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Best trails in Mountainburg

304 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Mountainburg, Arkansas? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, lake 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 Devil's Den State Park or Lake Fort Smith State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Alma Wildlife Observation Trail and Park or Lee Creek Public Use Area. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Mountainburg ranging from 1.5 to 5.6 miles and from 987 to 1,217 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 Mountainburg
Top trails (6)
#1 - Shepherd Springs Loop
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Sheperd Spring trail begins at the north end of the campground (parking is at the upper restrooms about 75 yards south), The trail heads north leading quickly to the seasonal waterfall before turning left to begin the Loop. It leads along the ridgeline past several rock formations before connecting to the Ozark Highland trail leading back to the trail head but only after passing the spring of which it got its name and the ruins of two homesteads. Show more
#2 - Ozark Highlands Trail: Western Terminus to Frog Bayou
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
A great way to get your feet on the Ozark Highlands Trail. The new Lake Fort Smith was opened about 10 years ago and includes a new Western Terminus for the Ozark Highlands Trail. This small section of it starts at the visitors center, winds behind the camping area, past a small waterfall and some old home sites, and along the lake to Frog Bayou. This is a good place to stop and head back, as this area can be impassible when the water is high. Show more
#3 - Ozark Highland Trail: Lake Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 8 h 40 m
#4 - Warren Hollow Trail
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 45 m
This easy - moderate hike starts behind the visitor center and is a one way trail that connects the visitor center with the group lodge area.Show more
#5 - Boston Mountain A and B Loop
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#6 - Artist Point Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 45 m
Please note that this trail/overlook begins at a small shop. The owner of the store has limited parking and may limit trail access. The trail begins to the right of the gift shop, through the gate and down the hill you go. The trail is well marked and you just need to enjoy the views and scenery as you hike along. You'll pass a small bluff when you turn left that has some carvings if you can search them out. There is a spring on the right just before the switchbacks. Be sure to step out on "Lovers Leap" to take in the view before going down the "flight of stairs". You can then find a huge natural rock bridge that spans the creek making it an awesome place to spend a few minutes before continuing. It is steep coming back so this trail is not recommended for the pregnant, elderly or those with health issues.Show more