Beaver Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews
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Beaver Lake Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Garfield, Arkansas that features a lake 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
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

From Rogers, AR, take 62 E to Garfield. Turn left at 127 E, stay to the left about 7 miles. Follow the signs to Lost Bridge Park North. Trailhead parking is on the right after the entrance.

As other reviewers mentioned, it's a lovely off-the-beaten-path hike, but extremely hard to follow with the leaves down. I wound up having to take the road down bc I couldn't find the east portion of the trail.

Next time I'd start by taking the trail up (across the street from the parking lot) rather than down.

1 month ago

Really beautiful trail. Tough to follow at times with so many leaves on the ground. Great views of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Five stars for the hike, one star for the trail, at least in November when all the leaves are down and the trail is nearly impossible to follow for significant stretches at a time. Blazes are in impossibly short supply and, even with absolute focus and concentration, I frequently found myself off trail. Mostly these were only by a few yards, but once significantly so requiring me to rely on my GPS to get back on track.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice view of the lake, an old homestead, and a noisy frog pond.

hiking
2 months ago

Direction incorrect: From Rogers take 62 East; Turn RIGHT onto 127. Turn left on Marina Rd. Very nice moderate hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Nicely marked

hiking
6 months ago

Indian cliffs, old homestead remains, and it follows the lake all make it a good hike

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this hike during my trip through Arkansas. Not too easy not too hard, I usually prefer more mountainous hikes but this was perfect. Some parts are closed until April 23rd by the way.

10 months ago

excellent hike. not too strenuous but a good workout. and lots of sights and pic opps. highly recommend.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Pleasant trail, well-traveled and not at all arduous. There are lovely views of the lake, a spring, caves and bluffs, and the much-photographed homestead. Rather than hike the entire loop, we took a shortcut back described in Tim Ernst's book, making the trip closer to 4 miles. Sometimes the shortcut includes a waterfall, but not at this time of year.

Note that it's $5 to enter the park area, honor system on Sundays.

trail running
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Awesome trail with some prehistoric Indian bluf shelters and some other historic sites. Not sure when this trail was last updated but I clocked it with my Under Armor MapMyRun app at 6.18 from trailhead back to trailhead.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Lots of trees down over the trail. Some areas were eroded as well by the lake. Overall was a great hike and challenging to this new hiker.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Was a beast....lost of downed timber over trail, washed away in some areas.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Great little lakeside trail. Well marked with some primitive campsites, and cool features like a homestead farm and cave dwellings. Perfect for a trail run.

trail running
Monday, May 02, 2016

Such an awesome trail!! Some really great minimalist camping sites!

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Same trail as the "Lost Bridge Loop". Great trail for a short afternoon hike with some things to see along the way like an old home place and a small cave.

Only complaint is there are several large trees across the trail and the area by the marina is pretty trashy with styrofoam that has washed up from old boat docks.

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

It was a moderate hike. A lot of cool rock formations and a pretty lake. It is a good afternoon hike.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

It is a very easy trail and would be a good starter trail for beginner hikers. It has a couple of nice overlooks and has some cool history on the trail for you to see. The trail is very easy to follow and is a lot of fun.

camping
Saturday, October 31, 2015

I have camped here a number of times with the boy scouts. Great marina where we rented boats. Nice trails. canoed the White River from here. Great location to stage from.

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Good even well marked trail. It was scenic and fairly level. Did have one large incline with switchbacks.

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