Explore the most popular camping 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.

All you first timers, don't forget to contact the Caddo Womble ranger station for a free patch!

hiking
snow
1 day ago

We did a snow & ice hike today. It was amazing! If you'd like to see our video about this hike, check out our YouTube channel "Will Hike For Food". It's an easy trail with amazing views.

hiking
6 days ago

I would recommend this trail, plenty of water along the trail and several good swimming holes. There was multiple water crossings so be prepared for that.

Super awesome. Gorgeous. Exciting. Dream like.

backpacking
7 days ago

Amazing trail! Did it in about 2.5 days which was a perfect pace January 14th-16th. Eagle rock loop has it all and offers a beautiful variety of scenery ranging from mountainous views to valleys covered in tall pines. Be prepared for the water crossings! Fortunately there were only around 4 big river crossings that required actually getting your feet and legs wet. I would say starting at little Missouri trail head was a good going counter clockwise. Especially if you want to get some of your major elevation gain out of the way and with only 7 miles to the vista, which makes a great first nights camp with its gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains. If you get the chance, do this trail!!

Fabulous views for a relatively short hike

Be mindful of the landslide that occurred in the counter-clockwise direction (mile 15 and 14) as of January 7th, 2019. But other than that, the trail was clearly marked and offered beautiful scenery. I like to recommend this trail to people that are just getting into backpacking, but even if you aren’t a beginner, you will love this small section of the Ozarks that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

I come here often one of my favorite trails in Arkansas. The top of the trail on the dirt road is pretty and easily walked with a few good over looks. The trail down to the waterfall is rather hard but worth it!

January is a great time to go. We passed only four hikers.

Great views, great hike! Not a ideal hike if you’re afraid of heights like me!

hiking
12 days ago

Very simple walk through timber, the trail is under maintained.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice Trail around a small lake, has a spring. Well laid out.

hiking
13 days ago

Short simple walk. Great for family w/kids. Not anything remarkable.

hard to find the trail but it was really fun and there's a lot of cool caves.

Beautiful hike. Will do this one again. Only a couple steep areas and a few water crossings after rains.

Whew!! I did the full 17.8 miles yesterday and it was a bear! Really enjoyed the challenge though.

All trails, any idea why the map shows the trail ending at 8.9 miles (just south of the highway there) when it actually continues for another 1.6 miles north to Forest Road, 10.5 miles total?

good for kids

Found it to be a great trail very well laid out. I iked it, but if I was mountain biking It would of been a great to learn on but also fun if experienced.

backpacking
14 days ago

Coming from two 23 year old, able bodied but slightly out of shape dudes, each carrying 40lb packs, this loop is definitely hard. If you do the full loop I recommend starting at the lake and going up the west side. It’s much prettier in terms of water features and is shorter in distance, still very steep. The east side (going down after camping on the mountain) is still very pretty but you barely see the river that is on that side. Lots of up and down expanses high up on the east side. It took us almost 5 hours to get up the mountain from the west side (stopping every 20-30 min with one break longer 15 min break for lunch, abt 12-15 stops). It took us only less than 4 hours the next morning to go down the longer east side (about 10 stops). If u want to just go for a day I would take two cars and park one at the lake and then start at the top of the mountain and go down the west side. 8/10 for views and overall experience, 2/10 for easiness. Wouldn’t go back unless for the day hike I mentioned.

So much nature...scenic views, difficult trek but so worth it! It was a bit muddy today but the dogs enjoyed this more than the creek!

hiking
14 days ago

Great little hike with great views. Lots of recent rain so be prepared for some mud and water but still very doable. Only four stars because of all the people.

Nice trail. Took my twelve year old. It was a challenge for him, glad I didn’t take my 6 year old. I wouldn’t mind doing it again sometime.

hiking
14 days ago

A great trail! If you start on white rock mountain, the hike back to your car Is pretty tough. Overall, the views and scenery were great. We went early January and got great weather. Tons of water flowing throughout the mountain and multiple waterfalls. Highly recommend.

I had done this hike in July and it was not a good experience. Each of us got about 20 ticks, hardly any water sources, and overgrown. Wouldn’t recommend then, but highly recommend late fall and even in the winter if you don’t mind camping in the cold.

This place is incredible! You’ll get wet, but worth it if you get to see the Falls in all their glory!

hiking
14 days ago

Awesome trail amazing views

Definitely worth the walk to see the waterfall! The worst part was actually the long drive getting to the trail. We used Green Mtn Road though and it’s in pretty good shape.

This trail was the high light of our weekend, the hawksbill crag at the end was well worth the walk and the views are simple breathtaking, BUT there are some minor set backs, there was probably 40 - 60 cars in the parking lot which meant the trail was gonna be busy, so kinda crowded for when we went, also the county road into the trailhead is nearly 6 miles of very steep gravel road, please don't have any trouble with your brakes on your vehicle because it could lead to an interesting ride down on the way out, all and all great trail and worth the drive

hiking
14 days ago

This was more like a state park setting, the trail takes you down to the natural bridge which in itself is worth the trip, but you should go on around the LOOP and visit the rock formations and caves on the backside, plenty of spots to sit and enjoy

enjoyed the 60 degree Jan weather. lots of rain days before so all creek crossings were shin deep. water fall was spectacular as was the pools in the creek. haven't been in drier time but would assume you will always get wet feet at some time. there are other trails that branch off the main line that aren't shown on the map. definitely a great hike

walking
15 days ago

Great walk for the whole family, well maintained path with little elevation change during the loop. There is a $3.00 fee per vehicle. There's a small general store and a well maintained bathroom. There are a lot of tall cliffs if you plan on taking small children, but even still if you can keep them close by I think it will be fine. Great place to watch the Sun come up and set.

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