With stunning mountain views, reflective lakes, and fascinating wildlife, Eureka Springs is an outdoor paradise. If exploring nature is at the top of your itinerary, you’ve chosen the right place! With the spectacular Ozark Mountains as your backdrop, you’ll find a number of fabulous trails for Eureka Springs hiking where you can see it all. Here are a few of our favorites.
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3 of Our Favorite Eureka Springs Hiking Trails
1. Leatherwood Loop Trail
The Leatherwood Loop Trail stretches 3.4 miles in length and leads you around the stunning Lake Leatherwood. The moderate-level trail is perfect for a late morning hike lasting two to three hours. If you’re interested in a full day of hiking, Lake Leatherwood Park has a number of fabulous interwoven trails such as the Beacham Trail, which connects to the Leatherwood Loop. Take a look at the Lake Leatherwood map to see all of the park trails!
2. Black Bass Lake Trail
For a short and sweet hike, head to the Black Bass Lake Trail. This 1.8-mile trail is good for all skill levels and will take you approximately one hour to hike. Enjoy views of Black Bass Lake which is surrounded by stunning bluffs and towering pines. One of the most scenic trails in Eureka Springs, Black Bass Lake Trail is great for a casual afternoon hike. We suggest packing a picnic and enjoying it at the picnic table area near the entrance to the hike! You can view a trail map here.
3. Beaver Lake Loop Trail
Just outside of Eureka Springs near Garfield, Arkansas, you’ll find the 4.7-mile Beaver Lake Trail. Although this trail is situated along the same lake as Beaver Lake Cottages, you have to drive around the lake for approximately 35 minutes to reach the trail. This moderate-level trail will take you approximately three hours to complete and offers fabulous views of the water and the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. It’s the perfect place if you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path hike.
More Ways to Get Outdoors
Eureka Springs hiking trails are just one of many fabulous ways to explore nature during your vacation. Take a look at our blogs on a few of our other favorite outdoor activities:
- Top Places for Eureka Springs kayaking
- The Best Beaver Lake Activities
- Fascinating Cave Tours you Won’t Want to Miss
Book the Ultimate Trip at Beaver Lake Cottages
If you can’t get enough of the great outdoors on your Eureka Springs vacation, then our Terra-Firma Package is meant for you! Enjoy mountain biking through the Lake Leatherwood bike trail system, geocaching on Holiday Island, and an exhilarating zip line ride — all in one day!
After your Eureka Springs hiking and outdoor adventures, unwind in the comfort of your cozy Beaver Lake cottage. With luxurious linens, roaring fireplaces, and soothing Jacuzzi tubs, you’ll have everything you need for an indulgent, relaxing stay. Wake up slowly with views of the lake before spending another wonderful day in Eureka Springs.
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