Blanchard Spring Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fifty Six, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, bird watching, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length0.2 miElevation gain13 ftRoute typeOut & back
Wheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyFishingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyForestPavedRiverWaterfall
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Blanchard Springs pours out of the mountainside and into a glassy-surfaced trout pond appropriately named Mirror Lake. The lake is a great place to take the family pond fishing for rainbow trout. Nearby is a short, scenic walk around the lake and to the falls where all water exits from the caverns. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and it is typically at least five feet wide. It is gentle (3% or less). The Dripstone Trail is specifically mentioned online as the most wheelchair-accessible trail in the park. Most wheelchair, mobility equipment, and stroller users will find this trail navigable.

Multi-car parking lot at the trailhead.

Blanchard Caverns Ark. 14 West Fifty Six, AR 72533 Phone: 870-757-2211 Toll-Free: 888-757-2246 Fax: 870-757-2675 E-mail: r8.ozark.bsc@fs.fed.us Website: www.blanchardcavetours.com GPS: N35.8679026 W92.0027707

Hwy 14 at the town of Fifty-six travel 1 mile south to County Road 54 (entry to Blanchard Caverns) follow the park signs to the spring, which is the third road to the right after turning off Hwy 14.

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Dana Bates
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Absolutely amazing walk and scenery!!

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S Cantwell
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Awesome day for a hike.

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Jeremy & Lacy Stucky
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Lindsey Ryles
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HikingGreat!

Nice clear path! A must see!

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Jessica Walker
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Walking

Such a great trail with awesome creeks and a waterfall

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Tracy Waller
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easy hike, well maintained, lots of dogs to let and pretty water features.

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Gez Rogers
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This is a very family friendly hike and area. To view a short video clip for this hike and these falls, visit https://youtu.be/zRQNOn7cum0

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AllTrails User
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Nice easy hike. Bring waterproof boots

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Samantha Stewart
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WalkingGreat!

We had a great day on the trail exploring here and Mirror lake! You can see our vlog of our hike here https://youtu.be/VwriQWlT-LY

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Nicole Collett
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Short but very beautiful. Relaxing.

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DeShawnna DeFord
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Djuana Cartillar
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WalkingGreat!

Easy hike that has handicapped parking close to trail entrance. Handicap accessible. Lots of places to rest. Well kept

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Sarah Gamble
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We ended up exploring some trails up above the springs because we saw a shelter and wanted to check it out. The trials are clearly marked but we didn’t see them on the trail map we got from the ranger- kinda weird. The hike was really nice and spit us out in the parking lot. We also did the hike down the creek to the lake which was fun.

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Sarah Otey
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Crowded but otherwise good.

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Doug Haselhorst
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Beautiful place.All paved Trail

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Dawn Eaves
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Karen Evans
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Absolutely beautiful! I love how this comes right out of the cavern! The water is so cool and crystal clear. Easy path to the falls!

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Stacy Roibal
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Katie Wiesehan
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Mirror Lake was gorgeous and the spring and waterfall was great. On All Trails it wasn’t clear where to cross the creek so maybe do that part last if you don’t have water shoes. The full loop is nice but you could also continue driving to the next parking lot to see the spring.

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Hayden Gooch
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Very easy trail. Has a pathway all the way to the waterfall. Very crowded after 10am, so I would try to go earlier in the morning. You can hike up rocks beside the waterfall to the top of the springs.

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Nicole Murray
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One of my favorite places to visit when seeing family. Blanchard Springs is beautiful! it offers so much to see and is just an amazing place. What I love most about it, our elderly grandfather and our disabled (mostly wheelchair bound when our at about) aunt and father-in-law are both able to come and enjoy the sites and scenes with us. A definite "Mus See"!

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Jessi Koenig
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Very easy. Wheelchair accessible. Pretty view. Wouldn’t call it a hike but it’s beautiful

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Gloria Thompson
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Easy walk to waterfall coming out of cavern!

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Sissy Wlliott
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Easy peasy! We went on past the end of the boardwalk and scrambled up some rocks to find a bonus waterfall and on up to find an old service road and bluff top trail. Nice hike and kids loved it

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Zak Mcbride
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Great quick trail with the option to continue on north of the spring you can continue up the creek bed which was an added bonus.

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Darrick Spears
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Beautiful hike. Trail head was a little difficult to find. once we found it though there was a lot of options. you can start it from either end. We hike it right after some severe storms the night before and the water level was really high so we couldn't cross the creek. You can get on the other side near Blanchard Spring.

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christine fox
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Easy & paved.

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Gez Rogers
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As described. Short and sweet, easy to accomplish for all.

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Glenita Mitchem
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Love this hike. Did some short hiking off the trail to get up high . Beautiful falls and bridges

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