Caddo Bend Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews

Caddo Bend Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mountain Pine, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

This trail offers great views of Lake Ouachita and the Ouachita mountains. This trail is well maintained and marked. Interpretive signs along the trail add to the experience. We first hiked this trail in 2012 as it was recovering from tornado damage the year before. It’s come a long way since.

1 month ago

This was a great little trail! The frequent views of the lake were stunning. For me, it was just the right difficulty level- difficult enough that it didn’t feel like just a walk, but easy enough that I wasn’t completely worn out at the end.

1 month ago

Extremely well maintained trail; fairly well marked. Absolutely fantastic views and enough elevation changes to keep it interesting.

1 month ago

I was concerned this would be a very strenuous trail, but it was definitely doable. Gorgeous views and enough challenges to keep it interesting.

3 months ago

Great little hike, very scenic.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, very well marked

3 months ago

Probably one of my favorite trails around trails around Hot Springs! Make sure you bring a camera!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail, nice views, little cell service. It was great

hiking
4 months ago

Puppy friendly, lots of ups and downs but the views are pretty amazing all along the path.

4 months ago

Very well kept trail and beautiful scenery!

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful day for a hike. a little hilly but the views were all worth it!!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery! The kids joined along! Had a great time!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery! A walking stick came in handy in some rocky places and during steep descents.

6 months ago

Truly one of if not the Best trail in Arkansas

6 months ago

wonderful trail. the views of the lake were abundant. park service also put up some great plaques that give a hiker some good scientific and historical factoids. just know the trail is challenging with some steep ascents and descents. plus it's a rugged trail. wear sturdy boots.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of beautiful scenery, and lots of up and over hills. There's interesting information on the trail about the after effects of a tornado touching down in the area some years back. Nice boulder field.

7 months ago

We took our 6 and 8 year old for this hike, accomplished it right at 2 hours. The scenery was great and it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. We will definitely do this again.

hiking
7 months ago

make sure your phone is charged, you're going to want to take pictures! it has an amazing lakescape... beautiful views! Wear comfortable appropriate shoes, some parts are a little unstable. it took us 2 hours. Take water!

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is maintained for the most part. Towards the end it's grow up a tad but not to bad. Nice swimming area shortly after starting the trail but nothing farther along. Completed with two dogs and a 8 year old. I'd definitely do this trail again

9 months ago

Amazing!!!

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty easy, good trail if you're already in the area. There is a cool gravel beach you can walk down to off the trail and go swimming. Finished the trail at dusk and walked up on many deer.

9 months ago

A friend and I did this hike today. It was extremely HOT, 97 degrees. It was great though, we stopped and took a dip in the lake and laid in the sun.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail, well marked with great lake views. Saw numerous deer. The trail is very rocky in places but not enough to be a show stopper.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike! Lots of birds, great views of the lake and several places to take a swim.

11 months ago

Amazing loop!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great 4 miler! You get ups and downs, views of the lake, plenty of shade. Took us right at 1:30 to finish with a few breaks and brisk pace. Some of the trail had been eroded from recent rain but no issues st all. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Well marked trail as of May 2017, stunning views of Lake Ouachita, plenty of spots to take a dip, lots of variety between woodland and grassland. Definitely plan on enjoying the water here!

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easy trail to access easy to follow and has markers throughout. Rocky terrain through much of trail. Plenty of places to stop and view lake ouachita

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A very beautiful trail all along the lake. There are some elevation changes but nothing too difficult. Be sure to go off the trail to "point 50" at the end of the peninsula, past the lookout, to climb on the rocks and enjoy the view. There are also a few offshoots to the shore where you can go in the water if you would like.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beautiful scenery the whole way! Definitely a good workout! Did it in under 2 hours with a 4 and 6 year old!

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