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Best Trails in Hot Springs National Park

69 reviews

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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.

on Peak Trail
5 days ago

hiking

Steep and dull. nothing to see

on Dead Chief Trail
29 days ago

hiking

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

on Peak Trail
1 month ago

hiking

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.

on Bridal Veil Falls
1 month ago

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!:)

on Bridal Veil Falls
1 month ago

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!

on Sunset Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Hot and humid. I picked a bad day. Saw a snake. Found 5 lone star ticks on my legs. Haven't died yet. Good views outside the woods. Crosses many roads without traffic control.

on The Grand Promenade and S...
2 months ago

walking

Great downtown walk. Love historic Hot Springs. Enjoyed the city and bath house museum.

on Peak Trail
2 months ago

walking

Proud Choir Director moments! Took a group of 60 middle schoolers and chaperones on this hike up to the observation tower! What a great bonding moment and amazing adventure for our kids. Easy grade and terrain. Loved every minute.

on West Mountain Trail
2 months ago

hiking

More like moderate. There are some tough switch backs that don't show up on this map.

on Bridal Veil Falls
2 months ago

hiking

Do the loop to the left of the viewing deck down to the falls then up behind the falls and up to the smaller falls above.

on Bridal Veil Falls
2 months ago

hiking

Trail down to the waterfall was difficult, no footing but a few tree roots but it was worth it to see the amazing waterfalls.

on West Mountain Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Very nice trail. Easy and clear paths

on Bridal Veil Falls
3 months ago

hiking

Fun little trail down, definitely wish it was a bit longer. Nice small waterfall that you can get behind and enjoy. Would return!

on Sunset Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Great trail. Nice breezy woods. Not too many vistas. Pay attention as the app has you cut through Hot Springs town to make the loop (neighborhood dogs were dicey).

on Bridal Veil Falls
3 months ago

hiking

It's nice. Just a short (steep) hike to the bottom of the falls. The view is nice when you get down there. But the best part is hiking down the stream. My kids had a lot of fun doing that.

on Dead Chief Trail
3 months ago

walking

Great!