Explore the most popular trails in Bull Shoals-White River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
1 month ago

Pretty trail through forest regenerating over old Bull Shoals Dam limestone processing site. LOTS of ticks - be sure to spray. North end of Red Trail washed a bit and very rocky - fine if you go slow. Well marked trails just need more traffic and some widening of brush and limbs. A fine place for a quiet walk. Saw lots of birds, deer, and the cicadas were in full song!

Well maintained and nice view. Not much of a hike though. Nice little place for dog or great for stroller as its all paved. Good flat road for running or interval training.

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1 month ago

I liked the shade this trail provided from Hot Arkansas sun, and the trail head was well marked, but not thereafter. i lost it a few times within the first mile and gave up.

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1 month ago

Went with my dog 5/19. Nice view of the river from the bluff but nothing else of note. Well maintained and easy to maneuver. Had it to ourselves which was nice.

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1 month ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Bull Shoals campgrounds. I took the hike alone at sunset. Beware, the terrain is very rough. lots of boulders and big rocks. Trees and vegetation are cleared out for the most part. Nice cool hike, out of the sun. Creekside portion is fun and bluff overlook is memorable.

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1 month ago

Trail was well maintained and very shaded, but is very rocky. Ticks were pretty bad so be sure to spray down and take some water with you.

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scramble
1 month ago

Relatively easy hike up to the bluff. Wait for bluff views until you see the red sign. Rocks in the trail can be slippery - where good shoes!

Well maintained in most areas, but very rocky as well. Nice, casual inclines with views of the river for payoff. Looking forward to doing this one again. Easily done by my family ranging from 10 to 68 years of age.

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4 months ago

Awesome hike. Amazing view!

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rocky
6 months ago

I hiked it counter clockwise and recommend this direction. Very rocky with prolific fist sized rocks, some of the worst I have seen on a trail. I would not recommend it for trail running. The trail was well layed and offers a couple river views from the bluff.

Went in January. it was a easy trail. nice bench to rest with a beautiful view of the lake

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8 months ago

it was ok. trail was marked really good..had a nice little bluff over looking river...but...footing was horrible. very rocky and makes walking difficult in most places.

Like a walk in the park. Mostly flat with good views of the lake. This one’s for beginners and those who are interested in light exercise.

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10 months 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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11 months ago

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Monday, April 30, 2018

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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Easy, lake views with bench overlooking the dam.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

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

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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.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Perfect, small hike

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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!

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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.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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

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