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Withrow Springs State Park - Day Hike Trails

Dogwood Nature Trail (B-2)

Park/Rec Area: Withrow Springs State Park
Region: Ozarks
Length: .75 miles
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate

Description: The Dogwood Nature Trail is named for the many flowering dogwood trees that make it especially colorful in the springtime. This trail winds through the forested hillside and across several benches and ridges, and by some springs and seepages which provide water for the many ferns covering a shaded ravine. The trail is about 3/4 mile long and returns to the campground where it began.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 33424 Spur 23, Huntsville, AR, 72740, (479) 559-2593 withrowsprings@arkansas.com

Forest Trail (B-2)

Park/Rec Area: Withrow Springs State Park
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1.25 miles
Time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Description: The Forest Trail follows an old roadway on the western side of the park running northeast to southwest. The trail’s starting point is 3/4 mile northeast of the office on Spur 23 West. The trail ends where it intersects the road between the office and baseball park. Many people like to walk from the campground to the trailhead, then walk the trail’s length to where it intersects the road, then walk downhill (southeast) to the office and back to the campground. This trip is about 21/4 miles and will take 3-4 hours; however, the trail’s length is only 11/4 miles. This trail is an ideal setting to see many animals such as deer and squirrels which feed on the acorns and hickory nuts provided by the oak and hickory trees comprising this forest.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 33424 Spur 23, Huntsville, AR, 72740, (479) 559-2593 withrowsprings@arkansas.com

War Eagle Trail (B-3)

Park/Rec Area: Withrow Springs State Park
Region: Ozarks
Length: 2 miles round trip
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: Five miles north of Huntsville on Hwy. 23

Description: The trail is named for the scenic river which runs along its length. A small cave with rock formations is located about halfway down the trail. Past the cave and through the beautiful Ozark hardwood forest, a scenic overlook is located atop a 150-foot-high bluff. A great view of the river and mountain countryside makes this trail very popular.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 33424 Spur 23, Huntsville, AR, 72740, (479) 559-2593 withrowsprings@arkansas.com