My hiking partner and I started on the opposite side of the campsites with our dogs and set out around Cove Lake. We took the trail up the hill to the overlook, and let me tell you, it was a bit of a push, even for her. The overlook was a bit of a letdown, not much of a payoff, so we looped back down, took a break, and headed down the bathouse trail. Scenary was great, and the old style bridges really added a nice touch. Trail is well maintained, well marked, and easy to follow. Alot of ticks and bugs, so definately bring the deet. The trail completely encircled the lake, so word to the State of Arkansas: if you really are serious about ensuring people pay to get into certain areas of your parks, don't build hiking trails that people can walk into said areas for free on. Just saying. Other than the overlook climb, this wasn't a strenuous trail, and the scenary was well worth the trek. Cove Lake is a beautiful area, and I would definately recommend this trail for any hiking level.