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Alum Cove Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Deer, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 272 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

cave

forest

river

wild flowers

rocky

This trail leads down to one of the largest natural bridges in this part of the country. It is in a beautiful little valley enclosed by a rugged bluff line. The natural bridge is carved from solid rock by a small creek and spans over 130 feet. The trail goes across the natural bridge and then loops.

hiking
10 days ago

so much trash and kids screaming :/

hiking
1 month ago

Short, easy hike. There are a lot of rock formations to explore. Fun for everyone.

hiking
1 month ago

I found this hike to be underwhelming, based on the reviews I read on All Trails. The natural bridge and small caves were the highlights.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Short hike, with a lot of switchbacks to cover evocation change. Waterfalls were minimal due to lack of recent rain.

hiking
1 month ago

A really great hike and worth the drive alone! Lots to see and explore. Plenty of little crags and "caves" for the little ones, and the natural bridge is neat! Trail is well kept and not very busy when I went. If you are looking for something fun and unique, this is it!

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this peaceful short trail. Simply beautiful. Nice cave, natural bridge, and forest scenery

hiking
2 months ago

Scenic beautiful trail, benches when going up hill, clearly marked

2 months ago

The road leading in is bumpy with lots of pot holes but It was easy to navigate in a sedan. I visited in January right after rain so there was plenty of water flowing. The trail going back up is steep but there are a few good spots with rocks or benches to rest if needed. The trail was a bit slippery in some areas but nothing a good trail shoe can't handle. The rock formations and falls are absolutely stunning and well worth the hike! I did get confused as to where the trail began and where it continued on so be sure to follow the AllTrails map to stay on course.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy with lots of rock formations, caves, and water features to see. Just a little work climbing out but not bad at all.

hiking
5 months ago

Great 1 hour hike. Very easy to follow and I would recommend to anyone. The natural bridge is very cool.

hiking
5 months ago

A great trail and a beautiful hike. We did the whole loop with our four kids ages 7-13 and loved it! Lots of places to explore.

hiking
5 months ago

Dog friendly! Would recommend! Natural bridge is not far from the start of the trail.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
7 months ago

Beautiful coves and creek trail. Got off trail in between to take a bigger route and the creek there is nice. The walk back is steep so plan accordingly.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful little hike! Lots of water with 2 waterfalls and several pretty run offs, flowing creeks to cool off around. Fun/cool rock formations and caves to explore. Trail was well maintained. And what a beautiful drive finding it!! Definitely recommend it.

hiking
7 months ago

Great little trail, not very strenuous. amazing rock formations, caves another natural bridge further down trail. we saw a bear cub, about 40# on the trail, fortunately no irate mama bear to contend with. really enjoyed this trail. well maintained and easy to follow. Ranger had weed eaten a couple of days earlier.

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bugs
8 months ago

Very cool hike. Some pretty amazing caves to see. Easy to find and drive to.

hiking
9 months ago

Was a little short on time and couldn’t do the whole loop. Got down to the bridge and went straight down to go underneath rather than doing the loop. The rock stairs were easy to navigate for our kids, ages 9 and 5.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little trail. A little overgrown. Creek is seasonal. The caves, natural bridge, rock formations were awesome.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Definitely recommend. Lots of water, caves, etc. area could use some TLC.

hiking
11 months ago

Highly recommend!

11 months ago

This is such a nice hike. There’s a great variety of scenery and places that make you want to linger, like the rock bluffs and meandering stream. Beautiful wildflowers in the spring. Nice foliage in the fall. It’s a lot of terrain change, but still good for young children.

11 months ago

Wonderful hike. We absolutely loved it. Loved the waterfalls. Loved the caves. Will definitely be doing this one again!!

Mon Apr 01 2019

great trail awesome rock formations and a cave

hiking
Mon Mar 25 2019

Nice short moderate hike with great variety of water, caves and natural bridge! Beautiful

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