Explore the best trails in Arkansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



kid friendly



dogs on leash

nature trips


wild flowers



trail running




mountain biking

wheelchair friendly



dog friendly


road biking

whitewater kayaking

scenic driving

no dogs


horseback riding

rock climbing

fly fishing

off road driving

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Several trails in the same area. There are very nice rock formations to see and photograph. The path can be narrow in places and mountain bikers use the trails making it a little tight in places.

The West Side Loop is beautiful! The view from the White Rock Mountain Recreation Area (where you'll start) is breathtaking, and the hike is consistently lovely. We hiked just to White Rock Creek Falls and back, having hiked to the Falls from Shores Lake in the Fall, and I do like this route better but just by a little bit.

Do note that this route takes you down, down, down the mountain, and then back up, up, up - an elevation change of 1800+ ft in about 3 miles. If that is your idea of "moderate," the dog and I salute you! We were wiped out. He is snoring loudly on the couch as I type this.

We also hiked the easy 2-mile Rim Trail since we were there. Don't skip it, no matter how tired you are!

Will definitely do it again, great for newbies

Mosquitoes will carry you away but very easy to get to

Easy to get to and beautiful falls

1 day ago

Really beautiful views and fun hike.

wow that was the first time down and it a blast

smooth paved ride great for kids. Starts by the VIC and ends at the top of the parking lot to beautiful Mather Lodge.

Easy to find using the all trails directions- would have been great after big rain but was still gorgeous!!

A great experience with a group of hikers. It was very challenging and the climb was difficult for me but worth it. The eye of the Needle was amazing.

Wen with my two food buddies from a Saturday- Monday. It was a blast! Beautiful scenery and plenty of camping sites. What a great hike!

2 days ago