Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Fayetteville

  • Rogers, Arkansas

    Camp at Horseshoe Bend Campground, AR

    4.0
    The campground has several sites along the shores of Beaver Lake. Its restrooms are clean and include free hot showers. The campground does not provide firewood. However, you are allowed to pick firewood from the surrounding woods. If there has been recent rainfall you’ll need to buy firewood ...
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  • West Fork, Arkansas

    Yellow Rock Trail

    4.0
    3.25 mi / 531 ft gain
    Yellow Rock Trail offers an easy loop hike with stunning views of the Ozark Mountains. The trail is located just south of Fayetteville, AR in Devil’s Den State Park. From the entrance, follow the main road past the visitors center. You’ll pass a small lake and recreational area on the left. T...
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  • Winslow, Arkansas

    Devil's Den Trail

    5.0
    1.26 mi / 315 ft gain
    The Devil's Den Trail, in Devil's Den State Park, is a haven of vivid green along Lee Creek. This is the perfect hike for families, photographers, and those new to the Ozarks. The trail is a modest 1 1/2 miles with little elevation gain. In that compact span it weaves past gravity fed seeps, dri...
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  • Rogers, Arkansas

    Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail

    5.0
    1.42 mi / 318 ft gain
    Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Rogers, Arkansas.
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  • Huntsville, Arkansas

    Tea Kettle Falls Trail

    3.2
    2.97 mi / 289 ft gain
    Finding Tea Kettle Falls is the most challenging part of this adventure. The trailhead is located in the McIlroy-Madison County Wildlife Management Area in northwest Arkansas. From Forum, travel 6.5 miles north on Hwy 23 to gravel road #447. It is approximately 13 miles south of Eureka Springs ...
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  • Winslow, Arkansas

    White Rock Rim Trail

    5.0
    2.08 mi / 335 ft gain
    The trail around the Rim of White Rock Mountain is one of the best trails for vantage points.  Nestled in the beautiful Boston Mountains in north central area of Arkansas.  The White Rock Rim trail is an easy 2 mile loop trail that is moderately hiked year round.  Start at the parking area and he...
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  • Bella Vista, Arkansas

    Tanyard Creek Nature Trail

    4.5
    2 mi / 217 ft gain
    Tanyard Creek Nature Trail is tucked away in the Bella Vista, Arkansas area. The trail may be a small loop of 2.2 miles, but offers everything you crave from any scenic hike. Also, the land is on private property, but open to the public. You'll start off in semi urban neighborhood with a large ...
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  • Huntsville, Arkansas

    Kings River Overlook

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 145 ft gain
    This is a great family hike short enough for little ones but with enough features to keep little ones engaged.  From the parking area, it's about .6 miles on a relatively flat, well-marked trial to the overlook.  (Plenty of room to step off trail for social distancing)  We went in April with thre...
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  • Mulberry, Arkansas

    Backpack along Hurricane Creek

    6 mi
    After arriving at the trailhead near the Shores Lake Campground (there is a $3 parking fee, so bring cash), head along the path and go west at the T-junction. Continue going west/northwest and you’ll cross over a forest road. Stay on the trail as it gradually descends, then veer off-trail to the ...
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  • Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    Black Bass Lake Trail

    4.5
    1.85 mi / 338 ft gain
    Black Bass Lake Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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  • Witter, Arkansas

    Kings River Falls Trail

    5.0
    1.89 mi / 141 ft gain
    Kings River Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Witter, Arkansas.
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  • Alma, Arkansas

    Lake Alma Hiking Trail

    5.0
    3.66 mi / 295 ft gain
    Lake Alma Hiking Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Alma, Arkansas.
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hike to Sweden Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.5 mi
    Proceed to Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area near Kingston, Arkansas. Find somewhere to park near the gate along the dirt road. The trailhead is located beside the gate. Follow the old jeep path and continue past the old abandoned house on the right. Once the path ends, look for the blue trail m...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Neil Compton's Double Falls

    4.0
    2.15 mi / 404 ft gain
    The parking area for Neil Compton’s Double Falls is approximately 1.1 miles past the trailhead for Hawksbill Crag on Cave Mountain Road. Cave Mountain Road is steep and can get pretty muddy after a good rain. A vehicle with 4WD is recommended although plenty of people make it up in small cars. ...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hawksbill Crag via Whitaker Point Trail

    4.5
    2.68 mi / 594 ft gain
    Hawksbill Crag aka Whitaker Point is one of the most popular hiking spots in all of Arkansas and only ~60 miles from Fayetteville. However, doing the hike early in the morning provides one of the best places of all time to watch a sunrise. You begin at the trail marker which is straight across ...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Backpack Along Whitaker Creek

    5 mi
    After arriving at the Whitaker Point/Hawksbill Crag trailhead, start going down the path for about 1/8th of a mile. You’ll cross a small stream, and here is where you’ll turn off the trail. Using Whitaker Creek as your guide, follow it like a handrail as it descends down into the confluence with ...
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