We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
escape exercise nature

an amazing retreat right at the northern edge of Russellville...been visiting off and on for... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
jwcrow13
,
London AR
via mobile
Great place to hang out

Boba Dea trails offer a sanctuary type atmosphere that allows you to ‘get away from it all’. A... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
idb25
,
Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
Read all 8 reviews
  
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
7
1
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveler rating
7
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews alligators exercise swamp hiking hike
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 6 of 8 reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

an amazing retreat right at the northern edge of Russellville...been visiting off and on for years..a jogging/walking trail made of several loops of varying distances...endless combinations of loops and directions make it a never ending new experience..i see single hard core exercisers...couples on romantic walks...families...old..young..A place of deer..birds..squirrels..beaver...even a rarely spotted alligator.
..HIGHLY RECOMMENDED..
.can be remote at time so common sense and situational awareness always recommended...if you alone a pepper spray might be a friend...the world we live in...

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jwcrow13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

We were in town getting work done on our ATV and decided to check out the area while we waited. It was nice that everything around town is only about 15 minutes away. We saw reviews that this place had alligators so we thought we would check it out. Turns out that’s a bit deceiving. It’s not like they are just out walking around and you can easily go see them any time. Apparently people say they are back in the pond which is probably a mile walk there and back. The pond is mostly fenced off and grown up high with weeds so unless you want to hike through the weeds and possibly lose a leg to the alligator that’s supposedly back there then you probably won’t see anything. The trails are beautiful though and surrounded with huge trees and there were tons of people out riding bikes, running & walking. There are also CrossFit type stations where you can stop and do pushups/sit-ups/jumps/etc. It’s definitely a great place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JE0928
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Boba Dea trails offer a sanctuary type atmosphere that allows you to ‘get away from it all’. A beautiful little gem tucked away along side the lake Dardanelles causeway, it boasts several wooded trails for walking, running, biking, strolling and wildlife viewing. There is also a day park area with a wonderful playground for the kids on the upper end of the park. The lower end is currently under construction as they are adding more trials, a gazebo as well as another day park area. It’s main claim to fame are the alligators and beavers that live in the small lake at the center of the sanctuary. If you are lucky you’ll get to see the beavers frolick, but stay away from the edge of the lake with small children (alligators like small children lol) As it is an animal sanctuary you are also sure to see deer, geese, and other wildlife.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank idb25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Very nice, free trails. Easy to get to. It’s literally about 3/4 of a mile from I-40. If you need a quick refresh and are traveling through Russellville, this is a fun stop. The paved trails wind through beautiful hardwood forests and are mostly flat and level. The maps are easy to follow, and the signs warn you to watch for alligators...we never saw any, though! Our favorite walk while we were in Russellville.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank crcinnamon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I love walking here....you have several trail length options. I would not advise going at night alone and also in warmer weather beware of snakes. There is supposed to be an alligator or two living there also! We have done several alligator hunts but have never found one. In the warmer weather, in certain areas, it can be stinky also - stagnant swampy water.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Shannon L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews