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#41 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Hot Springs National Park

1540 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Hot Springs National Park ranging from 0.7 to 3.6 miles and from 541 to 1,410 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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. None of the undeveloped hot springs are cool enough to bathe in as the water is 143 degrees Fahrenheit on average, however, drinking the hot springs water is encouraged. The water is naturally potable (good to drink) when it arrives at the surface of Hot Springs Mountain. There are no entrance fees. Hot Springs National Park is a FREE park.

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Map of trails in Hot Springs National Park
Park information
Acreage:
5549 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
501-620-6715
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Top trails (18)
#1 - Goat Rock Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
From the overlook at North Mountain, take the short hike below the overlook and stay right, noting the novaculite stone bars placed to prevent erosion. Below the third switchback, the lower side of thShow more
#2 - West Mountain Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Moderate inclines at times, but definitely a comfortable walk. The trail is wide and well-maintained.Show more
#3 - Sunset Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 13 mi • Est. 6 h 50 m
Sunset Trail is a 13 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#4 - Gulpha Gorge Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 45 m
Park at the amphitheater parking area in Gulpha Gorge Campground. The trailhead is across Gulpha Creek at the end of the stepping stones; take the left trail. The first half of this trail is steep. ToShow more
#5 - West Mountain via Sunset Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
West Mountain via Sunset Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levShow more
#6 - Hot Springs Sunset Trail Full Circle
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
This trail takes you through some mountainous areas and expect a good amount of climbing over short distances. Please be aware that there may not be too many markers on the trail and some are missing,Show more
#7 - Peak Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 46 m
Peak Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is pShow more
#8 - The Grand Promenade and Side Trails
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
The Grand Promenade and Side Trails is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, rShow more
#9 - Hot Springs Mountain Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Hot Springs Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#10 - Goat Rock via Dead Chief Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 43 m
Goat Rock via Dead Chief Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Show more
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