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

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

I love this trail. Met Mike about a year ago who was the caretaker of the lake. Much education by Mike and so appreciated. The cows have been approved by the City of Fayetteville to help with clearing. Yep u have to watch your step especially in the cow trails but worth it. I have seen Bald Eagles in the winter months. Dog friendly. Try to hike the PreCivil War Wall. It is so Interesting.

hiking
1 month ago

If it’s been raining within a week of your hike it will be pretty muddy on the back end. All and all it’s a nice trail.

needs a little TLC. fun to do but nothing spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a nice enough trail, with plenty of great views of the lake, but it also basically runs through several backyards (or at least close enough to the houses that you feel like you're in their backyard) and a few of them make it apparent that your presence isn't necessarily appreciated. Though, that was just my takeaway, so your mileage may vary on how worthwhile the trail is.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail definitely has some great views of the lake. Unfortunately, it also runs through what appears to be someone's cow pasture. Which is something that very much detracts away from the overall experience. Especially when there happen to be a whole flock of cows right up on the trail.

Good trail along the lake. I agree with others that it was kind of hard to follow at times, could have been because it was mostly covered with leaves. There were a few houses at different points and a nice little picnic area with a table. The first little bit of the trail is alongside the highway but in the woods. Others that we passed on the trail said they had seen eagles! As an avid hiker I would rate this as easy and not real strenuous. Nice walk through the woods though!

hiking
2 months ago

Has a lot of potential. There's lots of views of the lake branches and creek crossing. Often the water level rises enough to make the area a tricky wetland to traverse. Sections have cow fields and I'm not 100% sure I got to the end of the trail or just lost it. It needs to be more defined on the second half, but otherwise good fun.

trail running
2 months ago

beautiful trail. good incline. a little hard to follow at times, especially with all the leaves and the turn around point was confusing but overall it was a good run for 3 mile trail.

Good incline and a good way to get your heart rate up while hiking. The overall trail was a bit overgrown and someone built a house at the end. I was hoping there was an overlook but the trees were to thick. Probably hiking in winter/late fall would be the prettiest. Pretty trail, though.

hiking
7 months ago

pretty sweet, cool mixture of scenery, definitely needs more blazing but its usually got it when you need it and doesn't have any when you don't.
recent rain has put lots of debris on the trail, cows have torn up a good bit of trail and made it stinky
my GPS came out at 4.1miles not 4.9

but overall ill probably be doing it again

hiking
10 months ago

pretty chill, not much elevation gain/loss. second quarter is kinda unkempt, the rest is great. ok views of the lake. the ticks are in full swing

If you want to run a rustic trail this is it. decently marked with red markers. Overall good trail

hiking
Friday, March 02, 2018

I liked the trail. It's in need of some TLC but still enjoyable.

hiking
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nice and rainy hike.

hiking
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Could use some clean up but overall a great hike.

hiking
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trail can be confusing at times and opens into a couple fields that you have to figure your way through. Also ran into some cows, which was interesting although our dog was not fond of them haha. It was a pretty easy trail tho, just wish we were able to get closer to the water.

hiking
Monday, November 27, 2017

It was a nice trail with a few neat gates to pass thru.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Not maintained at all!! I didn't feel comfortable doing it with two kids. We did 5 minutes and then turned around.

Monday, July 03, 2017

This trail starts out great with nice views of the water. Once you get to the cow pasture just go back as there are limited markers, the ones there are confusing, most of it is mud and cow mess, etc. This trail had a lot of potential but was just all over the place. My dog loved the cows!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Not sure I would call this a trail. Once I finally found the trailhead, we gave it about a 1/4 of a mile in and it was so overgrown that we turned around and went to the other trail...see that review on that trail!

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

This is a really nice little trail. It's short, but could be combined with the others near the lake for a good session of hiking.

It starts out next to the road and runs right next to it for longer than I'd have liked, but then it goes a bit deeper into the trees and is really pleasant. The little loop at the end is basically in back yards. A gorgeous (and friendly) Great Pyrenees came out to say "hello" - my dog loves everyone, but do be aware of the proximity to houses and resident pets if your furry buddy is picky about meeting new friends.

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fun and easy trail

hiking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nice trail for my morning hike. The first half to the end was near the road and I was a little disappointed, but the second half (after the clearing with the picnic table) I really liked! There was a more remote feel to it and even a little bridge to cross.

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

I had absolutely no trouble finding my way on this trail. There are frequent blazes (some old, some newer and bluer), and where there aren't blazes, there's blue tape tied to or hanging from the trees. Some helpful soul has also tied strips of cloth to the trees in the trickier parts. The path through the pasture is clear, it looks like someone comes in with a lawn mower and keeps it visible. Easy peasy.

This is a lovely flat and easy trail which follows the lake edge. The rock wall is amazing - it goes on and on and on. The process of building it, particularly in the middle of the woods, must have been back-breaking. You can follow it for pretty much as long as you want, and turn around any time.

We did not see any signs of the old rookery, and we wandered in the woods quite a ways. The blazes and tape keep going, though we lost them eventually and turned back.

What might deter you from this trail are the cows. Part of this is clearly their regular stomping ground, and the deep mud and cow piles (also deep!) are there to prove it. Don't go after it's been raining (my mistake) if you'd like to stay tidy. The actual cows were curious about us, but not aggressive. They'd moved on entirely when we came back through the pasture.

hiking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wonderful trail in any season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

a little over grown, but nice and feels remote. on 9/12/16 I was out and smelled a bear and there was an enormous bear poop in the middle of trail. just a heads up!!!

trail running
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

pretty area, picturesque, but I lost trail in the pasture about half a mile in. all in all a great evening, but I'm a little wary of running through open range...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Boo

on Rookery Trail

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Enjoyed my day on Rookery, but lost the trail about half way through in the field after the small creek. The blue markers on the trees were adequate prior to this. This caused me to trek into some other fields bordering the water, and witnessed some beautiful wildlife, mushrooms, and flowers. Wished I could have completed it, but still a great day with my dog.

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