Blowing Springs Trails Loop

MODERATE 190 reviews

Blowing Springs Trails Loop is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bella Vista, Arkansas that features a waterfall 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is the North Upper Trail and the North Lower Trail loop from the Kingsland Spur.

22 days ago

Was awesome!

hiking
27 days ago

We had a great time hiking this trail. The picnic area was shaded and by a creek. The trail was moderate hiking. Had beautiful rock formations. The path is not clearly marked. We had to follow the creek sounds to find our way out. Would hike this trail again.

hiking
1 month ago

The loop is moderately challenging. Perfect for a nice, relaxing stroll. Not too much up hill and nothing huge to hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect weather. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, and a nice breeze. Well marked and plenty of overhangs, ancient trees, and a clear spring fed stream to check out. Bridge on Low Ride is being built so might avoid on a bike. Popular for bikers so keep your eyes open if hiking. Connects to the other trail systems in Bella Vista.

3 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this trail. We didn’t get to spend as much time on it as we wanted but definitely want to come back.

4 months ago

Lots of mountain bikers & a confusing trail for just walking.

mountain biking
4 months ago

just plain fun!

7 months ago

Excellent Mountain Biking

hiking
8 months ago

nice quick hike, trails are well maintained..

10 months ago

ups and downs

hiking
10 months ago

Came out today to hike the trail so I could bring the Cub Scouts here tomorrow for their scavenger hunt hike.

The trails are very well kept up, great scenery and wildlife to see... deer, woodchuck, squirrels, birds, and plenty of spiders and their webs. Bring a stick to clear the way ;-)

trail running
11 months ago

Great location and well maintained trails!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Start at your car and loop back for great views then lunch. We do it often!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great trail, somehow ended up with 4.5 miles even with following all the signs. Must have some extra loops not included in this apps mileage. It's really well marked with signs every quarter mile, and most branches labeled.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Nice area. Many different trails to choose from. Watch out for the bikers and happy rock hunting.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Lots of bike traffic, but nice trail.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Several trails in the same area. There are very nice rock formations to see and photograph. The path can be narrow in places and mountain bikers use the trails making it a little tight in places.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great hike. Some cool small caves to explore. Lots of mtn. bikers!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great hike with the kids and dog. We cut it a little short at the end. Lots of mtn bikers here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pretty trail but you can hear traffic and see a bunch of houses.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Nice short hike

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

This is a nice trail near a Bella Vista residential area. I have hiked it twice. It is very quiet and has very little traffic. I like this trail as an alternative to Hobbs, when I don't have time for a longer drive. The trail is marked every quarter mile. If you keep walking straight and follow the path, you won't go off the trail.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Overall a good trail. Lots of nice canopy. Nearly half the time, you're too close to roads, a home, and an RV park. Other half is beautiful.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

I never did locate the actual trailhead for Blowing Springs. Instead, I came across an access point for the Back 40 trail, which, lucky for me, eventually joined up with the Blowing Springs trail. These trails are haphazardly marked and, as is typical with heavily-mountain-biked areas, have lots of little, un-official spurs and branches. It's a bit frustrating, but a pleasant walk nonetheless, provided you don't mind wandering a bit. We ended up a bit off on the way back, and ended up using the "where's my car?" feature of my driving app! Came out a few blocks from where we'd started on a residential side street, no big deal.

The trail map, available from a city-sponsored trails site, is almost laughably useless.

The lower trail, which runs along the bottom of the bluff line, and along the spring for a while, is really lovely. If you can manage to very carefully plan this out, and then also stay on your desired trail, this would an excellent hike.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Only 3 stars due to poor trail markings. Many times there are two different directions a person could go. I would suggest color coding them but who am I. Haha.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lovely

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Very pretty trail. We crossed paths with four deer halfway through. Lovely time.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Even though it's predominantly a bike trail, it's definitely an enjoyable hike. The trails are completely shaded, so it's a good choice on a hot day. Lots of interesting rock formations, several small caves and decent elevation changes keep it interesting. Only saw three other people. The trail is well maintained. Hiked 5 mi and didn't see one piece of trash.

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