Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
17 hours ago

It's a nice enough trail, with plenty of great views of the lake, but it also basically runs through several backyards (or at least close enough to the houses that you feel like you're in their backyard) and a few of them make it apparent that your presence isn't necessarily appreciated. Though, that was just my takeaway, so your mileage may vary on how worthwhile the trail is.

hiking
17 hours ago

The trail definitely has some great views of the lake. Unfortunately, it also runs through what appears to be someone's cow pasture. Which is something that very much detracts away from the overall experience. Especially when there happen to be a whole flock of cows right up on the trail.

trail running
21 hours ago

Really fun trail. My Garmin clocked the distance at 5.4 miles, not 3.4 as advertised.

I would recommend this trail, plenty of water along the trail and several good swimming holes. There was multiple water crossings so be prepared for that.

Short but sweet. Pretty much in my backyard. Glad people have been working on the trails recently.

Good workout first .75 miles, not very scenic in winter

hiking
2 days ago

Went in January. it was a easy trail. nice bench to rest with a beautiful view of the lake

backpacking
3 days ago

It was a beautiful hike with the fall foliage at or near its peak. Being that this was our first hike, we feel like we did well for our age. I would recommend hiking poles for the descent going down the step grade. Our knees differently felt the effects of the steep grade. We brought a lunch and blanket for a bite to eat and a break at the base of falls. Don’t expect much water coming over the falls. Even with the rain a few days earlier, there wasn’t much water running. Still a beautiful view with the shear limestone walls rising out of the tranquil valley.

Awesome trail! Take your time, pack some snacks, and make a day of it.

Be mindful of the landslide that occurred in the counter-clockwise direction (mile 15 and 14) as of January 7th, 2019. But other than that, the trail was clearly marked and offered beautiful scenery. I like to recommend this trail to people that are just getting into backpacking, but even if you aren’t a beginner, you will love this small section of the Ozarks that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

Great trail. My pomeranian was able to do it and loved it. The water was a little high when we went so water proof boots would probably be better than tennis shoes on this path.

This trail is super easy to follow. The view is breathtaking! You think it ends but it doesn’t! It’s about a 6mile bike there and back.

Great paved path for walking or running with a lot of little trails branching off of it. pretty view in the trees but close to the city, so it is easy to get to in the middle of the day.

hiking
5 days ago

So when i walked this trail today, I renamed this trail "Mudback Ridge Trail" in my mind. The moss is dried up, so when trodded on it turned the ground easily into muddy and not mossy. If you like feeling like you are in the middle of the woods this is a good trail for that. Since you are in the middle of the woods there was no scenic views.

The North Rim trail was a good hike. The trail had a lot of big rocks in it. I'm glad that i was wearing my hiking boots because I could have had a few possible ankle rolls. From the cliff side I could see the forrest floor really well because it is winter time and there is no tree foliage. Unfortunatley, there was no critters for me to spy on from above.

spectacular view, good workout climbing Turkey Mountain. These trails are weedy and chigger infested in summer, hiking is best Oct-April.

January is a great time to go. We passed only four hikers.

Great views, great hike! Not a ideal hike if you’re afraid of heights like me!

I thought that it was nice that this trail was paved. However, there was more man made scenery than nature. I could hear the main road most of the time and that distracted me from the sounds of nature. Also, there was some machinery that was fenced off and it was loud walking next to it. I did get some good milage walking this trail all the way to the campsites and then back to the CCC water tower.

Wonderful First Day hike! Or anytime of year!

hiking
7 days ago

Sadly, this could be a 5-star trail but views from the peak are obscured by undergrowth, and the old mining road from the loop trail is so overgrown the hike is practically a bushwhack. The mine on the west slope is largely filled in by sediment and leaves, and the mine on the southeastern slope is less accessible.

Very simple walk through timber, the trail is under maintained.

First part is paved, the second part is not clearly marked, you just kinda wonder along the bluff.

hiking
8 days ago

Simple hike but liked the historic aspect.

Simple walk through the woods.

Gorgeous

Beautiful falls. Sweden falls is around the corner from the first one so don't stop to soon. Water was flowing we caught it after a night of rain.

Beautiful hike. Will do this one again. Only a couple steep areas and a few water crossings after rains.

Whew!! I did the full 17.8 miles yesterday and it was a bear! Really enjoyed the challenge though.

All trails, any idea why the map shows the trail ending at 8.9 miles (just south of the highway there) when it actually continues for another 1.6 miles north to Forest Road, 10.5 miles total?

Very nice walking loop

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