Eureka Springs is home to some of the best hiking spots in the area and offers a huge variety of trails for hikers of any experience level, from beginners looking for a scenic walk through breathtaking Ozark Mountains, to seasoned hikers looking for more strenuous routes.
Historic Lake Leatherwood City Park has been a Eureka Springs recreation landmark for decades. The 1610 acre park continues to serve as the city's premier outdoor recreational resource. Over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails surround the spring-fed lake. The park provides for many other recreational opportunities with cabins, camping, & RV sites, boating, kayak and canoe launch, fishing, shower house, boat dock/marina, swim beach, BBQ pavilion, and playground. Additionally, the sports field facility boasts full-sized baseball and soccer fields and doubles as a festival site for annual events. Whether you need to get away for a couple of hours or days, Lake Leatherwood City Park is waiting for you.
Black Bass City park is one of Eureka Springs' newer recreational destinations. Two miles of trails, including a half-mile handicapped accessible trail, encircle the lake and cling to bluffs creating a backcountry feel only minutes from downtown. The 'no-motor' lake offers great fishing. A testament to the past, the earthen and limestone-faced dam dates from 1894, one of the oldest in the Ozarks.
Eureka Springs Parks, Springs, and Trails (Click for Map)
Eureka Springs has over 66 springs. You can easily walk to 15 of the prominent ones. Eureka Springs was founded on the springs and is often referred to as "the city that water built". Originally Native Americans and later settlers to the area believed that the spring waters had healing properties. A while no longer used for that purpose, travelers today still marvel at the beauty and peace that the springs emanate.
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An easy 1.4 mile walking and biking loop trail through the shaded paths of Harmon Park, Spring Garden, and towards the historic neighborhood of Upper Spring Street that leads to the Crescent Hotel.
The Great Passion Play is excited to announce the completion of the first phase of construction hiking and mountain biking trails on the Passion Play grounds. Renowned mountain bike and recreational trail builder Tony Boone and his crew completed building the first 5-mile loop of what is planned to be over 18 miles of trails on the almost 700-acre complex of the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.