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War Eagle Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 203 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Cave Forest River Views Wild flowers Muddy Rocky
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As of Jan 2020, The lower portion of the War Eagle Trail is temporarily closed due to damage from flooding and erosion. You can still access the overlook from the upper trail head by parking at the trailhead next to the pavilion on Hwy 23. For more information contact the park at 479-559-2593.

State Park with full amenities; fee camping from tent to RV. Parking at the trail head.

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall , Little Rock, AR, 72201, Phone: 501-682-7777

Directions from Huntsville: Travel five miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 23 until you reach the Withrow Springs State Park.

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Lauren Hicks
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HikingRocky

Did this trail in 2018. Has gorgeous views!

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Amanda Christine
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they had most of it closed off so didn't get the full experience

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Lindsay Fiedorowicz
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Went on June 14, 2020 and the trail was closed.

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Ashley Roberts-Svoboda
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Could only get to the overlook and then trail was closed. Great view!

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Leslie Seaton
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It’s currently closed

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Adam L.
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The lower portion of this trail is temporarily closed due to damage from flooding and erosion. You can still hike to the overlook by accessing the trail at the upper trailhead just past the pavilion on Hwy 23.

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Hannah Craig
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This was very pleasant and well-maintained trail following along the river - lots of birds and good-looking fishing spots. There’s a huge cave along the route, too. Even though the cave isn’t open to visitors, it’s still neat to look at. I recommend starting at the bottom of the trail and going up if you’re going to turn around at the top.

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Klaudia Cetnarska
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Patrick C
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We started at the lower trailhead and climbed up. The start is quite narrow and some of the trail is quite rocky. We went the day after some heavy rain so it was slick, but once through the narrows, the climb to the lookout is straightforward and the views are great. We followed this up by hitting the Dogwood Trail.

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Jason Pohlmeier
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We've done this serval times. Today was more overgrown than we've ever seen and the water was not nearly as pretty and blue.

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Lauren Jones
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Rick Rick Tracy
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The trail is very short it's pretty easy with spectacular views. Totally worth going of you're in the area. I've seen a lot of posts on here complaining about the spider webs and there are spiderwebs everywhere on this trail but simply take a 2' stick and wave it around in front of you as you walk and you'll have no trouble. The white markers on the trail are almost always on the right side but a lot of them are worn out because they are just painted on there so keep an eye out for them.

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Robby Mohr
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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyWashed out

Grown and narrow. Couldn’t finish due to trail being overgrown. Not for dogs.

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Ela Katz
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Pretty fun trail. Be careful after rains, it’s slippery. The trail is at the bottom of the hill, take your immediate left after you turn off the main road. Couple of neat little caves but I’m afraid of the dark so I didn’t go in lol

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Jamie Atkins
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Short trail right next to the water. Be sure to check out the cave!

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Laci Shuffield
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Terrible hike, trail was grown up and dangerous for dogs

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James Catalfamo
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i didn't visit the whole park. i only did the war eagle trail. it didn't look like much at the being but got better and better as you kept on going. as you walk the trail the rock formation on the trail is very cool and i didn't like the steel rope rails but it is needed. those rocks are very slippery even went damp. so hold your kids hand if you bring little ones. along the river and rock edge is very pretty and the trail has a few nice scenic spots. you'll see two caves. the second is the bigger one and gets dark inside quickly so bring a flashlight. but when you get to the top of the trail that is where you want to turn back. from there you just walk to the other trail entrance. when i got their that morning i was the only one there but to my surprise the parking lot got filled quickly. all in all a very cool little trail on a february morning.

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Ashley Kirk
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Nice little trail for a quick hike or morning trek. Some areas are slick if it’s wet - thank goodness for the guard rails!

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Chloe Stillings
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Dog owners: This app says the trail is moderate but when I arrived the trail map is marked difficult.. I had two dogs on leashes. There are amazing rock bluffs that you walk across that were super slippery because they were wet. It got to a point where the trail was thin, walking on wet rock with a drop down to one side of the trail. I broke the rules and took the dogs off their leashes which I thought was safer for everyone. My anxiety was on overdrive but the overlook view was well worth it. I would love to go back but next time without my beloved pups so I could really enjoy it.

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Megan Willoughby
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I stumbled on this one but accident when I drove past the sign and decided to check it out. It was a pleasant hike with nice views. Narrow and slippery in places, but easy enough.

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Chris Rose
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poison ivy, narrow

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Jen RYBINSKI
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Peaceful trail with stunning views.

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Lisa Augustine
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Do not take children on his trail. Too narrow. Great for adults. Amazing views.

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Amber Laird Beck
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The bluffs are beautiful. A little narrow at spots. Have to walk on bluff ledges, so may be difficult with little ones. The river views are spectacular.

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Lydia Spencer
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Great trail! Started at the top near the Dogwood trail parking. Brought our big dog and 6yr old son. The hike started out like walking in someones back yard then became more obvious. It is a down hill hike in and up hill going back the way you came. Does have many slick and narrow spots that require parents to keep their children close. A tree was down over one of the narrow areas.

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