and ask because the coordinates on this are currently incorrect. The REAL location of this trail is here (http://imgur.com/LJxPXuJ)

If you're IN Bull Shoals, drive across the dam (towards Lakeview) and around the bend. Immediately after the bend is a park on your left. I recommend passing the first turn off on your left and going to the second one. Immediately when you turn into the park, there will be a sign and a parking place for the Lakeside Trail.

Coming towards Bull Shoals from Lake View.. right before Bull Shoals there will be a park on your right, take the first turn off into the park and you'll be at the trail.

Shame at the person who put the location incorrectly on here, it made for mass confusion for me.

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

good good

on Big Bluff Trail

hiking
Monday, February 02, 2015

Nice trail easy to follow good view from bluffs

on Big Bluff Trail

hiking
Monday, February 02, 2015

Good hike. Trees down from ice storm in 2010. Peaceful. Some inclined areas.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Very pretty views of Bull Shoals Lake almost the whole way. It's a very flat and easy walk.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

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.

hiking
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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!

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