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Bear Cave Trail

EASY 103 reviews
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Bear Cave Trail is a 1.1 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 nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips






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.

1 month ago

Kids and I climbed some cervices and had a blast. Pretty views

3 months ago

Great trail, the stones were like a maze in and out here and there. It was fun.

3 months ago

Took the .5 mile trail from Mathers Lodge to Bear Cave Trail. Easy to navigate. Interesting rock formations
that you can scurry up on if your relatively nimble. Good easy trail for kids and adults alike.

5 months ago

Fun, short trail. Great for kids or those not in the best of shape. Lots of large rocks to climb on and look around.

5 months ago

Nice trail, with a couple of different access points.

6 months ago

This is a fun trail is you want to do some free style climbing on these rocks. The photo I submitted is a picture of steps carved into the rocks to help with free style climbing.

6 months ago

Rock climbing and exploring!

7 months ago

Did this hike last fall before I was a member.. cooler weather was definitely a plus, loved the hike. Great smells, cool breezes, fall colors in swing.

7 months ago

Lots of fun crevices to explore. Great for the whole family.

9 months ago

Easy short trail that wound around rock formations that were really neat.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Very scenic!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nice scenic short hike

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

its pretty cool standing between gigantic sandstone boulders!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The “Eye of the Needle” is marvelous! Those gigantic rocks are just amazing!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Easy trail. The rocks are an amazing sight.

Monday, November 20, 2017

A family favorite!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fun trail for us and our 10 year-old.

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

short but cool cave

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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.

Monday, November 14, 2016

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

Beautiful rock formations. Amazing!

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

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

Sunday, August 07, 2016

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

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