Explore the most popular dog 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.

It’s an alright trail. Probably better when the trees aren’t all dead in the winter. It turns into a long stretch of the same thing towards the end, good views though.

This is a great trail with many small waterfalls and a very beautiful one at the end. UNFORTUNATELY it has been closed for a year and the owner anticipates it being closed until next year. A bear and her cub have taken up residence in the area. This is 2018 and again it may open in 2019.

There are some key words in the description "a NETWORK of LOGGING ROADS." This is a very strenuous hike. You may have driven some of Arkansas's old logging roads and wondered how a truck loaded with lumber ever navigated them. If the "trail" were any steeper in places, you'd need climbing gear! And there are lots of logging roads back here - you might call it a network - while the trail is well-marked, you will want to pay attention to where you are going.
That said, this is a very pleasant hike through a lovely area. On our first visit, in late fall of 2017, we hiked down to the spring, which was neat, and saw lots of wildflowers and butterflies along the way. Today we took the trail to the top of Trimble Mountain. The views are not great, but what you can see of Beaver Lake is pretty impressive. A warning: this looks like it gets really overgrown in the summer, to the point where the trail is obscured and/or unpleasant.

So easy and beautiful. I could sit here and enjoy all day. Try to go during the week. The weekends get real busy.

6 days ago

beautiful day. relaxing hike. hike the loop in a clockwise direction for a steep climb and a gradual descent.

6 days ago

A walk along the bluffs of the Arkansas River. There are great views of the Arkansas River, the edge of Lake Dardanelle, & a cascading waterfall.

nature trips
10 days ago

This was a great well marked trail. When you get near the falls you can hug the wall on left and climb through a slightly dark area to the falls or you can go straight across the rocky area towards the falls and both places will bring you right up to the falls. The fall was amazing and so worth the trip. You can even go under it with lots of room. Its high cliffs above make a dome around it. We saw a bat flying around so be sure and germ x after you leave.

scenic driving
14 days ago

Took just a short trip down the road to the first falls. Saw a couple young guys jumping off into the water. Pretty chilly since it was March 3rd. Very nice drive. Will be better in a couple weeks when the dogwoods start to blossom.

15 days ago

I liked the trail. It's in need of some TLC but still enjoyable.

18 days ago

Nice and rainy hike.

Nice lake views, moderate hill slope, pleasant woodland trail with tall pines.

An amazing hike! I enjoyed the day immensely. Thank you to Steve Singleton and NWA Hiking Group for leading us.

Just visited today after several days of rain. It was muddy and a bit slippery on the rocks but worth the small trek to see the beautiful falls. It was 55 degrees and sunny so perfect hiking weather. Alot of people had the same idea.

Great hike today! With all the rain this week the waterfalls were flowing. Made the creek crossings more adventurous but was a great hike! One of the harder hikes I’ve been on in the area offering some steeper inclines/declines. Beautiful hike and will be back!

Made the Beachum loop today. 4 miles. Saw probably close to 10 deer. Lovely day in the woods with the sun shining. It has rained heavily over the past few days, so essentially the whole trail was damp, but it’s mostly a rocky path so not too much in the way of mud. Of note, there are several creeks/stream crossing, all but the last it was easy enough to hop across rocks without getting feet wet. The last crossing however there was no avoiding going through knee high water., despite my spending quite a bit of time searching for a better crossing. Looks like there used to be a wooden bridge but it is now washed out. All in all a great hike save for the wet feet for the last half mile.

20 days ago

We had a great time on this trail with our kids (five and two years old). The waterfall was roaring after a week's worth of rain. Our eldest loved the rocky bluffs on the east side. We packed a picnic and ate it on top of the dam overlooking the lake and spill way. Kids are ready to go back soon!

Good float for our experienced Boy Scouts (in Spring! )

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.

trail running
26 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!

This isn’t a well maintained trail. In fact, most of the way down to the creek is via dirt road. A foot path does split from the road about mid way down (blue tape) but I didn’t want to bushwhack. The inconvenience of getting there and having to work a bit at finding your way, however, is rewarded with scenic beauty. If you like a sense of solitude, minus a few beer cans strewn about, this adventure is for you. If you want an organized outing that is a bit more manicured and easy-to-follow, visit another trail. Truthfully, there are segments on the OHT and OT that are just as captivating without the hassle.

1 month ago

Very pretty city trail

Great trail with great views it was marked somewhat well but definitely do the west loop and come down the east side. It's a nice loop but make sure you start early we started at 9 and got back at 5:15 and wish I would have had a little more time.

if you like history you'll enjoy the walk. it is basically a flat and paved surface even when you choose to go into the woods for a little while it doesn't appear to be a long stretch.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Quick and easy walk on level ground. Beautiful overlook. We had the place all to ourselves. Plenty of places for a picnic or just sitting and reflecting.

Great trail ❤️

Over 3 days , dave Boclair and I hiked 33 miles from hwy 7 to hwy 9. Slept in oak mountain shelter and brown creek shelter. Shelters were fantastic. Especially in rain. I really did not have to carry or set up tent. So much elevation change. Nothing is flat. Some water especially in low areas. Saw deer turkey and squirrels. Trail was well marked and logical.

1 month ago

Nice walk... short but enjoyable.

1 month ago

I did this trail on 1/26-1/27 and at the first switchback on the map the trail disappears. I don’t know if it’s the season and the leaves, limbs, etc had covered the trail but I stayed on the map trail 5 miles in and never saw a sign of a path. Finally set up camp at the nearest stream because water is scarce. Very rocky and slick (rained during the evening and throughout the night) with briars all over the mountain. Anyway, I don’t recommend this trail during the winter months due to path visibility.

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