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One of my favorite trails in Arkansas. I've never seen another person on it in all the times I've been there. It's short and very easy with a great Arkansas view of one the prettiest rivers around. Highly recommend (but only to certain people. It's nice keeping it a secret so it stays pretty.)
The trail head was a little hard to find. There is no marked parking lot. It is on a turn right before you cross the creek bed. The trail was great for taking my dogs. I walked up the creek bed the majority of the way and explored a couple of the creeks running into the main stream. The large waterfall was not running as I expected at this time of year. The smaller waterfall is a great place for photographers.
I look forward to going back when the large waterfall is running.
My dogs highly recommend this hike!
Although the trail head was vague, the trail is easily visible and there are a few orange/pink surveyor tapes in the trees marking the general direction. If you lose the trail just follow the creek bed and the trail will come back eventually. An excellent adventure.
Short, easy hike on a wide trail that goes through a pretty stretch of forest. There are some picturesque little hollows, and we saw a fox near the trailhead. This is worth a stop if you're in the area. It's almost more like a very long park than a hiking trail - good spot to picnic.
Wow. Just gorgeous. It's a short, easy hike with some steep up (or down, depending). Lots of slick rocks, but nothing you can't handle with some care. The views of the creek and the surrounding woods/pasture are breathtaking, even on a cloudy, drizzly day.
I was accompanied by a fearless, overly-energetic mountain goat on a leash (i.e. my dog), and he heard the words "Wait" and "EASY!" a lot. And even though he is a very good boy, there were several opportunities for him to go hurting off the bluff into the creek. I'd consider a leash for any children on this hike too!
The directions here on the site will take you into the park, which is fine. We started on the other end of the trail, though. There's a sign on 23, right after you cross over the creek, for War Eagle Trail Parking. Turn left at that sign, and turn left immediately (going straight takes you to campsites). Park by the Information sign, and take the little trail that runs under the bridge. You'll come to a sign for the trailhead. This works well, because you can easily continue on to the Dogwood trail loop, then head back on War Eagle trail to your car.
A short but sweet little trail. It looks like there's a small waterfall during the wet season. This must be utterly gorgeous when the Dogwoods are in bloom. I'd recommend this as an extension of the War Eagle trail if you want to extend your exploration of the park a little.