Just over the MO state line is a 2200-acre paradise called Dogwood Canyon. While we hate to send you away from anything in Arkansas, this is well worth it (and, of course, we expect you to come right back to Eureka Springs!) Located within a 30 minute drive of us, Dogwood Canyon offers unrivaled Ozark Mountain natural beauty. Check out the video below for a quick sneak peak:
This incredible nature park offers hiking and biking, ATVs, Segways, tram tours, horseback riding, archery, trout fishing (including a 2-day fly fishing school!) and even shopping and eating at their outdoor cafe. If you have truly come to see the beautiful Ozark Mountains, this is one way to experience it while remaining close by to all the wonderful things Eureka Springs has to offer.
Just the hiking alone is worth the trip. Their round-trip paved trail covers 6 1/2 miles and is relatively level. It guides you past beautiful limestone bluffs and tumbling waterfalls, over bridges formed of native stone or hand-crafted of wrought iron, and even a covered bridge of Amish construction. The beautiful rainbow trout swim in clear spring-fed waters, easily visible as you pass by. It’s a wilderness park and so you may see a variety of native wildlife. Allow plenty of time to absorb the beauty that surrounds you at any season of the year. A printed guide is provided that will interpret the history of the canyon, which is filled with Indian lore.
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!