Finding adventure in the Ozark Mountains is easy, and with spring on its way, it’s time to start gearing up for plenty of fun in the Eureka Springs area. Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains are home to many miles of incredible hiking trails, underground caves to explore, miles of winding roads perfect for a peaceful motorcycle ride, and even plenty of ziplines high above the trees. There’s really never a bad time to visit the Ozark Mountains and experience all the things to do in Eureka Springs, and whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a repeat guest, we’re here to help you make the most of your time here. Book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast today.
Exploring the Ozark Mountains
There are few things more beautiful or peaceful than riding a motorcycle through the winding roads of the Ozark Mountains, where you’ll have a front row seat to the area’s beautiful scenery. There are several mapped out cycling routes through the Ozark Mountains, and they are anything but boring. Popular rides near Eureka Springs include the Twisted Lady, Pig Trail Scenic Byway, Moonshine Run, Boston Mountains Scenic Loop, Scenic 71 Loop, and Natural Dam to Boxley Valley. Something for cycling enthusiasts to plan ahead for is the annual Scooting the Ozarks Rally, which will take place this fall, from September 9 – 14, 2019.
Finding great hiking trails is easy in the Ozark Mountains, as they are home to over 1,500 miles of trails. A great place to get started is in Buffalo National River. If you’re looking for an easy place to start, check out the short walk of the Koen Interpretive Trail. Walkers on this trail will see over 34 different types of plants, and there are plenty of benches along the way to take a break. The Lost Valley Trail is a 3-mile hike with a cave, natural bridge, and waterfall to enjoy along the way. Of course while visiting the Ozarks, you must also make time for what has been called the most scenic trail in the United States: the Ozark Highlands Trail. This trail has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, The Guardian, and Backpacker Magazine, and it offers 270 miles of some of the most rugged and scenic terrain in the region.
Unique Adventures in the Ozark Mountains
The Ozark Mountains in Arkansas are also known for their caves. Onyx Cave is located in Eureka Springs, and remains a cool 57 degrees year-round. It’s a great place to cool off on those hot summer days! Cosmic Caverns in Berryville is home to two bottomless lakes. There are, of course, plenty of wild caves for those truly adventurous souls to explore, so long as proper safety precautions are taken.
Thrill seekers will also love soaring through the tree tops of the Ozarks at Ozark Mountain Ziplines in Eureka Springs. They open for the season on March 9, 2019. Participants will soar to heights of over 300 feet in the air, zipping down lines up 2,000 feet long. It’s an incredible way to see the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains from an entirely different vantage point.
Relaxing at our Romantic Bed and Breakfast
When you’ve had enough adventure for the day, return to the peaceful serenity of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, nestled right in the hills of the Ozark Mountains. Our Inn has five beautiful guest rooms, each with seasonal fireplaces and large whirlpool tubs. The property has many gardens, perfect for viewing from the wrap around veranda. Top all of this off with a gourmet breakfast in the morning, and you have the makings of a perfect getaway. There’s no better time to explore the Ozark Mountains than now. Book your getaway at our Arkansas Bed and Breakfast today.