Looking for a great trail near Perryville, Arkansas? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife 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 Petit Jean State Park or Pinnacle Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Sylvia Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Perryville ranging from 0.6 to 10.3 miles and from 561 to 1,551 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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I only made it about halfway before I lost the trail. I went at the end of July. Lots of spiderwebs and almost stepped on two snakes looking for the trail. It was nice and silent though. A good time in nature.

Beautiful quick hike. The view is one of the best in the state.

if you forget to download the map like i did. you can find the small parking lot on goggle map by searching. Flatside Pinnacle Trailhead, County Road 53, Perryville, AR the drive on the dirt road was just as fun as this little trail. when i'm on a dirt road i feel like i am going somewhere special. this little trail won't disappoint.

2 months ago

For clarification, this is not an officially marked trail but a combination of several trails to make up a loop. You'll start on a Lake Sylvia spur which leads to the Ouachita NRT (blue blazes). You'll follow that about 1.8 miles until you reach the official "Lake Sylvia Loop" (white blazes). You will follow this back to the campground. There is a spur trail up to Chinquapin Mountain overlook (.4 miles up) and another spur to view the dam. If you want shorter hikes, check out the forest service map for alternatives. There's a few up and downs and as you near the lake it becomes overgrown and barely wide enough for one person. Dogs loved it but ticks are a HUGE issue.

overall I liked the trail, nice variety of terrain and easy to access. I only walked about 3 miles of this trail today. It's not real well marked, but adequately. The trail is easy to follow and only saw two other people hiking today. This place would be super in the fall. Oh, I also found four ticks on me even with DEET applied, so heads up.

4 months ago

Not the most exciting scenery, but makes for a great stroll through the woods with few others out on the trail. The trail head was confusing to find at first, but was fine once I found it. It was also a little overgrown in spots.

4 months ago

Came 2 days after very heavy rains. Creek was high & washed out much of the trail. We had to just follow the creek as best we could back to the waterfall. The trail map showed to cross the creek but the current was too strong . Great hike & beautiful waterfall.

4 months ago

couldn't follow the river the 3 miles but where you park is a road closed off to motorized traffic. If you walk this road about an 8th of a mile you will come to the falls. Had a great time there, can even primitive camp there as well. have fun guys.

Nice hike along side of the creek. Trail was not difficult at all but we kinda lost sight of it beacause of all the water from the rains. Overall a very nice hike in the woods, only ran into one other person.

5 months ago

Fun trail. Dogs absolutely loved it. Our first time, so a bit confusing finding correct trailhead at first. No problems on trail itself.

5 months ago

My wife and I hiked it this morning. A really nice trail and fun hike. Good views, good diversity. I had it at 4.9 miles from the car. Well blazed. The only slight problem is the Recreation Area Lake Sylvia Trail map does not actually match the All Trails map. The Recreation Area map shows a sort of inner trail, substantially less than 4.9 miles. All Trails correctly shows a larger loop that encompasses the Lake Sylvia Trail and the Ouachita Trail. That's 4.9.

Amazing view from the top! I recommend the Ouachita Trail that it branches from as well!

Hwy 10 to Lake Sylvia

Short hike to mountain overlook. Great views. Many miles on forest service roads to get there. Would not of found it with out alltrails app. Yes worth the effort to get there. Can camp at the site.

Very peaceful trail, a lot of up and down and the trail is well blazed back and forth, would suggest camping at the creek unless you start the trail very early. Nice views

11 months ago

One of my favorite places to watch the sunset

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pretty good trail! The trail is a little overgrown in areas and doesn’t seem well-trafficked.

Great little hike and awesome camping spot!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fun one to hike in the dark.

Easy short hike. Awesome views

One of our favorite spots in Winona

Saturday, April 08, 2017

I logged this trail at 4.2 miles. It is moderate, but it seem like more uphill than the 570 feet of elevation that is listed here. Be warned that there is no cell service for most of the trail. Go past the camp ground and parking will be on your left (free parking) if you park in the campground it is $15. The trailhead is across the street. The trail ends on the other side of the camp ground and then you cross the campground back to your car. It is a very pretty area, a lot of the trail is on hill sides and you cross several small streams. Crossings were easy and dry The trail was pretty well marked.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Very nice trail but needs to be reblazed. We missed the turn and went a mile up the quachita trail before I realized our mistake. 4 miles became 6 miles, still had a great hike.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fun to hike...whether you want a short family hike, you want to hit Quachita Trail go miles & miles (9 or so) then run off the end of the pier into beautiful Lake Sylvia at the campgrounds. Great for yoga paddle boarding; learning to yak or paddle board or float on tubes with kids or just swimming on the glass of water. Very pretty!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Short trail, good for small kids. Trail is not heavily used and could use a bit of love, but overall OK. There are no picturesque overlooks, just a walk in the woods. Interpretive signs along the trails describe different tree species that are in this forest. Note that the Forest Service trail map indicates that this trail is 0.4-miles in length, but my GPS and a guidebook both indicate the total trail length at 0.6-miles.

on Lake Sylvia Trail

Monday, September 05, 2016

Overgrown in many spots; sad to see the trash dumped in the water. Very quiet and peaceful place with lots of crystals along the walkway.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Not easy to follow without this app, resulted in extra 2 miles of hiking. Many overgrown areas, trees down over trail, lots of greenery across trail. Some difficult areas to navigate with rocky inclines. Only saw one other hiker the entire time. Enjoyed ourselves overall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not a lot of other hikers out there so that's definitely a plus. There are some better trails in the area though.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Great hike not far from Little Rock. Not well known so hardly any other hikers.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Started at the end of loop a camp sites, around the lake to the dam. Then up the hill to the back side of wildlife loop, then the backside of chinquapin loop to the spur to the overlook. The Chinquapin spur trail is grown up and hard to follow at times, still worth the trek to go to the overlook. The back and hit the ORNT to lake sylvia spur. all in all a good hike.

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