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Perfect place to run. First experience ran the loop, it's a little under 7 miles. Switched the shoes and went horse trail running and found a cool fox hole near the top of round mountain (see photos). The horse trails were well cut, a few overgrown weeds but nothing unmanageable. I didn't use any bug spray no ticks or chiggers. only downfall is that horse trail was unclear going up round mountain but overall a great experience.

The trail to the top of the ridge goes off to the right just before the first sign. We somehow missed it so we did the lower portion of the trail first, essentially backward. The upper portion definitely has a few spots where you really have to watch your step, so be careful. But we went just a day after heavy rains, with dogs, and it was fine.

lots of wild life. found awesome bones. great family trip.

Had a wonderful visit to Pea Ridge. Was warned by the staff that the hiking trails were very active with ticks and chiggers, so I opted to mostly stay on the paved trail. Anxious to go back later in the year and try the hiking trail. Lots of information on the battlefield and in the Visitors Center.

3 months ago

An OK walk through the woods. A 2 star trail that I give 3 stars b/c one can post-hike swim in Beaver Lake. There are many other trails in NWA that are better, but I have not found one on Beaver Lake that loops to an ending point right on the lake (as opposed to having to drive to the lake, like I had to do after hiking the Pigeon Roost or War Eagle/Little Clifty Creek trails.

3 months ago

On the plus side, we saw whitetail deer, a box turtle and countless grey squirrels; plenty of wildlife. And who doesn’t love a field of ripe wild raspberries?! We even took time to swim in the clear waters of Beaver Lake at a cove beside the trail. It’s a lovely hike, no doubt. That said, the trail is not always marked clearly, the raspberries have nearly taken over at one point and the ticks—both deer and seed—have got a firm claim to the area. All in all, however, it was well worth the effort.

There is a back country camping area on the map, but we were led to believe it is not open for use.

Also, not sure how it comes over at 4.7 miles. We recorded it at 5.1 and the ranger we spoke to said it’s closer to 6. For Boy Scouts there is a trail patch available through the West Arkansas Council. See their website for details.

trail running
4 months ago

Good challenging trail run in June. Started up by ranger pay station to make sure I could find the trail. A little overgrown at that point but cleared up quickly. Most of the path as very easy to follow. Section goes through campground driveway and picks back up just uphill from the marina (asked someone to be sure but was easy to spot once I knew where it was). Good lake views. Lots of spiderwebs and ticks so be prepared. Parts would be very hard to bike unless skilled.

5 months ago

This trail was absolutely beautiful. It took us about 3-4 hours for the whole thing. I do want to let everyone know that the trail doesn’t actually loop, it end at a campsite and then you have to walk about 2 miles back if you start at the hatchery. The hill is very steep up through the hatchery so it’s for sure pretty hard at the beginning but it was so worth it. All it was about 6 miles. It stormed just yesterday so the waterfalls and creeks were full. Just beautiful.

5 months ago

There were a couple of dangerous places, but overall a beautiful springtime hike.

6 months ago

This was a great hike! We went clockwise and close to the end of the loop there was a hikers sign with an arrow pointing left. We followed it for a few minutes when I began to think we were going in the wrong direction. I opened this app to this trail and it clearly showed that we were not where we should have been. We turned around and went the right direction, which would have been straight ahead instead of that left. Thank AllTrails!

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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.

As other reviewers mentioned, it's a lovely off-the-beaten-path hike, but extremely hard to follow with the leaves down. I wound up having to take the road down bc I couldn't find the east portion of the trail.

Next time I'd start by taking the trail up (across the street from the parking lot) rather than down.

Really beautiful trail. Tough to follow at times with so many leaves on the ground. Great views of the lake.

10 months ago

Overall a nice trail. Probably would be better when everything is green and easier to follow but still enjoyed this hike. I always enjoy seeing things like homesteads so this was a plus. Not an overly difficult hike but not a simple flat trail either. There was ample parking the day we went, note that there is a park fee.

10 months ago

Five stars for the hike, one star for the trail, at least in November when all the leaves are down and the trail is nearly impossible to follow for significant stretches at a time. Blazes are in impossibly short supply and, even with absolute focus and concentration, I frequently found myself off trail. Mostly these were only by a few yards, but once significantly so requiring me to rely on my GPS to get back on track.

Nice view of the lake, an old homestead, and a noisy frog pond.

11 months ago

Direction incorrect: From Rogers take 62 East; Turn RIGHT onto 127. Turn left on Marina Rd. Very nice moderate hike.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nicely marked

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Went on a hike here last week with my dogs. It is tick infested and one of my dogs was bit by a copperhead. Please be careful watch for snakes!!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Indian cliffs, old homestead remains, and it follows the lake all make it a good hike

This is a nice walk in the woods, though it's not much a of a "hike." Be warned that, at this time of year, much of the designated hiking trail is overgrown to the point of being impassible. You can stick to the paved road and service roads and still have a nice trek, with the added bonus of some interesting and well-presented history. The open fields and wooden fences make for one of the nicest views in Northwest Arkansas on a clear day. Wildflowers, butterflies, and various birds were abundant on our visit.

As is true everywhere this year, ticks are numerous and ferocious.

Friday, March 24, 2017

There were a few interesting parts, but I've seen way prettier trails and I didn't have to pay to walk them. This trail is part of the Pea Ridge National Military Park and you have to pay $15 just to see any part of the trails or historical sights and the only house that still stands isn't open. You can go up to it, but can't walk through it. Other than that, not a whole lot to see other than open fields, some cannons, and wooden fences.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Loved this hike during my trip through Arkansas. Not too easy not too hard, I usually prefer more mountainous hikes but this was perfect. Some parts are closed until April 23rd by the way.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

excellent hike. not too strenuous but a good workout. and lots of sights and pic opps. highly recommend.

We didn't walk the whole trail today, just wandered through the field past the cannons, then up to the lookout. We did follow the trail from the lookout, along the ridge - lovely! No issues with tics, and we did scramble through the tall grass and some wooded areas off-trail. I will definitely be back to explore the whole loop.

The tick issues others have reported on is due to deer ticks, wear pantyhose under your garb and use repellent and you'll be fine. Stick to Military Road, paved multi-use road around the park, and ticks are not an issue. My husband and I logged 7.2 miles today (Saturday, 21 JAN 2017) sticking to the road, completing the route in 2.5 hours, which isn't bad considering our age, beat up bodies and general just wanting to enjoy the walk without competing against the clock.

Great for history, not so much for hiking. Make sure to wear tick repellant as this place is INFESTED. every single time I've gone! It IS however a fantastic place to ride loops on the bicycle for training!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Pleasant trail, well-traveled and not at all arduous. There are lovely views of the lake, a spring, caves and bluffs, and the much-photographed homestead. Rather than hike the entire loop, we took a shortcut back described in Tim Ernst's book, making the trip closer to 4 miles. Sometimes the shortcut includes a waterfall, but not at this time of year.

Note that it's $5 to enter the park area, honor system on Sundays.

trail running
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Awesome trail with some prehistoric Indian bluf shelters and some other historic sites. Not sure when this trail was last updated but I clocked it with my Under Armor MapMyRun app at 6.18 from trailhead back to trailhead.

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