Leatherwood Loop Trail

MODERATE 97 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.

hiking
2 days ago

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

hiking
5 days 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
21 days 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.

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Very nice and peaceful trail.

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3 months ago

My husband & I hiked the Fuller and Beacham trails (Leatherwood Loop?) - a total of 4.5 miles in all! We had our 14 month old daughter in a baby carrier. We had a great hike, enjoyed the views and variety of terrain! Saw deer, an egret, and other wildlife. The lake/dam was gorgeous - highly recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

My husband & I hiked the Fuller and Beacham trails (Leatherwood Loop?) - a total of 4.5 miles in all! We had our 14 month old daughter in a baby carrier. We had a great hike, enjoyed the views and variety of terrain! Saw deer, an egret, and other wildlife. The lake/dam was gorgeous - highly recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Despite the occasional spots of mud and a few spots where the trail was a bit confusing to relocate, it was a great little hiking/walking trail. The lake was calm, and we only came across a few other hikers along the way with their dogs. The frogs were cool, although we didn't see them, we certainly did hear them! I would imagine this is a bit more crowded or busy during the late spring and summer months, but it was perfect for late winter too. Took a detour behind the dam for a few minutes (about 30) to explore around, and take some pictures. It was fun!!

trail running
4 months ago

My wife and I needed a 7 mile trail for our marathon training and so we did two laps around Leatherwood. Excellent trail! Great scenery and amazing views of the Ozark mountains all around.