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Bench Rock Nature Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Garfield, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

running

Directions from Rogers: Travel six miles north on U.S. 62, then south on Indian Creek Park Road for 5 1/2 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Quiet and peaceful trail along the beaver lake. Some low lying areas which were a little muddy. The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was bc it doesn’t appear to be well maintained. The trail winds close to the edge but we had a great day hiking and picnicking.

blowdown
over grown
5 months ago

A nice trail-- especially here in early December when you can see through the trees to Beaver Lake. The trail follows a cliff very closely for half its length and then returns below that cliff. Thee trail needs maintenance. Quite a few small trees across the trail. it could use some places here in there although I found my way easily enough. I doubt it gets much use, at least this time of year. I had it all to myself today. December 4th 2019.

closed
muddy
snow
washed out
10 months ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
Mon Mar 11 2019

Wed Jan 02 2019

Great views of the lake in the winter. Had some little information plaques along the way.

hiking
Sun Sep 23 2018

The trail to the top of the ridge goes off to the right just before the first sign. We somehow missed it so we did the lower portion of the trail first, essentially backward. The upper portion definitely has a few spots where you really have to watch your step, so be careful. But we went just a day after heavy rains, with dogs, and it was fine.

hiking
Mon Apr 23 2018

There were a couple of dangerous places, but overall a beautiful springtime hike.

hiking
Sun Jun 25 2017

Went on a hike here last week with my dogs. It is tick infested and one of my dogs was bit by a copperhead. Please be careful watch for snakes!!!!

hiking
Tue Apr 26 2016

It was a beautiful day and great weather. I hike on top of the bluff line, but when I got towards the end I couldn't find where it went down to hike below the bluff line. I had to walk back to the trailhead and hike below the bluff line. I was short on time and didn't hike to the end and had to turn around. The trail could've been marked a lot better.

hiking
Sun Sep 13 2015

Not a bad little trail. the first part of the trail runs along a bluffline. we didn't know this beforehand and my husband and I took our 4 and 7 year old boys. we held their hands, but it was still a bit nerve racking. the 2nd half of the trail runs below the bluffline and makes for a much easier hike with kids. If you have kids and don't want to do the blufflines, you could easily do the trail backwards by just going left at the trailhead and just do the half below the bluffline. In my opinion this was the more interesting part anyway with the cool climbing tree and the Indian Bluff Cave. Nice trail overall though.

Tue May 26 2015

Great trail. Nice lake views and ancient Indian cliff shelters. Large rock bluffs.

hiking
Sat Nov 09 2013

I really liked this trail! Amazing views of the lake and had a good variety between bluffs, lake, and through the woods hiking. The trail was a bit hard to see, but overall easy to navigate. My Husband and I went with our 2 huskies and they loved it as well! Very quite, not a lot of people. It starts out with a good incline but there are rock stairs and you do walk VERY close to the edge of the bluffs, but they aren't too high and it's not too scary. The tree growing over the trail is fun to climb on as well. The trail loops back downwards and then you walk along the base of the bluffs. It's pretty neat.

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Sat Nov 17 2018

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