4.3 Mile Loop for Hiking and Biking. Designed to be friendly to all user groups and skill levels which includes hikers and mountain bikers of all ages. Easily accessible for the general public at the front gate park entrance.
Not ready to take on the full Genesis loop? Exodus can be used to “shortcut” the loop into a more desirable distance for beginners. However, Exodus is multi-directional, so it can also be used to lengthen the loop by repeating the lower section of Genesis.
Historic Loop 2.3 mile round trip (paved road)
Take the paved, flat road of the historic loop (hwy 62B) that winds between the historic neighborhoods of Eureka Springs. Begin at the Eureka Springs Community Center parking lot and ride north towards the Crescent Hotel. Make sure to stop at the Crescent Hotel, 4th floor, for a great view of town. Return back to the Community Center.
Sports Field Trail-.55 mile loop (asphalt)
Travel to our city park, Lake Leatherwood. A completely flat barrier-free asphalt trail designed for handicapped access. This trail encircles the two soccer fields and baseball field and skirts Leatherwood Creek on one side. Two bridges and a great view of Leatherwood Falls are the highlights of this trail. Access is at the sports field parking lot.
Harmon Park to Downtown 4.5 mile round trip (paved road)
Begin at Harmon Park (parking available) and take the paved road along Spring Street towards Downtown. This is a great ride through the historic neighborhood and downtown area. Once you come to downtown, Spring Street will intersect with Main Street, make a right (south) on Main Street, past the Courthouse and towards the Historic Museum. There will be a parking lot across the street from the Museum. Turn left and get on Armstrong St. Armstrong street offers a unique view of downtown. You will then come to a “T,” make a right on Douglass Street and ride towards Little Lake Eureka. This road will turn into Steel St. and loop around some natural springs and beautiful bluffs. Make a left on Flint St. at the road crossing towards downtown. You can then take either direction on Main Street to return back to Harmon Park.
Train Station to East Mountain Overlook 5.85 miles (paved road)
This route can be taken in sections. Start at the Eureka Springs Railroad Station, parking lot across street is for customers only, please use the free parking lot on Main Street (south) just a little distance away from train station. Ride (south) on Main Street towards downtown. About half way you will come to the Grand Central Hotel, make a left on Flint Street and a left on Steele street going up towards East Mountain. This overlook is a beautiful view of downtown and the 1886 Crescent Hotel. At this point you have two options: (1) Continue up East Mountain to 62 Hwy going (west) and come back downtown by taking a right on Main Street/ Hwy 23 North or (2) From the overlook, ride back down then make an immediate right on Copper Street. This will loop you around a remote street with some unique housing. You will come out on Steel Street and can head back downtown towards the train station.
Located at Lake Leatherwood. Start at the Sports Field parking lot. Trailhead is on the left side of parking lot. This trail does a short loop over a creek. You can further this ride by coming off of the trail to the right at Miners Rock parking lot and continue down the road (additional 1.14 miles miles) towards Leatherwood Lake/Marina area. A nice spot to relax, fish, kayak or have a picnic. You can continue back the way you came or take the Leatherwood Trail back to the Sports Field and parking lot.
Start at the Kiosk and take the Standing Rock Trail (named for the interesting rock formation that rises along the edge of the trail.) This is a flat trail that goes along the lake, past a footbridge and turns into Sycamore Trail. Sycamore trail seeps out of the ground near the halfway point of this lakeside trail. A rolling contour design with a little undulation provides for a gliding walk or ride in either direction. Peppered with red buds and seasonal wildflowers the trail is particularly beautiful in the spring months.