Posted by Jessie K / Saturday, September 28, 2013 / No comments / Beaver Lake , Caves and Caverns , Garfield , Hiking , Historical Sites , Kid Friendly , Lakes and Rivers , Northwest Arkansas , Old Homestead , Search by Region , Things to Do
Lost Bridge Trail at Beaver Lake in Garfield, AR
Lost Bridge Trail is located at Beaver Lake in Garfield, AR. The trailhead starts at Lost Bridge North recreation area. You'll have to pay a small day use fee of $4.00 to hike here. The trail is an approximate 6 mile loop that takes an average of 3-5 hours to complete. It's a fairly heavily wooded trail and there are some really neat features along this trail such as an old homestead, pond, bluffs, cave, large boulders and neat rock formations, and amazing views of Beaver Lake!There were quite a few trees down when we went, making this trail a bit more difficult, but I would say this is a moderate level difficulty trail. My only complaint was the gnats! We were swarmed and fanning our faces the entire time, so I recommend this trail in the early spring and late fall.
Directions: To get to the trail, take Hwy 62 east out of Rogers to Garfield and turn south on Hwy 127. Travel 7 miles to the park(veer left on Hwy 127 S to the North Park). The trailhead is is on the right as you head towards the marina.
-Open year round
-Trail Length: Approx. 6 mile loop
-Trail Difficulty: Moderate
-Features: lake views, bluffs, historic homestead site, pond, cave, large boulders.
-Day Use Fee: $4.00
-Dogs on leash permitted
The historic old homestead is about the halfway point of the trail.
This stone chimney is about the only remains of the homestead.
We haven't had much rain lately so the pond wasn't very full.
Not so long after the pond, there's a steep climb out and then you'll cross to the other side of road to continue on the trail. We were losing daylight and had already been hiking over 2 hours so we decided that this would be the end of the trail for us instead of crossing the road and completing the rest of the hike. We walked the road back to the trailhead parking lot which was still a pretty good walk (about a mile maybe?), but it was mostly downhill so we were happy with our decision to take this shortcut haha.