Leatherwood Loop Trail

MODERATE 127 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
321 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
3 days ago

Nice trail. Just watch ur step.

hiking
22 days ago

It was a good hike, though not super challenging. The east end of the lake was probably the most fun. Got a bit confusing on the Overlook Trail. Overall good experience. Make sure you wear good shoes as the rocks tend to be pretty sharp.

hiking
24 days ago

I live a few miles from this park and have hiked this loop trail several times. Always clockwise. The dam is beautiful and if you can go first thing in the morning you'll often be rewarded by fog on the lake. After heavy rains and/or flooding the footbridge can get washed out or submerged.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Just finished this beautiful hike. Did a combination of Beachum and Leatherwood trails for a total of 4.9 miles around the beautiful lake. Would recommend this great hike and will repeat it again

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail! Beautiful areas. Lots to see and explore. This is an easy trail and offers a range of elements to experience.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail! Not too much traffic (we went on a Friday morning). Very rocky in places with a lot of elevation changes. Not for the faint at heart. And make sure you’ve got a good pair of shoes.

It was very dry when we ran this. October. It looks like the trail could flood though after a rain.

Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Free to get in (donations accepted)

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike through the woods around the lake

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice family fun trail.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago