Tag - Lake Catherine State Park

Trails at Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, including Falls Branch Trail. It is not far from Hot Springs National Park.

Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail Pics

Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail Pics photo
View from the vista on the south part of the Horseshoe Mountain Trail. Lake Catherine in the distance. (Panoramic.)

The Horseshoe Mountain Trail at Lake Catherine State Park (near Hot Springs) is an enjoyable and vigorous 2.7-mile hike.

Although the longest stretch of the trail is on the U-shaped ridge on Horseshoe Mountain, my favorite parts are the wooded hillside areas where the trail approaches the ridge from the north and from the south.

There are also a few vistas that are very nice, and a stretch along the Lake Catherine shoreline which is a treat.

Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail Pics photo
Scenic climb at the southeast part of Horseshoe Mountain Trail.

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Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail – 3 mi

Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail – 3 mi photo
Horseshoe Mountain Trail, Lake Catherine State Park – South-facing vista with Lake Catherine in the distance.

The 2.7-mile Horseshoe Mountain Trail at Lake Catherine State Park (near Hot Springs) is gorgeous and unique trail to the Ouachitas.

Most of this vigorous trail is on a horseshoe-shaped ridge line through glade vegetation, which makes the trail beautiful and unique. I love the shorter trees and taller grasses on this part of the trail.

Lake Catherine: Horseshoe Mountain Trail – 3 mi photo
My dog, Caddie, making the ascent on the Horseshoe Mountain Trail.

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Lake Catherine: Falls Creek Falls Video

Lake Catherine: Falls Creek Falls Video photo
Screen shot of Falls Creek Falls video

Back on June 14, I had a nice hike on the Falls Branch Trail at Lake Catherine State Park (near Hot Springs). This is a wonderfully scenic 1.6-mile semi-loop trail.

The highlight is the 10-foot waterfall, Falls Creek Falls.

Alternate video link.

These are some cell videos I took when from my June 14 hike. As you can see, the falls is also a popular swimming hole.  Continue reading Lake Catherine: Falls Creek Falls Video

Lake Catherine: Falls Branch Trail + Falls Creek Falls – 2 mi

Lake Catherine: Falls Branch Trail + Falls Creek Falls - 2 mi photo
Falls Creek Falls on the Falls Branch Trail, Lake Catherine State Park

If you’re a sucker for streams and hills like I am, you should check out the Falls Branch Trail at Lake Catherine State Park (Hot Spring County, near Hot Springs). I think this 1.6-mile semi-loop is the most scenic trail in the park.

The highlight of the trail is the 10-foot waterfall, Falls Creek Falls.

CLICK – Google Maps Directions to Trailhead

 

Lake Catherine: Falls Branch Trail + Falls Creek Falls - 2 mi photo
One of the stream-crossing footbridges in the first part of the Falls Branch Trail (panoramic)

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