David's Trail, Mallard Ridge Spur, Piney Point and Bald Knob Loop Trail is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gamaliel, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Three spur & loop trails located in remote, rugged Seward Point Wildlife Management Area. All three trails fork off from Davids Trail, which passes south-north through the WMA. The three trails combined out-and-back are 9.8 miles. Mallard Ridge spur trail leads 1 mile southwest culminating in lake views across to Mallard Point. Piney Point spur trail leads 1.5 miles west to the end of Seward Point, through an impressive stand of old growth pines. Bald Knob loop trail circles 3/4 mile around the perimeter of an Ozark bald area. Two trailheads both located on Davids Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I would have given this a higher rating but the unmowed spur loops were a big disappointment. Thankfully we had a recent frost so the chiggers and ticks were not a problem. Make sure you take the Piney Point spur trail to the old growth forest, you won't be disappointed.

hiking
7 months ago

Remote, rugged, fine forest trails. Best of the three is the 1.5 mile Piney Point spur through old growth pines out to the end of Seward Point. Good birding, especially along the lake shore. Trails are weedy in summer, take precautions against ticks & chiggers.