Alum Cove Trail

Loop trail that passes a nice bluff line and one of the largest natural rock bridges in this part of the country.

Type: Nature Trail
Length: 1.10 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Deer, Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area.
States: Arkansas
Counties: Newton
Latitude: 35.86004   Longitude: -93.23293

Located near community of Deer, west of intersection of state Hwy 7 & 16 Signs on 16 give directions to Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area.


Unusual rock formations along the bluffs, stands of American beech and other hardwoods, wild magnolias, streams, free roaming goats. One of the largest natural rock bridges in this part of the country.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 1,200
Elevation High Point: 1,200
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Rick Metzger
Ozark St. Francis National Forest
P.O.Box 427
Jasper , AR 72641
(870) 446-5122

Richard Bowie
US Forest Service
605 west Man Street
Russellville , AR 72801
(501) 964-7236



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