Bear Cave Trail

EASY 46 reviews
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Bear Cave Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morrilton, Arkansas that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is best used from January until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
190 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


rock climbing






Bear Cave trail is a walk under, around, through and over gigantic sandstone boulders. The huge rocks form a number of rock shelters and narrow passageways. You can wander through these stone monoliths or walk to the edge of the bluff for great scenic views of the surrounding valley.

6 days ago

a pretty easy hike with pretty overlooks. climbing to the top is where the best view is.

13 days ago

Fun trail for us and our 10 year-old.

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3 months ago

Great quick trail with some amazing views and fun rocks to climb around on.

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5 months ago

short but cool cave

5 months ago

I recommend doing this with the interpreter on the guided hike with the park employee. Check with the visitor center for schedule. There is some interesting history with this place.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Great trail fairly short and easy lots of nice spots to stop and take pictures.

7 months ago

Nice and easy in and out trail! Caves were very enjoyable.

7 months ago

Beautiful rock formations. Amazing!

8 months ago

Nice easy hike with great views, big rocks and a cave to boot. Well worth the stopover for such a short hike.

9 months ago

Fun little hike. A bit close to the highway in spots, but worth checking out for sure. The rock formations are beautiful.

10 months ago

10 months ago

A blast climbing up and over the rocks to an amazing view from the top.

10 months ago

Easy. Quick. Beautiful. Such a fun little hike to do with the family.

10 months ago

October 2015: Hiked all Petit Jean State Park trails, this was a really beautiful and special hike.