Explore the most popular Forest trails in Hot Springs National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 day ago

Good hike with a clean toilet at the top

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1 day ago

great for dogs

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rocky
2 days ago

Beautiful! The inclines were definitely challenging but the rest of the hike was flat-ish. Missed a turn somewhere and ended up having to walk through town to find a trail again. Started out on Gulpha Gore then to Sunset and then veered off to Mountain something and then ended up in town. Crossed the street and did Dead Chief’s which was probably the steepest part of the whole trail! I am exhausted! Well worth the hike though. Ended up at about 13.5 with the missed turns.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice walk through downtown.

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5 days ago

This was a good trail for beginners. I took my 9yr old and she loved it. Will do again and bring my dog.

hiking
6 days ago

Not much for scenic views but a nice trail. About a quarter mile in I startled a white-tail doe which was fun.

hiking
7 days ago

We used this trail from the campgrounds to connect to get to Hot Springs Mountain trail so we could climb to the top overlook. This trail was in good shape but for a out of shape novice hiker it felt pretty steep though with switchbacks the grade was never too much. Just mostly constant increase in elevation. No real scenic views on this trail but that was okay since we were using it to connect and get to the top.

Technically the trail is not difficult but the constant elevation change makes it challenging. The trail is mostly shaded but still very hot and humid so bring plenty to drink. I actually did an extra 1/2 mile hoping to find balanced rock but didn’t.

hiking
9 days ago

loved it. wish I good have done more. it was hot and my dog was worn out.

hiking
15 days ago

Loved it! So did the Major the Dane!

hiking
19 days ago

decent trail.

nice trail. Well marked and wide path.

Really enjoyed this hike. Was shaded but still able to feel the breeze. Beauty all around. Our dog loved it! Even saw wildlife.

hiking
21 days ago

Consider this more a stroll and not hiking so to speak. It is very pretty and I love downtown Hot Springs. However there are several trails located off the paved walk, if you feel so inclined to do so.

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rocky
21 days ago

A great hike, lots of loose rocks on the west mountain. But the opposite side the trail was flat and easy to walk. The sunset trail was not easy to identify at many points as signs were missing, partially gone or all together confusing were to go. There's a point where you can take fork either way... highly suggest the less traveled, rustic path, better scenery and views plus the path is more of a hike then the flat manicured path.

hiking
22 days ago

My favorite trail in Hot Springs National Park!

Very chill trail near the top of the mountain. Very mild elevation, lots of shade.

hiking
29 days ago

We entered from Bathhouse Row, between the two eagle columns. Gives you kind of a royal flourish to begin your journey. All uphill but you're there before you know it. Then we paid our $5 (with National Park Pass) to walk up all 8 flights of stairs of the 185-foot tower. You have the option of taking the elevator, but you just hiked up the hill so why not finish the job? Plus the interior of the observation deck had great air conditioning and a water fountain at the gift shop at the base. ProTip: To maintain the spirit of the Hot Springs, I filled my bottle with the free 143° spring water at the tap to the right of the bathhouses; by the time I reached the summit, it was cool enough to drink. Warm, but drinkable. I'm weird like that.

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Well kept trails for everyone.

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1 month ago

Great trails for every skill level.

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1 month ago

Good work out. Lot of variety. Elevation Changes, rocky some spots gravel other spots

hiking
1 month ago

Hot Springs National Park does great job maintaining this and other trails on the Park.

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1 month ago

Hot Springs National Park does great job maintaining this and other trails on the Park.

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great trail. hiked with 2 dogs and 6 year old. some parts get a bit steep. well maintained and decently marked. fantastic views.

hiking
1 month ago

by far the was my favorite scenic spot in hot springs that i had time to visit. being from NY you would think it was late april but it was 1-29-19. most of the time i love meeting people on a trail but here sitting on this rock i was glad nobody was around. i spent an hour here just enjoying the peace, our star and all of god's creations.

hiking
1 month ago

1-29-2019, i did this trail because i didn't want to drive up to the tower and the 1920's gazebo. very nice short walk (trail 4 stars). the gazebo was totally awesome and views were nice. the tower looks really cool. once i got in the tower pass the gift shop i started to notice how unloved the tower was. stained ceiling titles, old dirty carpet and rusted benches with mildew water around them. the tower needs a face lift and a badly remodel. i hate giving low reviews. i get no pleasure out of it. the views from there made up for it. i don't think i'll be back but all in all i was glad to be there once.

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