Starting from the trailhead in the campground, runners experience a rock-free trail with roots as the main obstacle. Running through the pine forests of the Timberland region, watch for slick pine needles.
The north and east sides of the trail follow the shoreline while the south side of the trail winds through the woods. A few wide, wooden bridges dot the trail. Climbs are short and fairly easy.
There is great camping in the park, a few other hiking-only trails, a marina, fishing and a nice gift shop. Come prepared as the park is in a remote area of the state. Camden, Arkansas is the best bet for supplies if you plan on staying a while.