Big Bluff Trail

MODERATE 21 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
282 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.

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2 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.

hiking
4 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.

5 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
7 months ago

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

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9 months ago

Nice trail right in the state park with a scenic view at the top. It probably doesn't need to be said but make sure you have bug spray on

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The lookout over the bluff was beautiful. Well worth the hike!!!

Friday, May 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

A rocky, but good trail. The complaints about it "not being fun because it's all woods for the most part" is ridiculous. If you're going to hike, you should expect to be hiking in woods to get there.. Enjoy nature!

There IS a parking spot on the side of the PowerHouse RD. You do NOT have to drive through the campgrounds and hope for a place to park. I asked the office at the campground and they told me about the parking spot on powerhouse rd. When the road splits off (left goes to the campground and right stays on powerhouse rd), keep on going (right) and you'll come across the parking space on your left.

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Monday, February 02, 2015

hiking
Monday, February 02, 2015

Nice trail easy to follow good view from bluffs

hiking
Monday, February 02, 2015

Good hike. Trees down from ice storm in 2010. Peaceful. Some inclined areas.

walking
Saturday, February 22, 2014

I walked this trail at the end of Feb. so with bare trees and many that are downed it looked a bit like a battleground. The trail is very rocky and mossy so I imagine in wet weather it could be slippery. It took 1 hour to make the loop.

hiking
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This trail is a pretty easy hike. If you're looking for a great view, I would hike to the overlook and then turn around. However if you're wanting to enjoy the beautiful Arkansas State Parks its a great place to spend your time. It is not uncommon to see a bald eagle or two. Also, if you go you should make the trip across the dam and go explore the beautiful James A. Gaston Visitor Center! Then take a walk through the Bull Shoals White River State Park!