Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly 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.

hiking
11 hours ago

I took Andreas advice below on the parking, perfect spot to park and start at the bridge. Loved the trail and views! Good distance! The beginning zigzag part is all rocks, some pretty large. There is a paved path all the way to the top but I took the wooded trail. The app definitely kept me from going too far off and being lost, thank goodness!

walking
7 days ago

This trail connects to the Crystal Bridge Trail and is mostly paved but offers some dirt sections. It is a short trail but still enjoyable. Foot traffic has always been virtually non-existent the times I have been on it. There are several benches where you can sit and relax and just enjoy being outside.

Really love this little loop. Pretty easy path through lots of woods. A few exposed stretches. Only real complaint is that it's so close to the road in some places.

Did this trail in July of 2017. Loved it!!! Bring snacks, extra water and watch for rattlesnakes in the rocky area.

Beautiful trail and our dogs were worn out afterwards.

backpacking
18 days ago

Awkward trailhead, had to park near the street. Walked further than spy rock and set up near a waterfall for the night. Wonderful night! Overall great trip and spy rock has great views. Not a strenuous backpacking trip.

Time just flew by hiking this trail. Love seeing the water nearly every step of the way. The damn is great and this is a must see trail in ES.

hiking
24 days ago

I took my 2 and 5 year old out with my wife today. the kids had a blast. it was a little difficult for the 2 year old but that was expected. the trail is not hard at all going to the water fall. that's all the further we went because of fear of it getting dark on us with 2 kids. I cant believe how maintained the trail was this time of year. I expected a bushwack but this was a nice easy trail. very beautiful.

My 2nd time here and it’s always beautiful !!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Rocky so wear appropriate shoes. Didn’t have time to complete the trail but plan to go back another time when waterfall is flowing. It was just a drip today. Trail maintained well although parking lot was a little rough.

road biking
1 month ago

Nice trail that is close so if you are looking for a quick hike/bike ride/walk/etc. this is a good spot. It's a paved trail and does get busy. The trail was wide enough to accommodate everyone the day I was there (Tuesday).

Unusual place for a trail head — behind a couple of camping sites at Redding. But a perfect hike for me. A good uphill to a great midpoint – Spy Rock. Then a good descent back to Redding campground. Btw, did I mention that Redding is on the Mulberry River? A dip in the river is a perfect way to top off a great hike. Note: the a- and descent each have spots of (what I consider) narrow trail, especially given one side of the trail is pretty much straight down. Those spots are definitely doable, but I felt a heightened sense of caution traversing those stretches.

My family enjoyed this hike. Water views throughout. Well maintained trails have enough traffic to make you feel like a part of a community but not so busy they feel congested.

I really enjoy going there. I can hike,mountain Bike, kayak and paddle board. It has it all. They have rv spots and cabins for rent plus new biking cabins.

Flat crushed rock surface. Perfect for rehab workouts. Several wooden bridges. Just a nice shaded walk along the wooded edge.

road biking
1 month ago

My family really likes this trail!

nature trips
1 month ago

Fairly well maintained arboretum featuring mostly paved trails, geocaching, flowers & trees with markers, and a gazebo.

very easy trail. I was hoping it was a loop around the lake but it's a loop next to the lake. there's a section that's out and back between the looped part and the parking lot. for part of the time you're walking far enough away that you can't see the lake at all and even when you're on the part that's close there are enough trees that you're not really seeing the sun set over the lake.

still pretty though! I was the only one in the parking area and on the trail.

I'll definitely go back!

Took about 2 hours to go through the whole trail, including many picture stops and a short lunch. Very well maintained and absolutely gorgeous foliage this time of year. It was in the 90's but the trees provided plenty of shade.

walking
1 month ago

Word to the wise-take the Military road exit and head south (towards the river) on Championship Drive. As the road comes to an end, near the river, there will be Tournament drive on the right and some kind of road on the left-turn LEFT and take it as far as you can until you reach the parking area by Shillcutt’s bridge/bayou. ***Do not map it thru Scenic drive\Bay Oaks in NLR. It will drop you 100 yards away through which you have to bushwhack to try to find the start of the trail. We only found it because the good folks that have offices there, assisted us. Our helper also indicated that in the evening, they lock a gate and late hikers vehicles could get left behind the gate overnight.

This is a poorly marked trail. It appears there are paved bike paths interspersed with trail switchbacks, so it can be hard to know which is the actual trail. To begin, head away from the parking and over the bridge. 50-75 yards later, you will see a dirt trail on the left and that begins the ascent. It’s a nice trail, not too difficult and it rewards you with some incredible views to enjoy. I would suggest that even those with mobility concerns could tackle this one (I would just stick to the paved portion) because the best view/overlook is paved to the edge.
Happy hiking!

If you’re in the area, this is a must see. I may be biased since this was the spot my hubby popped the question, but I think it’s one of the most magical places on earth! Stroll down the wooden walkway, it’s fully accessible, take deep breaths-that’s simple purity! Make sure to touch the water, the air around it gives you a hint of just how cold it is, but TOUCH it! If you’re able, instead of just taking the same path back to your car, head up the mountain (if you’re looking at the spring it’s on your left). It’s pretty steep, but also pretty neat! It leads up to an old well and road and will take you right back out to the parking lot.

An amazing trail. We traveled up the west side part of the loop. It took us about 2 hours to reach the top. The view is worth the climb. Heads up that while it looks overgrown, the actual summit itself is pretty clean and a great spot to camp. Also watch out for the ticks. There’s plenty of them to go around. :)

Really lovely jog. Took my pup here for a run in the AM and evening. There is a great water fountain for pups to keep them hydrated. The path is wide, clean, and not overly crowded with very pretty views.

We took the trail from the Redding Campground, where it is well marked. This is a beautiful hike, but there are no markings when you hit the East/West division about how many kilometers the hike is. There was no information at the campground about the trail, so we figured it was a 2-3 mile trail, easy for a quick afternoon hike. However we soon realized that the "loop" was farther up the mountain than we thought, and we had to turn around after 2 hours and head back down because of the bad weather coming in. Please have someone mark the trailhead with a distance for the loop!

A very enjoyable trail.. lots of up hill climbing.. several creeks to cross .. about a 4 1/2 mile hike

Cool little trail. Feels short. Nice nature. Had a lot of bumble bees when we went. Surprised at how well taken care of and clean by where it is located being stuck back in the country some

walking
1 month ago

Might as well if you’re there, but nothing to write home about.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn't do the whole trail only went to the waterfall then headed back was starting to rain. Trail is well maintained and and fun to walk. Gonna do the whole trail this weekend.

❤❤❤ have walked it many many times

walking
1 month ago

It was amazing and beautiful!

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