Artist Point Trail

EASY 45 reviews
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Artist Point Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountainburg, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail begins to the right of the gift shop, through the gate and down the hill you go. The trail is well marked and you just need to enjoy the views and scenery as you hike along. You'll pass a small bluff when you turn left that has some carvings if you can search them out. There is a spring on the right just before the switchbacks. Be sure to step out on "Lovers Leap" to take in the view before going down the "flight of stairs". You can then find a huge natural rock bridge that spans the creek making it an awesome place to spend a few minutes before continuing. It is steep coming back so this trail is not recommended for the pregnant, elderly or those with health issues.

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1 month ago

10/13/17 — Trail closed due to a bear with a cub!

scenic driving
2 months ago

Very beautiful outlook. Only bad thing is is that the trail is closed currently due to a mother Black Bear and her cub living on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

We had the trail to ourselves on Memorial day, but the waterfall was just ok. I was expecting a large fall, but it is not. The hike was easy and the trail was nicely kept up.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. It was beautiful and peaceful. The hike to the falls is not very hard at all. The hike back out is tough. Great workout. I will be going back in the winter to see the frozen falls.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and short on the way down. Rough on the way back up. Clear path & a little waterfall

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hiking
9 months ago

it was just okay, the falls is a nice area as long as you're not hiking during the dry season. save some gas for the hike out and be sure to check in with the folks at the store before heading down.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Good short hike to scenic waterfalls. Pretty much 500 ft down and back up. Some interesting rock formations to check out as well, and the view from the top is pretty sweet.

I just did this trail in the winter to see the falls frozen. Pretty cool, but be careful the hike down was snow covered and slick.

11 months ago