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

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing blue water and I saw an unidentifiable amphibian in the damn spillway about 2 feet long with hind legs. Amazing!

Pretty easy trail with a view that is totally worth it!

fishing
1 month ago

Good fishing spots. Easy to get to.

Really cool trail, make sure to go to the cave tour!!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the trail. Got to see eagles, just one mile into our hike. Red velvet ants and other critters were neat finds as well. Don’t forget to spray DEET on your shoes. Loaded with seed ticks, but worth the experience. New to the hiking experience and loved the app.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great loop trail starting from the same parking lot as the White River Bluff Loop. Lot holds about 20 vehicles, has a bathroom.USDA Fee area, $3.00 daily per vehicle, drop box and envelopes in parking lot. Part of the trail overlaps the Scrappy Mountain Loop which is 12 miles long. For the most part the trail is well maintained, created for mountain Bikes so well suited for hiking. There were a few blow downs over the trail, as well as end of season tall grasses in some areas. Chiggers and gnats out today, as well as hundreds of spider webs across path. Carry a walking stick for the webs! All in all, it was a great hike, I loved it. Counter Clockwise would be wise as recommended by USDA.

Loved this hike within the first 100 yards.. great views from the overlook.. lots of shaded trail and gorgeous scenery.. awesome pine smells, wildlife.. what's not to love! Will do again and again.. easy access, parking for 20 vehicles at trailhead and restrooms. Trailhead also starts another connecting trail.

hiking
2 months ago

very easy trail, mostly sidewalk, then when you get to the falls you can climb over rocks and get right up to it, there's a really nice cool breeze on a hot summer day.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, there are several loops for all skill levels. Take the bottom trail to the falls, you can easily walk right up to the bottom of it.

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn't call it a hike because all 0.2 miles of the path is on wooden planks but the waterfall is really gorgeous. Definitely worth checking out and getting in the water for a quick cool down.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail.Very easy, yet enjoyable for all skill levels. I did this after a pretty heavy downpour and the trail wasn't slick or dangerous. Great trail for the summer when you want to jump in the water for a quick cool down then hop right back on the trail and keep going.

hiking
3 months ago

An beautiful trail that is easy enough to take the whole family on.

Great short trail! LOVED the waterfall! Got a lot of close up pictures and the water was so clean and cold!

Tough Trail but we really enjoyed it. It rained 2 days before we started so there were 2, shin high, water crossings before getting to Barkshed campsite the first night. You can filter water from those locations and also at Barkshed. Ticks we're in abundance! We lost count how many were on our bodies and inside our tent.

The trail is beautiful! My German shepherd went with me and he enjoyed it and loved the water! It was an easy trail.

My 2nd time here and it’s always beautiful !!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail and place !!!!!

If you’re in the area, this is a must see. I may be biased since this was the spot my hubby popped the question, but I think it’s one of the most magical places on earth! Stroll down the wooden walkway, it’s fully accessible, take deep breaths-that’s simple purity! Make sure to touch the water, the air around it gives you a hint of just how cold it is, but TOUCH it! If you’re able, instead of just taking the same path back to your car, head up the mountain (if you’re looking at the spring it’s on your left). It’s pretty steep, but also pretty neat! It leads up to an old well and road and will take you right back out to the parking lot.

I’ve only done the Gunner Pool to Blanchard Springs section of this trail (and back in the same day) and it was something I’ll never forget! It was simply gorgeous and so varied, yet mild enough that we completed this trek in a day with one adult and 4 children (ages 10, 8, 6, 4). By the end we were all exhausted, in the best way possible, and had all taken turns carrying the 4 year old. Both campgrounds have toilets, but only Blanchard has showers and such. I can’t wait to take another bite out of this trail!

walking
5 months ago

It was amazing and beautiful!

Fun and easy stoll. Gets better if you walk deeper into the woods.

Walk past the spring and up the gorge. More fun for the adventurous child.

The whole 23 miles is wonderful, absolutely one of the best Arkansas trails, and also one of the finest trails in the southeastern U.S. Six trailheads make it perfect for day trips or camping in Forest Service campgrounds, and backpack camping is allowed.

hiking
6 months ago

What a wonderful place we'll worth the 2.5 hour drive. My German Shepherd went swimming the weather was in the high 70's. I will be coming back to camp and go to the cavern.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice walk. Beautiful scenery.

We hiked from Barkshed to Gunner Pool and back. It was beautiful. Both recreation areas are a great place to bbq and relax after a rigorous hike

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

hiking
7 months ago

Did this trail in July 2017. So beautiful. Very busy on weekends

So Beautiful.... easy trail and family friendly!

We walked about 3 miles in and then back (we had two kids and they got tired). . Good trail for young kids (5 and 7) with some slight climbs and some nice views of the hills and bluffs. Not the most scenic trail ever, but again, we didn’t go the entire way.

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