Tim M. on Big Bluff Trail
Light to moderate trail with beautiful views overlooking the White River. We went with kids (2 to 16) and they did well.
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.
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.