Leatherwood Loop Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

Leatherwood Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful walk around lake leatherwood lake. The wildlife is abundant here and the views are amazing. The hand hewn, and hand set bridge across the lake is worth the walk. There are now several geocaches in the loop so make sure and look for those as well.

mountain biking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike through the woods around the lake

hiking
24 days ago

We hadn't been to Lake Leatherwood since last summer, and, on that visit, we stuck to just the trail around the Lake. This time, we also explored some of the side trails: Hyde Hollow and Lost Ridge. The Creek that runs through here could be quite lovely in the spring, and I'm making a note to come back and check it out. It's fairly dry now, which, at least, makes for dry crossings. There are some neat rock formations on the Lost Ridge Trail. We found Paw Paws in Hyde Hollow!

The Lake views on the main trail are great, and there's plenty of animals and wildflowers to see if you're observant. The trail is fairly clear of overgrowth, it's well-traveled and easy to follow. The dam is neat, and it looks like one could wander around the spillway below if so inclined. We visited early on a Monday morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice family fun trail.

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hiking
2 months ago

Great trail well marked. The water is a little low but still got really great photos.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

We did this in an hour and a half. Nice well marked and well maintained Trail with variety.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

we have been on this trail a couple of times it is a nice hike.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Took us an hour and 20 to complete it at a good pace. Lots of beauty. At around 10 am there were constant webs. Parts near the lake are gorgeous. Really nice walk!

hiking
4 months ago

We go here several times each year, and I would rate these trails as easy. It's a pretty quiet area, and the trails are nicely marked. Be sure to walk to the dam, the old rock quarry, and check out Miner's Rock trail, also. Not spectacular, but something to do for fun, and worthwhile if you've not been before, or just like quiet walks in the woods. Lake Leatherwood is a no-wake lake - perfect for canoes and kayaks. A walk through the hollow in the fall is very beautiful (trees and more trees). Several campsites available.