War Eagle Valley Loop Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

War Eagle Valley Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

wildlife

27 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Proper trail parking is at the start of my map at the Townsend road access point. Very nice parking and facilities. Trail is well maintained but if you see water on the trail at the first point that you're required to ford any water, turn around and go home because there are many potential water crossings. We hiked a day after a torrential storm and the trail was surprisingly dry so it drains QUICKLY. Trail is shaded by canopy nearly the entire way. Be mindful of the occasional mountain biker or horse. Nearly no scenery, all backwoods and the first/last 45mins you'll get to listen to multiple fast firing gunshots at the nearby range.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained and good markings. May not be as strenuous as some like, but a great setting and nice diversity of scenery. We hiked for over 3 hours and only saw 3 mountain bikers. Had the park to ourselves and the weather was glorious.

3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is well-marked by white blazes, and seems to enjoy a lot of use. We saw one other couple hiking, a few bikers, and saw evidence of horses. That said, the trail is not abused. It's well-maintained, and we saw absolutely zero trash. Note that your dog is welcome to accompany you, provided s/he is leashed.

This isn't a feature-rich hike, though there's a nice view of the creek, and what is probably, in winter, a spectacular look at the valley. It's more a long, pleasant, meandering walk in the woods with a wide variety of plant and animal life to enjoy.

If you start the hike from the Townsend trailhead (check the recordings here or the park service website, not the official map above), the hike ends up being almost exactly 7 miles from the parking lot. This trailhead is also where you'd start for the Clifty Creek and Piney Ridge trails. The signage is excellent, don't worry about getting to and staying on the trail you want.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice long hike. Watch your trail signs though. Easy to get into another trail.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

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Friday, January 29, 2016

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Friday, August 28, 2015

trail running
Monday, June 01, 2015

trail running
Sunday, May 24, 2015

hiking
Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

hiking
Friday, February 08, 2013

I think this is the best trail in the Multi Use system. It isn't three miles, it is over six. Significant elevation change between the parking lot and War Eagle Creek, with benches set along the overview, and a very nice trail walk at the level of the river (although not on the river itself). As always, trail maintenance is great. I have done this trail many times, and have never yet met another person on it.