Lake Atalanta from Poplar Street Trailhead

MODERATE 29 reviews

Lake Atalanta from Poplar Street Trailhead is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas that features a river 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Basically a walking path from the trailhead on Poplar Street to the picnic Area at the Lake Atalanta park. Short little downhill trail with a seriously technical rock section before the bridge. After the bridge things mellow out and then a flat path to the pavilion.

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hiking
1 month ago

I been doing it for years.

Its a beautiful place for sure. However the place stinks a bit. Other that thn it's great for a leisurely trail.

1 month ago

Great for all ages!! And sports.

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walking
3 months ago

Easygoing. Will do it again.

fishing
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Such a fun walk! I took my teens and they didn't complain once!

4 months ago

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walking
5 months ago

I loved Lake Atlanta as a kid and was so excited to take my 4 children there since the recent renovation. Today we walked the sidewalk trail around the lake. Then walked the trail on the other side of the lake that goes to the Bike Park. This is an excellent trail for families. The wide sidewalks allow family members with strollers or wheel chairs safe & easy access to experiencing the beautiful scenery of NWA woods. The new park equipment is fun & unique. The only thing i would recommend are more picnic tables and swings for the little ones.

hiking
7 months ago

The Lake Atalanta trail as shown here is not something to seek out. And things get a bit confusing now that they've re-opened the lake area, but are still doing some construction. And once you get to the lake you may, as I did, despair. The city of Rogers has, indeed, paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Plenty of sod replaces all the nasty trees and native plants, and a sterile sidewalk and lots of fencing protect you from any of the icky nature you may encounter. You came to see it, but you don't want to get too close!

There is hope, however. The biking trails around the lake provide the experience I, and I imagine *you*, are looking for. Deer, squirrels, small creeks, tiny waterfalls, potential waterfalls, rocky outcroppings, gorgeous bluffs, and lovely lake views await you once you leave the the soulless sidewalk. Seriously, the minute you see a real dirt trail, get on it. The bike trails are pretty well labeled and easy to follow. You're almost always in sight of the paved path and the lake, so it's nearly impossible to get lost or even a little turned around.

The lake area is quite lovely, and the new construction will surely encourage use of the area, as it is well-designed and accessible to all. For my money, though, I say get out of there ASAP and get on the bike trails. You won't be disappointed.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016