Explore the most popular trails in Arkansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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Beautiful views along the trail. The trail can get a little confusing a one point due to the lack of markings, but overall marked well. Many good hills!

19 hours ago

love this trail

19 hours ago

its pretty cool standing between gigantic sandstone boulders!

short and sweet trail!

In my opinion, this is the best one night loop trail in Arkansas. Big views, great campsites, water features, light traffic. I would warn any prospective hikers that there are no blazes on the trail. If you aren't a competent navigator, you will struggle. Also, getting to Katy Falls is challenging if you don't want to get wet. It's approximately 0.25 miles off trail, up Katy Creek.

Definitely will go again Me and my wife enjoyed camping and hiking

1 day ago

Excellent trail for beginners. It is a little rocky at times, but if you’re paying attention there is no problem. We hiked in counterclockwise to campsite 3. Very easy lake access, so be sure to bring a water filter if you’re staying overnight. Hiked out the next morning. Trail took a total of about 4 hours, but we stopped several times to rest and take in a sight or two.

Campsite was nice. There are two pads for tents at site 3 as well as a lantern/trash pole. A nice fire pit too with plenty of firewood within walking distance. The campsite is off the trail a little bit, but with all of the leaves down you can see traffic from the trail. I’d suspect in spring or summer the leaves would make it feel more secluded.

great walk easy for me and my dog. although the hikes in Lee Creek park are smaller they have allot to be seen. good hike overall markers could be better.

2 days ago

Great views on all of the trail. Nice waterfall when flowing. Deer and other wildlife. Stop on sunset point to watch the sun drop behind the adjacent mountains. May even see a hang glider launch on a couple of places.

trail running
2 days ago

It's a paved trail with many people, but it is big enough to accommodate the amount of people! This trail is well maintained and safe. It has lake views, many parks, disc golf, bathrooms, wildlife, waterfalls, and smaller trails if you are wanting to get a little "lost". Loved running here with my pooch!

Enjoyable 1.5 mile looped trail.

Great hike! Loved this trail and Moonshiners Cave is a great piece of Ozark history!

Great little hike, very scenic.

I wish it was longer! Lots of beauty! I was surprised

I absolutely love this trail. Somewhat challenging but very much worth it. If you’re a photographer, great place to go shoot! :)

Great hike. Nice area with a waterfall and a few caves to explore.

What a neat treasure so close to Eureka Springs. The easy terrain and distance make it perfect for children or other reluctant hikers in your group. The main trail is very clear and stream crossings have sturdy bridges. There are plenty of additional trails which branch off. The lake is surrounded by stunning bluffs and the same tall pine (?) trees that line highway 62 on your drive in. The parking area is just below the dam and there is room for several cars. A map of the park and it's trails are posted there. (There is one additional trail head on the road in with room for 1 car to park) There is an additional higher elevation parking area for handicap parking which puts you on the same level as the lake. The path on that side of the lake is wide and relatively flat. There is a picnic table next to the lake on that side about 5 or 10 minutes from the upper trail head.

If you are looking for something a bit more ambitious Lake Leatherwood is close by and larger. The dam at Leatherwood is also a bit more fun as you can actually walk across it. It does not have quite the same beautiful bluffs that Black Bass has however.

If you have an hour - choose Black Bass. If you have 3 hours choose Leatherwood. They are both great.

This is a beautiful hike! Multiple rock formations and waterfalls to explore!

great and rewarding hike. This trail has much to offer. Honest advice, if you do not have strong and healthy trail legs then I do not recommend it. However if you want strong, firm, and toned glutes then by all means have fun on this trail! Fyi, take water and pack light.

The “Eye of the Needle” is marvelous! Those gigantic rocks are just amazing!

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