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The only National Park in an urban area, this smallest National Park is based around the natural hot springs that have been managed for public use. Bathhouse Row preserves 47 of these with many beneficial minerals.

hiking
7 days ago

Pretty view despite the falls being a little drier than we had hoped. One of the waterfalls was actually completely dry. Still a nice quick hike.

Very easy and beautiful way to overlook the city.

Great trail, easy to walk with most of it being level and a wide brick path. It goes behind the bathhouse row in Hot Springs so it's in the city but backed by the springs area/more natural setting. Well populated.

Very interesting walk in town and forest with some very historical buildings.

So many miles of gorgeous trails spiderwebbing right through town!

hiking
1 month ago

Prescribed burns going on have closed the dead chief trail and what I think is the peak trail(?). Other trails are likely closed too for a few day. Even if you could access these trails the air quality is not good. This town is rich in history and sights but I was really here for the hiking.

Dog friendly. Lots of benches. Super wide bricked path.

hiking
1 month ago

Extremely simple with little effort for a great view. I'd wait til it rained a day or two before to go. We went while it was pretty dried up but even then the corrosion and area around was amazing. Highly recommend for a good day walk.

hiking
2 months ago

I started at the shelter located at the top of the Gulpha Gorge Trail. Short hike (.2) to Goat Rock trailhead. A little steep heading to the steps going up to the Goat Rock overlook. Very beautiful views from the man made platform. Trail continues to switchback a little to reach the ridge line. I ended the hike at the other overlook parking lot and walked back down the road to my truck.

hiking
2 months ago

I started at the campground and went up to the shelter located at the top of the trail. From there, I hiked the Mountain Top trail down to tower overlook, then down the short cut trail where it connects with the Dead Chief Trail. Returned on Dead Chief to where it connects back with the Gulpha Gorge trail and then down to the campground. Steep at first but then a nice and easy loop.

hiking
2 months ago

If you start at the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center it is a rather steep climb up to where the Short Cut Trail ties into the Dead Chief Trail. From there, the Dead Chief is a nice easy hike to the Gulpha Gorge Trail. At that point you can either go down to the Gulpha Gorge Campground, up to the Mountain Top Trail, or turn around and head back to the visitor center. Nice hike on a well marked and up kept trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is rather steep, but it's really short and works well as a shortcut up to the observation tower at the peak. I'd use it again.

Good alternative to the busy road below.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was so confusing and misleading, there was at least five separate, legitimate trails and only one had any kind of marking, and that wasn't even the trail to get to the waterfall.
On top of that, the waterfall was barely a trickle, and after talkin to some locals I found that it doesn't get much better than when we went. A very forgettable experience

hiking
3 months ago

Steep and dull. nothing to see

walking
3 months ago

An easy walk along the back of the bath houses. Hot in the summer but nice in the evenings

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was good, thought it would be a little more difficult. We're some very nice views from some ridges.

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike. Got the blood flowing. We got off the beaten path a bit... there are several divergent trails up to lookout point. our initial comb took us on a pretty direct path, about 1 mile almost straight up. took us 22 minutes. we chose to walk the winding road down for a total hike of 2.6 miles.

This was a simple route with multiple small trails to get down to the falls. Very cool pictures of the falls! Watch out for spider webs!:)

The falls was beautiful, but the trail was difficult to follow. There is a very short trail to an overlook. From there, there are two unmarked trails left and right. We took the left, which led to the bottom of the falls. Some have clearly taken a shortcut that is much more steep. We did not take the path to the right, but I assumed it went to the other falls that I read about online. None of it was marked and my wife was not confident with my desire to charge off into the wilderness on an unmarked path with my children!