Big Bluff Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Big Bluff Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakeview, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

Directions from Mountain Home: Travel six miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 5, then eight miles west on Hwy. 178 to the park. The trailheads are located near the campsites along the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Very rocky, must have good reflex and balance. Great bluff view!

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is a nice trail but I wouldn't recommend it for people with physical disabilities or small children as it is very rocky. That being said once you reach the bluff...WOW amazing views. there is also a bench to rest at the bluff.

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect, small hike

hiking
3 months ago

As others have said before me, rocky trail, but not overly difficult. Many spiderwebs and deer at the entrance to the trail. Beautiful view of the river early in the morning. Close to the river all I could hear were chainsaws running, a bummer, but once I got away from the river I could hear more birds and bugs. Totally worth the view of the river in the beginning of the trail, I should have done it backward to get a 'reward' at the end, a yummy dessert!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short loop with a good overlook of the White River. Several deer, an armadillo hunting for dinner, and lots of spider webs across the trail to the point I needed to wave a stick in front of me the whole time to avoid countless webs. Lots of ticks spotted on the top of grass trailside waiting to hitch a ride on something. Trail bed somewhat rocky but I managed in flip flops (I am an experienced backpacker and would recommend sturdy trail shoes for the average hiker). Trail well marked and appropriate for all ages, although there's a significant drop-off at the overlook. Bench to sit and rest at overlook.

hiking
4 months ago

nice loved the views on the bluff. trial is extremely rough and rocky good footwear is highly recommended..

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8 months ago

a Rocky Trail with beautiful views. The trail could be marked better. although it's not too difficult to get your bearings once you get started.

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hiking
9 months ago

This was a great trail. Very kid and pet friendly. 2 adults, 2 kids, and 3 dogs managed the trail pretty easily. It is well marked and cleared. You do have to watch your step since it is pretty rocky but was easily managed.

10 months ago

Great little trail that is right next to the state park. Hiked it many times through the years as we've come to camp at the park. Kid and dog friendly.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Light to moderate trail with beautiful views overlooking the White River. We went with kids (2 to 16) and they did well.