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

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.

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.

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.

1 month ago

This is a nice trail to hike. Once you cross the road you walk straight across. We ended up walking the trail across the road backwards. Once you cross the road the trail gets a little more difficult. A walking stick might help on the ip and down parts.

hiking
1 month ago

Dogwood was a nice trek, took us about an hour to complete. Parking by the dam. We stopped quite a few times for photography. Started off w a few flights of stairs to get into the wooded area. Like other reviews it was a bit confusing once crossing the highway. You would want to walk straight across the Road BUT The entrance is a little bit to the right and the sign was hidden. There were a few times when the trail disappeared but for the most part there were enough trail markers to not get lost. It’s a short loop, but a few tricky parts where I was thankful for my hiking boots. There was a nice part that went behind rocks with water falling off of it, and a few benches for scenic lookouts. We were sad that it was over so quick.

Great hike, bird blinds quarry, creeks and hills...love this hike

2 months ago

nice easy trail. it crosses a WPA era dam. some of the rail is missing on the dam. Don't let kids cross it alone.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike while the dogwoods were in bloom. Great overlook of the Lake. Mildly strenuous at first but gets easier once you reach the overlook. Nicely marked!

me and my little family loves this place ♡♡

Came to Eureka Springs to explore the city, but I wanted to check this place out first. its a beautiful lake with pretty clear water. I didn’t get to make it to the dam, but i will definitely come back.

Nice trail. More easy than moderate. Lake views are nice

Great afternoon hike. Not too busy, and it is dog friendly!

Great trail. The view from the dam was amazing. Took my dog with me and had no troubles.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, prob closer to easy vs moderate but enjoyable terrain

The trail was great. However, I recommend AllTrails removes fishing from the things to do. There is no place on the hike where you can get close enough to water to fish. Well, unless you scale down an incredibly steep, cliff like overhang.

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.

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.

Great trail ❤️

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Hiked Fuller and Beachum (sp?) trails. They loop around the lake in different ways. The dam is gorgeous stacked stone. It was mid 60s when we went but lots of residual ice from previous cold weeks, so lots of iced over stone. The stone bed creeks feeding the lake are gorgeous sights along the trail.

Planning to come back to hike, camp, and kayak another time.

Very fun hike! Neat trails for sure

so false advertising maybe... the gps got us lost but we found what said was leatherwood trail it looked nothing like the pictures... we still had fun though

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. Just watch ur step.

It was a good hike, though not super challenging. The east end of the lake was probably the most fun. Got a bit confusing on the Overlook Trail. Overall good experience. Make sure you wear good shoes as the rocks tend to be pretty sharp.

hiking
7 months ago

Great views and a quick but difficult hike in some places.

I live a few miles from this park and have hiked this loop trail several times. Always clockwise. The dam is beautiful and if you can go first thing in the morning you'll often be rewarded by fog on the lake. After heavy rains and/or flooding the footbridge can get washed out or submerged.

Just finished this beautiful hike. Did a combination of Beachum and Leatherwood trails for a total of 4.9 miles around the beautiful lake. Would recommend this great hike and will repeat it again

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail! Beautiful areas. Lots to see and explore. This is an easy trail and offers a range of elements to experience.

trail running
8 months ago

Great trail! Not too much traffic (we went on a Friday morning). Very rocky in places with a lot of elevation changes. Not for the faint at heart. And make sure you’ve got a good pair of shoes.

It was very dry when we ran this. October. It looks like the trail could flood though after a rain.

Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Free to get in (donations accepted)

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