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Good trail for beginners or someone who just wants an extended hike. My wife and I did it in a little less than 3 hours. There is great places for rock climbing and hammocking. No camping though.

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10 days ago

Great moderate trail. Very easy to follow as is traveled often. Did not see too many others during the hike. Will be back!

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12 days ago

Nice trail. It as a busy day and the parking lot filled up quick after we arrived. The trail is an overall easy and well marked trail. Some good rock formations. Saw a couple eagles.

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16 days ago

Highly recommend! Very beautiful.

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1 month ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It has quite a bit of diversity. It follows around the lake which is best viewed during leaf off I suppose. The views will be more obstructed during other seasons. It travels through several amazing boulder fields and crosses a creek. The trail does some up and downing and the Lower Eagle Loop along with the length of the trail I would say this is a moderate intensity trail rather than easy. It's length provides a pretty good workout. All in All I loved this trail and will be back sometime to enjoy it again.

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1 month ago

Very wet and rugged. Amazing views and beautiful scenery. Involves a creek crossing so prepared to take boots off and wade across. Probably not that way in the summer. Fun and definitely a hidden gem. Looks like there might be a lot of ticks and snakes in the summer so watch your dog.

Beautiful rock formations throughout. Expect to see climbers. No problem for kids. There is one water crossing.

First time to try this trail and really liked it. Easy and lots of pretty views even during an overcast and cold day. Trail is well marked and clean. No motors allowed so nothing but mountain bikes and foot traffic. Looking forward to bringing my kayak when it’s warmer. Loved it!

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1 month ago

Moderate hike with some interesting rock formations and curious hideaways that makes me wonder what people do there at night. A mini-adventure. Deep in the woods near water, just the way I like trails. Not iconic, but still a good hike to do once in a while.

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2 months ago

A very nice trail around a small lake. It’s not massively scenic but it’s quite and well maintained.

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2 months ago

Hiked late November, temps in the low 30s. Got on the trail late morning and lucked out and saw a lot of frost flowers along the protected wet area.

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5 months ago

This hike started as a relatively pretty one and is probably much better suited for winter hiking but...there were SO MANY SPIDERS AND SEED TICKS today. We joked that it looked like the trail had been decorated for Halloween by how covered in spiderwebs it was and spending 3 hours batting spiders out of your face does make for an enjoyable hike.

Word of caution - this trail is well-marked but not referred to by the name of “Eagle View Loop” until you’re well into the hike. You’ll come to a fork on the “dam” structure where you have the option of taking the “Spillway Loop” or the one that heads back down into the forest (take the latter) and about halfway in, you’ll see another split for “Eagle View Loop.” This adds the extra mile or so to bring this hike to the full 5 miles but was one of the worst hiking experiences I’ve ever had - mosquito and tick infested, overgrown and damp. Just skip this part of the hike and continue toward “Lake Loop” and back toward the parking lot. Signage begins to get confusing as there are a few loops that intersect one another so you’ll want to pay close attention to the trail maps at the trailhead (Lake Lincoln parking area) and pick your route accordingly.

That being said, the trail is very doable for all skill levels and I would probably rate it much higher if I hadn’t taken the Eagle View Loop and continued on toward Lake Loop/parking area.

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5 months ago

I went around the loop Halloween late afternoon. I only passed one other hiker on the trail, and two in the parking lot that were just finishing when I started. Lots of up and down and some muddy spots. I would hate to see this get overused. Not much trash. Please take a trash bag and keep it that way. Good Girl Scout rule: always leave a place cleaner than you found it.

Great trail. More moderate than easy in my opinion, but really enjoyed the rock formations and lake views.

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6 months ago

This turned out to be one of my favorite trails close to where I live. Beautiful lake view and the rock formations were amazing. I was pleasantly surprised. I can say that the lower trails below the bluffs had a thousand spiders & webs ticks & chiggers, but that's to be expected this time of year. Don't forget your bug spray!
This is a trail I will be hiking often!

also found a bear prints in mud puddle on the trail. Wish I could've seen it. that would've made it even better.

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7 months ago

The trail itself is beautiful. As others have said - the rock formations are very cool and the trail is very well marked.

The reason I am giving this only 2 stars is because of the ticks! I just moved to the area, so I may be naive - but my dogs had over 70 ticks on them after walking this trail. I just spent the last 5 hours picking ticks off of the dogs and I think I could find more if I kept looking. I may try this trail again in the winter, but until then I’m steering clear.

Great hike. Not for a 1st time hiker as the trail goes up and down a lot. Perfect for dogs as there are plenty of water stop around the trail as well as stop to eat a picnic. Absolutely loved the trail lots of rock structures and every terrain in 1 hike. Set the hammock up at the 1st look out and made sandwiches. Passed few people on the whole hike and never saw anyone at the look out spots. Great place for some awesome photography if you’re willing to make the hike!

Very nice weather this weekend. Water in places and a tree is down over the Spillway Loop just past the spillway itself. Copperheads and ticks seen around the water-ahhhh, springtime in Arkansas!

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10 months ago

We really loved this hike! Beautiful scenery and wildlife, the kids loved it, so did our Collie.

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10 months ago

Great trail with diverse rocky terrain! We did turned into the lake loop. Enough space for heavy traffic and but you still feel secluded. Our 7 month old lab did Great on and off the leash. This lake is not swimming friendly. The trail head has a pic of what looks like large water moccasins with a sign that states “swimming in the lake is not recommended.” We did see a snake on St. Patty’s day. Thanks St. Patrick!

Lots of different offshoot trails which are great to switch things up whenever you go back. Very clearly marked with white diamonds- no mile markers however.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Great hike definitely doing it again

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Lots of nice bluffs and rocks. Well marked trail. Will definitely be back to do another loop and to kayak.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Really great hike. Trail clearly marked, beautiful scenery, what more can you ask

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's a beautiful hike. The rock formations are gorgeous and I enjoyed the variety of trail options.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

If you want a trail that gives you a little bit of everything, this is it. The entire trail system is interconnected, and a great challenge for early hikers. I took a small army of teenagers, and they're clamoring to go back.

The rock formations are low and climbable, the trail is easily discernable and well marked, there are several caves that are reachable for the main trail, and the elevation changes are consistent but manageable, even for guys with arthritic knees (like me).

I'd definitely recommend this jaunt to anyone near enough to reach it.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

How could someone not love Eagle View Loop? It offers some of the most beautiful views in the state.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beautiful scenery, not too difficult for the dog and wife but not so simple as to be boring. Lots of wildlife and really cool rock formations.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

nice views. wasn't terribly busy.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

This was probably one of my favorite hikes to date. The lake is really gorgeous, though don't plan to swim in it! The Eagle Loop, which is an off-shoot of the Lake Loop (the trail map here is actually of the Lake Loop) passes through large rock formations and winds back and forth near the lake, all on a flat, easy trail, and we did, indeed, see eagles.

The very well-marked Lake Loop takes you on the top of the bluff over-looking the lake (definitely take the short side-trail to the lake view overlook), as well as along the bluff line back in the woods, and even along the top of the dam. The terrain and vegetation vary greatly, and there's a lot of wildlife to see. I imagine that the views are spectacular during prime Autumn colors.
The city of Lincoln's website has a link to a map of the all the trails surrounding the lake.

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