Bull Shoals Lakeside Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Bull Shoals Lakeside Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bull Shoals, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


2 months ago

Well maintained and nice view. Not much of a hike though. Nice little place for dog or great for stroller as its all paved. Good flat road for running or interval training.

8 months ago

Went in January. it was a easy trail. nice bench to rest with a beautiful view of the lake

9 months ago

Like a walk in the park. Mostly flat with good views of the lake. This one’s for beginners and those who are interested in light exercise.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

easy trail, yellow paint on trees for blazes. nice view of the dam.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Easy, lake views with bench overlooking the dam.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Great easy trail. Very good for beginners. Not much elevation change, beautiful views!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another great little trail for families with young kids. Easy peasy. With a great view of Bull Shoals Lake at the top of the loop.

Friday, June 17, 2016

It was a pretty trail. There were parts that were overgrown but two men came along behind us weed eating.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The trail itself is great, I really enjoyed it! It took me awhile to find and I had to go to the visitor center and ask because the coordinates on this are currently incorrect. The REAL location of this trail is here (http://imgur.com/LJxPXuJ) If you're IN Bull Shoals, drive across the dam (towards Lakeview) and around the bend. Immediately after the bend is a park on your left. I recommend passing the first turn off on your left and going to the second one. Immediately when you turn into the park, there will be a sign and a parking place for the Lakeside Trail. Coming towards Bull Shoals from Lake View.. right before Bull Shoals there will be a park on your right, take the first turn off into the park and you'll be at the trail. Shame at the person who put the location incorrectly on here, it made for mass confusion for me.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

good good

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Very pretty views of Bull Shoals Lake almost the whole way. It's a very flat and easy walk.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

This is a great little trail if you are looking to get some nice views of the lake. The day I went was a clear, sunny day, and the water was calm so I got some gorgeous photos. We also saw deer coming up from the bushes near the water. This trail is also not very busy, which is good since there really isn't much parking to speak of at the trailhead. My only complaint is that you have to walk through some taller weeds on part of the trail as you get closer to the lake view, and I ended up with a bunch of seed ticks inside my socks. Highly recommend using insect repellent if you are going in warm weather.

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