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

A little disappointing. There was hardly any water in the creeks so it wasn’t very impressive. It’s was neat just not as cool as I thought it would be. It’s super short and easy so I guess it’s worth a look.

Great little trail. Super easy and relaxing. Nice view at the end.

Great overlooks of the river and scenic region. A must-see in Arkansas for hikers.

Lots of great smells, wildlife, and varied terrain throughout this hike. Would definitely recommend and do again.

Unusual place for a trail head — behind a couple of camping sites at Redding. But a perfect hike for me. A good uphill to a great midpoint – Spy Rock. Then a good descent back to Redding campground. Btw, did I mention that Redding is on the Mulberry River? A dip in the river is a perfect way to top off a great hike. Note: the a- and descent each have spots of (what I consider) narrow trail, especially given one side of the trail is pretty much straight down. Those spots are definitely doable, but I felt a heightened sense of caution traversing those stretches.

Great trail, and easy to find. Trail is well maintained, and the views are fantastic!!!

Amazing viewpoint of the crag! Prepare to encounter a lot of people, as this is one of the most(if not THE most) popular trails in all of the Ozarks. About 40-45 minutes to the crag. Would be a good hike for kids because there isn’t a whole lot of elevation change. One of the best hikes in the area for sure!

The glory hole itself is pretty cool, but there are WAY better trails around this area. One of the last ones I would recommend. Hit this one up last. Easy hike, but nothing incredible.

Great trail to hike with family. It has a wonderful view and a few water- falls. There were tons of poison-Ivey. Please be aware of this.

Awesome hike and view! We couldn't find bathrooms or portapotties of any sort, so you might want to prepare for that if you don't have any luck either.

A great quick escape just off the road, nice place to have lunch and hit the road for the next.

Beautiful place and a slight challenging hike. Would recommend and hike again.

I’ve only done the Gunner Pool to Blanchard Springs section of this trail (and back in the same day) and it was something I’ll never forget! It was simply gorgeous and so varied, yet mild enough that we completed this trek in a day with one adult and 4 children (ages 10, 8, 6, 4). By the end we were all exhausted, in the best way possible, and had all taken turns carrying the 4 year old. Both campgrounds have toilets, but only Blanchard has showers and such. I can’t wait to take another bite out of this trail!

An amazing trail. We traveled up the west side part of the loop. It took us about 2 hours to reach the top. The view is worth the climb. Heads up that while it looks overgrown, the actual summit itself is pretty clean and a great spot to camp. Also watch out for the ticks. There’s plenty of them to go around. :)

The trail was over grown and poorly maintained where it wasn't in the campgrounds. It was narrow and went down highway 16 for about half a mile with little-to-no shoulder to walk on.

Whoever left the orange markers is a blessing. You da real mvp.

Great hike! If you are driving from the southern region of Ozark the drive up is a bit scary (desolate dirt road for 10 miles). Other then that I had a great time!

We took the trail from the Redding Campground, where it is well marked. This is a beautiful hike, but there are no markings when you hit the East/West division about how many kilometers the hike is. There was no information at the campground about the trail, so we figured it was a 2-3 mile trail, easy for a quick afternoon hike. However we soon realized that the "loop" was farther up the mountain than we thought, and we had to turn around after 2 hours and head back down because of the bad weather coming in. Please have someone mark the trailhead with a distance for the loop!

Worth the drive from NLR, AR. Absolutely beautiful. After any rain its freezing.

Awesome scenery!

Beautiful easy hike. Lots of forest and cool rock formations. Recommend!

Great hike! Incredible view at the end! This is a heavily trafficked trail, at least during the weekend when we went, so be ready for limited parking and lots of people and dogs. We had a great time, met lots of nice people, and pet lots of sweet pups. I highly recommend it!

Absolutely amazing hike, trail run, and views!!

It was totally worth the hike down and out to see this beautiful waterfall area. Lots of different wildflowers, a friendly rat snake, and tons of squirrels. I would be careful to take my kids until they are older.

Great view and easy hike

The overlooks are really beautiful. Only found one falls with a large pool underneath. The trail was pretty much nonexistent at some point and we didn’t see any ribbons or markers. It was still a fun hike with great views.

Great trail with forest, rocks, stream and great views and Hawksbill Crag at the end was very cool. Recommend this trail. Seemed shorter and less strenuous hike than expected.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail for a day hike or overnight backpacking. This was our first backpacking trip and we had a blast. Great place to hammock camp right on the rock overlook. Trail is well marked and maintained. Both of us are beginners but are in good physical condition; it took us about 2.5 hours to reach the rock and about 1.5 hours to hike back down.

The view is amazing

It's listed as a moderate trail meaning most anyone could take it. My favorite thing about this trail is the multiple paths you could take that brings you to smaller waterfalls and caves. The sights are extremely beautiful and definitely worth the trip.

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