Eureka Springs hiking and biking season begins with arrival of cooler weather. When visiting Eureka plan on a hike around Lake Leatherwood. Its many hiking trails are also open to mountain bikers. Fall is the best time to hike and bike because the weather is perfect and insects are no longer a concern. So bring your hiking sticks and/or bike and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.
On the way to for from Eureka plan on visiting one or more of Arkansas' beautiful state parks. Special-landmark trails featuring waterfalls and fantastic rock formations, for example, are visited often in the Fall. Some of the popular short and easy trails are Hawksbill Crag, Pedestal Rock, Hideout Hollow, Indian Rockhouse, Lost Valley, Alum Cave and Pinnacle Mountain. For details, pick up an Arkansas State Park Guide at one of the visitor centers, or go online.