DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

trail running
3 days ago

Classic Arkansas Ozarks trail. Went up the east and down the west on a moderately cold (45F) wet October morning. 7.4 mi, 1,390 ft in 2:50. East side is more interesting with a couple of small waterfalls. West side is dryer with more scenic views. Saw 3 white tailed deer. No humans. The west is also easier. I was able to run most of it. About half way the loop connects to the Ozark Highlands Trail right at the Spy Rock Trial. On the Spy Rock long pants recommended. There are a couple of fire rings at Spy Rock, which would be a great place for hammock camping.