Enjoy nature first hand on one of the many hiking and biking trails in the area. The closest trails are in the Bull Shoals White River State Park. This park sits at the convergance of Bull Shoals Lake and the White River, and it's packed with scenic overlooks and trails. Go ahead, get off the beaten path and see the Ozarks up close!
More Local Trails in and around Lakeview:
Lakeside Trail ~ Constructed in 1979 by the Young Adult Conservation Corps, this lop trail offers relatively easy walking. Bull Shoals Lake, combined with the Ozark plant and animal life, makes the trail an ecosystem in itself. Any season of the year, even in the deepest winter, a surprise awaits you around each corner. Eagle Point and Titmouse Alley provide excellent habitat for bird watching. Bald eagles, waterfowl, and gulls are often seen from Eagle Point in winter. During spring, summer, and fall over 90 species of migrating and summer resident songbirds populate the area. Located at the east end of Lakeside Picnic Area in Lakeview; 1 mile in length.
Hidden Hollow Wildflower Trail ~ The short trail traverses a fragile woodland wildflower area. In early spring it is full of delicate wildflowers including spring beauty, trilium, dwarf larkspur, swee anis, pales corydalis, mayapple, and many more. (Please stay on the marked trail and do NOT pick or remove wildflowers.) To get to the trailhaed, you must cross a wooded area with no clearly marked trail; look for the large sign approximately 50 feet into the wooded area. Be aware of ticks and chiggers in this area. Located behind campsite #103 at the Bull Shoals-White River State Park and is approximately 100 yards in length.
Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail ~ Constructed by the Bull Shoals-Lakeview Rotary Club, this multi-use trail offers both hikers and mountain bikers access to remote areas of the park. The trail traverses the oak-hickory upland forest for a uniques walking or riding experience; expect creek crossings, dirt roads, open meadows, long downhills and taxing uphills. The loop trail allows users to choose from two levels of diffulty. Counterclockwise, the trail is moderately easy marked with green blazes. Clockwise, leading up the mountain, it becomes moderately difficult marked with blue blazes. Trailhead located in an open field area south of Rent-A-Camp in Bull Shoals-White River State Park. Length: 2-4 miles. Rental bikes are available at the Camper Registration Center in the park.