Best Hiking Trails in Echo Bluff State Park
Get to know Echo Bluff's most attractive locations by choosing the hiking trail that suits you. The paths are great for walking or cycling and the picturesque locations will inspire you to see more of the park. You can also take to the water with boat rentals or get on your bike and see even more of the park.
1. Painter Ridge Trail
This trail is two miles long and ideal if you would like to do some mountain biking through the forest. You can make the most of the magnificent scenic opportunities, stopping to take photos, or take on the challenge routes for a more intense experience.
2. Banks of Current River or Sinking Creek
Enjoy a free-form hike beside these beautiful rivers, taking you along the park's waterways where you can stop to fish or enjoy a paddle or boat ride.
3. Current River Trail
Follow the specified trail along 5.25 miles of rugged terrain, through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways area. Seasoned hikers can see more of the gorgeous surroundings around the Current River and will enjoy navigating the varied ground.
Best Family Activities in Echo Bluff State Park
Family activities at the park go well beyond hiking and biking. Check out the other fun ideas for getting close to nature with your family when you rent Echo Bluff State Park cabins.
1. Fishing and Swimming at Sinking Creek
This is the ideal place to cool off when you want to relax between intense days of hiking. Rent a kayak or fish for goggle eye and smallmouth bass here. The shallower areas are ideal for paddling in the water.
2. The Playground
Great for allowing the kids let off some steam when you are too tired to keep walking yourself. There are large fountains and a steep slide which will keep them entertained for a long time as they splash around and have fun in the sunshine.
3. Betty Lea Lodge
Head to the Betty Lea Lodge when you want breakfast, lunch or dinner cooked to perfection. It will set you up well for a day of hiking or make for a rewarding end to an active day when staying at Echo Bluff State Park cabins. The menu is traditional American with some Ozark specialities thrown in.