Explore the most popular birding 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.

the family loved this trail. it wasnt too difficult for my 7 yr old and the area is awesome.

From Indiana, always enjoy walking new trails. this is a beautiful trail taking into consideration where it's located. A nice mix of wooded trail, open preservation areas. and then throw in the lake all in 5+ miles. Great job Springdale.

under the canopy trail, stay out of Sun

under the canopy trail, stay out of Sun

amazing few. deffiniately not an easy trail. take your time, bring lots of water, and maybe an extra bottle for someone already ng the way

I enjoyed this trail a lot. Very diverse terrain and pretty throughout. My dog loves creeks so the spring was a plus for us.

We fit this nice n easy, wide trail in between rain storms. Shared the trail with maybe a dozen deer. With this trail, it’s easy to walk to the highest point in Arkansas.

Short and sweet

hiking
4 days ago

I’ve done this trail many times good work out for the legs

This starts in pretty dense vegetation that rubs on your legs. Wear pants. Lots of ticks and chiggers too, so bring bug spray. Otherwise a good trail.

Definitely almost 10 miles. I enjoyed the trail. However the rocks were very hard on the feet after a while and I have good hiking shoes Saw a nice view of the lake as well as many other interesting beauties of nature. Was definitely peaceful.

Love this trail. Well marked for the most part with blue blazes or blue tree tags. It does need some maintenance as parts are overgrown and lots of branches were down. Spent time doing clean up. Good hiking boots are a must for the first mile or more, very rocky and you may turn an ankle. Two big trees down at about the 1.5 mile area (I called the Corps to report). Will do again when it’s cooler. Did this and I continued on to Devils Backbone.

mountain biking
4 days ago

This loop has a steep hill at the beginning, and once you’re up that it’s smooth sailing. It started thundering before I got finished, so I turned around..however I hear there’s an awesome downhill at the end of the trail.

mountain biking
4 days ago

There are a some challenging hills on this trail, I ended up hike a biking on a few. There’s not much scenery but overall a good ride. It’s definitely more difficult than the south loop.

I love this hike! I go all the way around! You can hike the creek bed. Along the waterfall.
It is busy at times. But, overall it is a great place to hike.

Going in as one of my favorites! The cliff rocks. The foliage. The lizards. The cave! The lake! It is definitely a moderate hike. Steep in places. Close to the edge in others. Loose rock, so good shoes needed. It is very worth the time tho.

I loved this trail! The trees, the hike, the lake. Very peaceful. My dog loved it as well.

on Greenfield Trail

5 days ago

Pretty overgrown in spots, but a very green, forest trail. Lots of loose rock underfoot when walking up and down the hill.

hiking
5 days ago

A nice short trail to get you going

hiking
5 days ago

This was my favorite trail of this system, the historic aspect adds to it, highly recommended in the off season

It is a good view of the lake, the paved surface kinda takes away from the natural side of it, I like the new fishing peer

I was really excited about this trail, but I was sadly disappointed. The trail is not well marked at all and we got lost (not terribly, just went a wrong way ) twice. But the worse was the POISON IVY. It turned into a stressful hike because we had little kids who do not know how to identify poison ivy, but it also was bad because it was IN our path, not just around it. we had to walk on poison ivy for most of the way. The trail itself its beautiful. we would go again maybe in the winter, when there is no poison ivy , but I would also take some ribbon to mark our way.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful scenery, good workout with some elevation changes. Very rocky, be sure to wear shoes with good tread, especially if it has recently rained. My favorite trail at Petit Jean so far. Went on a Friday afternoon in August (very humid, obviously, but not too crazy hot as it is very shaded), didn’t see any other people at all.

Beautiful trail!

mountain biking
6 days ago

Nice easy lake loop when you are winding down.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Awesome trail, great work by the biking group making such great trails for us to visit.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Had a great ride with wife and teenage boys on Slaughter Pen 1, riding Medusa and Tatamaguchee. Great trails, lots of fun for all skill levels

Very fun and warm afternoon. The hike is mostly shaded with a very well maintained and well marked trail. The trail is moderate but may be hard for anyone with knee issues as a lot of the trail consists of rock making a staircase.
The trail starts at Mather Lodge, we parked in the parking lot, used the nice bathrooms in the lodge and then started the hike. We did take an offshoot trail marked bear caves which extended the hike a bit. It took us one hour to get to the falls and back. There are nice rocks by the falls to have a picnic or rest for awhile.
We didn’t see any snakes but when we got back to the trailhead a woman spotted a snake and screamed, we were happy to be done with the trail at that point.

Great little hike. The beginning was a little boring but the falls were a spectacle to see. Also the cave was a little creepy as it was getting dark later in the evening.

Round trip: 3miles
Elevation gain: 846ft
Time: 1hr 5min

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