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#18 of 100 state parks in Arkansas

Best trails in Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Crater of Diamonds State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

This park is popularly known for allowing visitors to search for diamonds. It is the only site in the world that is open to the public, making this activity available. There are old mining sites within the park. ___________ *Interpretive programs available year-round. Diamond Search Area: Open all year Jan - Dec: Sun - Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. With the following exceptions: May 24 - Aug. 10: Sun - Sat 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 11 - Aug. 31: Fri & Sat 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Gift Shop / Visitor Center / Diamond Discovery Center: Open all year Jan - Dec: Sun - Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: May 24 - Aug. 10 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 11 - Aug. 31 Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Campground/Picnic Area : Open all year Kimberlite Cafe Restaurant: May 24 - Aug. 10 Sun - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 11 - Sept 2 Sat & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Labor Day Diamond Springs Water Park: May 24 - Aug. 10: Sun - Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 11 - Sept. 2: Sat & Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Labor Day Pets are allowed in all facilities, with the exception of the park gift shop, Diamond Springs Water Park and Kimberlite Cafe, as long as they remain on a leash under the owner's control at all times. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day.

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Map of trails in Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Little Missouri River Trail
Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 59 m
The trail goes through the woods from the campground to the Little Missouri River. 1/2 of the trail is paved for wheel chair access and the other is easily walked. The terrain is gentle to level.Show more
#2 - Prospector Trail
Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m
***An entrance fee into the diamond field is required to access this trail*** The trail has some unique rock outcroppings along the west side of the trail. Show more