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Beaver Lake Area - Day Hike Trails

Bench Rock Nature Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1 1/3 miles
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: This trail is located 17 miles north of Rogers on U.S. 62, then south on Indian Creek Park Road for 5 1/2 miles

Description: This trail requires about an hour of leisurely walking. The trail is approximately 1.4 miles in length, and is steep and narrow at points and provides a nice vantage point of the lake. The trail begins right before the gatehouse at Indian Creek Park, climbs over a bench rock and provides an excellent view of the lake. About ½ of the trail leads you along the top of a bluff, providing a panoramic view of Beaver Lake. This type of overhanging bluff was a typical shelter of primitive Indians. The trail is extremely narrow and steep at some points. Small children should be closely monitored by adults on this trail.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Dogwood Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center.

Location: Located at the Beaver Dam Site Overlook

Description: This trail is approximately 2 miles in length and is of relatively steep terrain. As the name suggests, flowering dogwood trees abound throughout the area. Spectacular overlooks, beautiful geographic features, and one of the largest bluff shelters found on Beaver Lake can be seen on this trail. The trail crosses the highway and reaches a rest point with a bench, then winds under bluffs before leading back to a trailhead. The trail is rated as moderate in difficulty.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Fishtrap Nature Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1/3 Mile
Time: 30 Minutes-1 Hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at the Visitor Center.

Location: Located at Lost Bridge South recreation area

Description: This trail requires about 30 minutes walking time and is about 1/3 mile in length. It extends a short distance uphill to a level bench on the hillside leading to a long overhanging bluff. The bluff is typical of the many such shelters of prehistoric bluff-dwelling Indian Tribes. This trail is rated as moderate in difficulty. This trail requires about 30 minutes walking time and is about 1/3 mile in length. It extends a short distance uphill to a level bench on the hillside leading to a long overhanging bluff. The bluff is typical of the many such shelters of prehistoric bluff-dwelling Indian Tribes.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Lost Bridge Hiking Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 6 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Brochure: Available at visitor center.

Location: Located at Lost Bridge South recreation area

Description: This trail winds about 6 miles through a heavily wooded area with an abundance of scenic attractions, bluff overlooks, and sandstone-limestone outcroppings and takes about 4 1/2 hours. The trail passes rock bluffs that served as prehistoric shelters for native peoples. Slightly beyond the midpoint of the trail are the remains of the Old Schrader Homestead, with all the features marked by informational displays. The trail is relatively flat and easy to hike at a leisurely pace.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Pine Ridge Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center.

Location: Located at Rocky Branch Park

Description: The trail begins directly behind the showers at Rocky Branch Park and follows a rugged but well marked path. The last segment follows a closed dirt road and ends at the trail-head.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Rimrock (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1 Mile
Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center.

Location: Located at Prairie Creek Park.

Description: The trail is fairly flat and provides a leisure hike that should last about 40 minutes. For about half its distance the trail follows along the base of a long. low limestone bluff. The many wildflowers and hardwood trees provide for a profusion of color in both summer and fall. The trail offers beautiful views of Beaver Lake's open blue waters.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210

Tranquil Timbers Trail (A-2)

Park/Rec Area: Beaver Lake Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1/3 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at visitor center.

Location: Located at Horseshoe Bend Park

Description: The trail winds through Shortleaf Pines. It is known for the abundance of deer and occasional wild turkey.

For Information: Chief Ranger, 2260 North 2nd, Rogers, AR, 72756, (479) 636-1210