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

Ended up finding a nice trail at leatherwood lake that went all the way around the lake and across the dam. The only problem is it isn't called leatherwood trail, it is called Beachum trail. Never saw a sign for leatherwood trail until we were done and it went away from the lake. it rained alot the night before so the trail was like a creek much of the time. Also had to cross a couple creeks on the trail. There was a waterfall off the dam that was very pretty. I would rate the tail a 5 but it wasnt the trail listed and described.

Easy hike more of a walk except for the stairs at the end. Beautiful falls when flowing.

I hiked this trail and completed back in 2008 I didn’t remember it being as rough as it is. The group I was with had 4 adults and 11 children ranging from 1-14 YO. It is probably be most beautiful trail I have hiked in Arkansas. We were unable to complete it as we came to a point that we felt was just too risky attempt with the children. I personally feel like we lost the trail. I hope to get attempt this again with my children so they can enjoy the scenic views at the end.

hiking
20 hours ago

By far one of the best trails in Arkansas. The trail is maintained and there are so many cool sights. Waterfalls if recent rain. River/creek runs beside the trail. Cave at the end. And more. Just do it!!

Love this trail. Just enough for a quick sweat! Little rock is humid, i see a lot of people going up without enough water. Hydration is important long or short hike.

This trail was a nice little short walk through the woods, family friendly and clean of debris, up and down hills and beautiful construction of the stairs and bridges that you use to cross the small branch at the bottom of the hill

trail running
2 days ago

This trail is much longer than 2.2 miles. There are several shortcuts and cross trails , but If you start at the trailhead on Happy Hollow Road and travel counter clockwise and stay on the outer path, you can travel over 5 miles. One spur leads to a water tower on top of Mount Sequoia. The overall trail may be a bit overgrown in chigger season, but it’s a good trail and you are never out of cell range.

easy hike

hiking
2 days ago

moderate.

Loved the trail and all the little side trails! Took us a while to find (and get to) the Needles Eye, but we never found the Window. We'll try again after the leaves fall. Highly recommend... get a map from the visitors center that shows all the different points on the trail ☺ Enjoy!

Loved this trail! Plenty of great scenery, well maintained and marked trails. Great trail to just relax and take your time on!

Great hike and probably pretty challenging for beginners. The falls are worth it though!

We arrived late morning...less people and more scenery for us to enjoy alone! After noon, the amount of people definitely picked up!

5 stars for the hills and how hard it was. I had to be on constant lookout for bikers that might run me over. Got lost, maybe it was my fault for missing the signs. Seemed like a lot of trails intersected a lot. I may or may not have got on a few and did parts of all of them. Lol. At any rate I did end up back at my car, so it was a great day hiking.

on Hemmed in Hollow Trail

3 days ago

One of the hardest trail I’ve ever experienced BUT it is really worth it.
Even though, the waterfall was barely floating but it was beautiful and the formation of the surroundings was amazing.

I will do it again on the spring!!

Very basic. Quick half mile, but quite a few spider webs you run in to — look out!

hiking
5 days ago

Exactly what you’d be expecting for a moderate loop hike. It was a good time! Well maintained — just watch the trees for the yellow markers and your good to go. Second half of the hike you can’t see the water at all, but if you did the loop backwards there’s a very steep gravel hill that you probably don’t want to go down, so I’d stick with going the regular route. If I could go back, I would go the regular route to the lookout point and then then around and go back on the same path. Same distance as the entire trail would be, but you get the view the entire time.

Took a little less than 2 hours and we did it in the morning, finishing at 11am, which was really nice because the sun wasn’t beating down and the trees provided the shade.

Also super nice that it’s so close to the visitor’s center to use the restroom, cool down, and fill up with water when you’re done.

This is Lake Catherine State Park's most popular trail. I hiked it on September 15 thinking I'd have it to myself due to the high heat and humidity. Not to be. There were MANY people out and about on this trail. It was very beautiful and the creek waters were crystal clear! I loved this short hike immensely. The suspension bridge was fun and the falls were flowing. I saw a snake and lots of pretty things.

I completed this trail on September 15 and hiked it primarily as a conditioning hike. It is somewhat steep going up but once on top, it's a flat easy hike. Leaf off hasn't happened yet so views were still obstructed. Saw some wildlife....turtle, deer and a chipmunk. It was hot and humid. Not too much to see really. Just a hike in the woods.

Worth seeing if in the area!

This trail brings you back into downtown after completing the sunset trail.

Great trail!
Start early.

Great trail with good scenery. We (me and my 9 and 10 year old) finished it in about 2 hours. We took the NE Trail from the parking area central spur just before the entrance. From there, we took the S Lower trail until we crossed the bridge where we shot up a steep incline to the S Upper Trail. Followed that trail until it met up with the N Upper Trail and followers that. towards the end there is a sign that says TRAIL and one that says DANGER. If you follow the DANGER sign and turn right at the fork, it will take you out quicker to the parking lot. There are alot of bike riders and the small bridge crossing the spring is out that's why it says DANGER but there are rocks you can cross that is no big deal. Even the bikers cross the spring!

part of loop closed for construction. that was disappointing:(

hiking
6 days ago

Wow! What a gorgeous hike! Prepare for protruding roots, steep rocks, and absolute beauty!

I enjoyed this hike minus all of the people. I originally planned on hiking the glory hole but I always bring my dogs so that trail wasn’t an option. The view was beautiful and the trail was busy with large groups of people. I don’t think I’ll go back, but it was a nice experience.

road biking
7 days ago

Town Branch is part of the Razorback Greenway Trail. It’s a well maintained, paved path used for multiple purposes. At times there are spots that could use limbs trimmed back from the overhanging trees. I’m not certain the trail listed here is completely accurate as it appears to include the South Bentonville Trail as part of it as well. There is nothing overly exciting as far as scenery on this trail but still a nice path.

Nice hike .. well marked trails !

the map doesn't show it but if you bushwhack thru the saddle and follow downstream there is a beautiful waterfall
it's an easy hike from the first and you can see it from the bluff on the other side

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