War Eagle River Valley is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Arkansas that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 866 feet Route Type: Loop

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This trail is CLOSED due to flood damage. This is a complex series of trails, with access from several parking lots, and from turn-outs along two roads. These trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders alike. None are overused. The main parking lot has restroom facilities and water. The trails can be used in a number of different combinations resulting in hikes that can vary from a few miles to over 16. Little Clifty Creek is the central feature of the trail system, with foot bridges over to both the north and the south. The War Eagle loop, approximately six miles, has great views of War Eagle Creek, with several benches for sitting on a nice day. There is even a side trail that takes you to the Hobbs Visitor Center. The trails are very well maintained, with significant elevation changes from the parking lot to Clifty Creek. There are sign-in's at the trailheads, and maps available at the sign-in stations. The parking lots are gated, and closed during night hours. There is also a parking lot for parking horse trailers.

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rocky
2 months ago

Long trail but was worth the hike!

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bugs
8 months ago

I think it would be a nice mountain bike trail. We accessed from Hobbs Welcome Center. It’s adds 2 miles. Lots of switchbacks and ups and downs, nothing dramatic but consistent. The bugs were pretty bad especially near the end. Gnats of some sort. The scenery is much the same. Don’t go looking for amazing rock formations, it’s all forest. The trail is pretty well kept up. The two overlooks were ok but not worth 9 miles of hiking. But it was great exercise. I think runners would enjoy the trail as well.

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bugs
Sat May 25 2019

very pretty, a lot of the same scenery, a lot bug too

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Wed Feb 13 2019

Fun trail

Mon Oct 01 2018

great trails. Better make sure your horse is in good condition. lots of ups and downs.

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Sun Mar 19 2017

Nice maintained trail. Not much to see honestly but nice none the less.

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