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Best trails in Mountain View

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Looking for a great trail near Mountain View, Arkansas? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ozark Folk Center State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area or Dam Site Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Mountain View ranging from 2.6 to 13.1 miles and from 396 to 1,046 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mountain View
Top trails (9)
#1 - Mirror Lake Trail
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 30 m
#2 - Steele Falls Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Steele Waterfall Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail that follows an abandoned forest service road to West Livingston creek, crosses the creek and heads up the ravine to the 60 ft. tall waterfall that is fed by three springs.Show more
#3 - Blanchard Springs Caverns: Wild Cave Tour
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 0 mi • Est. 1 m
The Wild Cave Tour takes visitors to the undeveloped sections of the middle level of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Participants should be in good physical shape, wear sturdy boots, and come prepared to get dirty and have fun. Tour participants should expect to climb very steep slopes, crawl on hands and knees, pass under low ceilings, and travel through red clay. Hard hats, kneepads, coveralls, gloves, and lights are provided. Participants must wear sturdy boots with ankle support and aggressive tread, bring street shoes for after the tour, and any medications needed. The Wild Cave Tour is limited to a minimum of 3 but no more than 12 people per tour. Participants must be at least 10 years old. A responsible adult must accompany children 10 to 12 years old. The Wild Cave Tour is available by reservation only. Show more
#4 - Hell Creek Natural Area
Mountain View, Arkansas
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
This trail is along a stream and not immediately visable. There is no designated parking area at the trailhead. The trailhead is a sign that doesn't have any writing on it. The last half of the trail goes down a dry stream bed, which is a little rocky. Near the end of the trail are a few springs that are the start of a gurgling brook. Ticks are prevalent in this areaShow more
#5 - White River Bluff Loop
Mountain View, Arkansas
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
#6 - Bald Scrappy Loop
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
Trail has great scenery, one great view, differing vegetation from wildflowers and mushrooms to giant Loblolly pine and cedars. Counterclockwise is recommended as that last mile when tired is a bit tough.Show more
#7 - Jacks Branch Loop
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
This 13-mile loop is 1 of 5 loop trails within the interconnected 50-mile Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail network. This loop, marked with yellow blazes, connects with the Scrappy Mountain Loop (blue) and Bad Branch Loop (red blazes), both on Green Mountain Road. Easiest direction is counterclockwise (CCW) for Jacks Branch Loop. Trail follows contour lines of ridges above deep hollows, through hardwood and pine forests. Two small creek crossings, normally dry foot crossing. Grand vista at 3.2 miles counterclockwise, views of Sylamore Creek far below, rock ledges for resting. The half-way point features a rock bridge over a mountain brook.Show more
#8 - Jacks Branch Hollow
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This 3.3-mile loop circles the top of 400’ deep Jacks Branch Canyon, following a contour near the rim. This concentric 3.3-mile loop is surrounded by the larger 14-mile Jacks Branch Loop, part of the interconnected five-loop, 50-mile Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail network. From the trailhead located in Blanchard Springs Campground, a spur trail leads ½ mile north to join the 14-mile Jacks Branch Loop. Hikers and bikers turn either right or left on the larger loop, proceed either 0.5 or 0.7 miles respectively, than then turn north to circle the top of Jacks Fork canyon 1.4 miles, returning to Jacks Branch Loop and the spur trail to the campground. Getting there – trailhead is located in Blanchard Springs campground, on the north side across the creek from the Sylamore Creek trailhead. Facilities – Blanchard Springs campground offers modern bathroom facilities. Show more
#9 - Bad Branch Loop
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
12-mile loop trail, 1 of 5 loop trails within the interconnected 50-mile Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail network. Smaller loops of 8- and 4 miles can be ridden or hiked. Easiest direction is clockwise. Trails follow contour lines of ridges above deep hollows, through hardwood and pine forests. No creek crossings. There are six “bail out” exits, access to the road through the middle of the loop, in the event of flat tires or injuries. Bad Branch Loop (red blazes) is connected to Jack’s Branch Loop (yellow blazes). Getting there – Bad Branch trailhead is located on Green Mountain Road, 6 miles from AR Highway 5. Facilities – Syllamo trailheads have vault toilets, bulletin boards, and fee payment boxes. Show more