Peak Trail is a 1.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Hot Springs: This scenic trail begins midway down the Grand Promenade.
Steep and dull. nothing to see
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.
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.
This trail is not to bad in comparison to other climbing trails I have taken up. It provides a very direct route to the tower on top of the mountain. If you are in good shape it is great for a warm up activity to get your heart rates elevated before you start cruising around the other trails in the area.
If you want to stay friends with the people that you are hiking with, you may want to disclose that this is one of those climbs that goes to a parking lot on the top that you could have driven to.
The shortness of the train makes it easier than most climbs and the trail is well traveled and in good condition.
Comfortable hike with beautiful view.
Park downtown and the trail head is off the promenade behind bathhouse row. It is fairly steep, but it's smooth contour. This trl, as all others on this side of Central Ave, can be extended by intersecting other adjoining trls. Right before the Mnt tower you can hang a right, cross HS Mnr drive then a left on HS MNT trl, 1.7 mi loop, back to where you left the Peak trl. Or half way around tuen right on Gulpha Gorge trl then a right on Goat rock trl for a splendid view from Goat rock. Continue to Upper Dgwood trl, lower Dogwood trl, floral trl. Honeysuckle trl to Fountain trl and stop for some cold HS water on tap for free. Roughly 5 mi. Pick up maps at the old Fordyce Bath House that is the National Park Visitoe Center. Mostly moderate trl that is convenient and will allow you to judge your ability for longer trls.
Nice short hike through the woods. It is a little steep, but not overwhelming.