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War Eagle Valley Loop Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.4 mi Elevation gain 1,184 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Forest

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Reviews (61)
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Recordings (54)
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Michael Cronin
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HikingBugs

Beautiful Hike. The route shown on all trails is very incorrect and has you walk .7 miles on the Highway. If following the actual trail it’s closer to 10 miles. If bringing your dog be warned ours are on flea and tick prevention and we still pulled off 30 ticks from one dog

Comment from AllTrails

- 1 month ago

Thank you for the review! We have updated the map to reflect the correct route.

maddie holt
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HikingBugsOver grown

I might have come into this with high expectations, but I did not enjoy this trail as much as others. To start, it was overgrown. You have vegetation touching you for a good 3 mile stretch. As a result, I was constantly pulling off ticks and chiggers (even with bug spray). But the creek view was relaxing. Would I hike to it again? No. And the view for the valley itself was grown up. (Would probably be pretty in the winter).

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Evan Anderson
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HikingBugsOver grown

great trail for an amazing workout, we did this trail with a 1 and 3 year old kids along with 2 small dogs. the overlook is amazing and makes it worth the hike. we actually started from the visitors center and used the connecting trails so it put it closer to a 10 mile hike. cons is the trail is a bit overgrown in places but is still well marked. be sure to have bug spray as miquetos are a bit active in some places and like any trail in the woods ticks and chiggers are out.

Rachel Ludeman
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HikingBugs

I took a first time hiker on this trail and it did not disappoint. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There were inclines and declines throughout but nothing too bad. We shortened the route a little due to time. I found a tick crawling on me but otherwise the bugs weren’t bad. Highly recommend

Mitch Fehr
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Mountain biking

Some sections are very rocky - loose rock

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Mitch Fehr
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Joseph Thomas
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Christopher Willis
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Hiking

In spite of everything being dead (because it’s, you know, still February), this was a beautiful hike. Creek beds were all dry, unfortunately, but the main attraction, War Eagle Creek, looked just unbelievably beautiful. Trail was extremely easy to follow...except for the last two miles where it’s supposed to follow the road, but suddenly disappears. All in all, well worth it! Saw 5 deer on the trail as well, always a nice bonus!

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Sandra Walters
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Hiking

Great hike! Lots of incline and decline. Rocky in places. But good boots work great. Lots of shade. So, in off season be sure and take a jacket.

Lori Zakas Allred
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easy to follow trails, Rocky in places shady good work out for horse and rider. River overlook is gorgeous.

Dee Gardner
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Hiking

I was looking for a fun day hike with a bit of a challenge, and this is it! Saw chipmunks, a garter snake and even a turtle on the trail! It is a bit rocky in areas, so watch your step! And the overlook at the War Eagle Creek...gorgeous!

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David Smothers
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Laci Shuffield
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Hiking

This is probably my 2nd favorite hike in NWA! I go to this one several times a year.

James Gerlach
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Hiking

Wonderful. Have had this trail on my list for a while and decided to finally give it a try. Was not disappointed. It’s a beautiful hike through the woods with a pretty spectacular overlook. Encountered very few hikers and bikers on this trail.

Mike Karcis
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Hiking

Nice hike through the woods. (I actually did the longer Little Clifty Creek trail.) Downgraded because the noise from the nearby shooting ranges was markedly audible for half the hike, as was traffic for about 3 miles of the hike; and there wasn't a nearby body of water at the end of the hike Note: There is a multi-trailhead parking about 2 miles down Townsend Ridge Rd, where one can access the Little Clifty or War Eagle trail; Townsend Ridge Rd is west on Rte 12 from the AllTrails designated trailhead.

Nathan & Ashley Dame
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Hiking

Arkansas is so lovely! We enjoyed beautiful scenery in this historical area.

Tiffani Grippa
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It was a great trail with minimal traffic! Plenty of wildlife, saw multiple squirrels, a turtle and a snake. Was a little bummed there wasn’t water access (you could only see the water from one spot).

Ahura Pro
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Hiking

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.

Mark Milani
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Hiking

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.

Miranda Kohout
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Hiking

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.

Bobby Browning
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Hiking

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

Pat Dunlap
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Hiking
First to Review

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.

Steven Adair
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Lori Zakas Allred
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Horseback riding
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Bill Smith
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Elizabeth Ozbun
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Jesse Nivens
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John M
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