Tag - Lake Leatherwood Park

Hikes at Leak Leatherwood City Park (Eureka Springs) with some great outdoor wilderness areas.

Lake Leatherwood: Beacham Trail – 3 mi

Lake Leatherwood: Beacham Trail - 3 mi photo
Lake Leatherwood Dam. The Beacham Trail crosses the dam.

I love Lake Leatherwood (Eureka Springs, Carroll County). It’s a 1,600-acre municipal park that’s mostly wilderness. It has lots of great hiking and biking trails. It’s owned and run by the City of Eureka Springs.

The Beacham Trail makes a 3.2-mile loop around the lake. It has some mild climbing, but it’s not a difficult hike.

The trail has some very nice views of the lake, particularly on the north side where the trail crosses the top of the dam.

Lake Leatherwood: Beacham Trail - 3 mi photo
Beacham Trail, Lake Leatherwood Park

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Lake Leatherwood: Miner’s Rock Trail – 4 mi

Lake Leatherwood: Miner’s Rock Trail – 4 mi photo
Miner’s Rock at Lake Leatherwood City Park

One of the most prominent trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park (Eureka Springs) is the Miner’s Rock Trail. This is a scenic and moderately challenging trail with some cool geologic formations.

Lake Leatherwood: Miner’s Rock Trail – 4 mi photo
Cool layered rock formations on the Miner’s Rock Trail (panoramic)
Getting to Lake Leatherwood

Lake Leatherwood is a wonderful 1600-acre park owned and operated by the City of Eureka Springs. The vast majority of it is wilderness with numerous hiking and biking trails.

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Lake Leatherwood Evening Photos 2013

Lake Leatherwood Evening Photos 2013 photo
Panoramic view of Lake Leatherwood from the west bank

Back in late June, my sweetheart and I were enjoying a trip to Eureka Springs, and we headed down to Lake Leatherwood for a brief visit.

Lake Leatherwood Evening Photos 2013 photo
South end of Lake Leatherwood

Lake Leatherwood is a really cool wilderness park that is owned by the City of Eureka Springs.

These are some photos I took from the Fishing Trail along the west bank of the lake that evening. The Fishing Trail is a short lakeside trail that runs parallel to the Fuller Trail.

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Lake Leatherwood Dam Spillway Video              

Back in October, I went with my son and his girlfriend to Lake Leatherwood near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We walked the Beacham Trail, the trail that makes a loop around the lake.

The coolest part of the hike is probably walking across the 1940’s-era limestone dam.This is some cell phone video I took of the spillway water flowing down the back side of the dam.

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