Explore the most popular Kid Friendly 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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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.

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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.

nice trail. Well marked and wide path.

This is a nice paved walk downtown, I find it more as easy than moderate if you do not do the stairs as I know stairs can hurt some people's knees. There are trails that can take you up the mountain if you'd like.

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

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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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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.

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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

Beautiful easy walk on paved road. It’s a great way to see bathhouse row. Not necessarily a hike but my girls still enjoyed it. They also liked seeing the hot spring up close and personal.

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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

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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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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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washed out
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.

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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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1 month ago

i never gave any national park trail or anything in the park lower than 3 stars and 3 stars is rare but the town of hot spring and Grand Promenade there is nothing grand about it. i have never been more disappointed in my life. the town is unloved and rundown. it did get better once i got on some of the other trails. but i traveled all of arkansas but the southern part and found tons of really awesome places. i loved my 6 weeks in arkansas but if i never get to hot springs again thats ok with me. maybe i did like it is because all its natural beauty is gone and it looks like somebody's garden hot tub

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2 months ago

It was a hot day, but we combined a downtown sidewalk walk with the promenade to make.a 6 mile loop downtown. Started at the visitor center went toward the Arlington and to light house roastery coffee shop and back through Whittington park then turned back and ended and the promenade back to the v center. Great day in Hot Springs.

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2 months ago

My favorite trail in the National Park. From the parking lot, head back toward the mountain tower and you will immediately see the trailhead. The trail will “Y” shortly after you start. Go to the right and you’re on the trail. There are many nice scenic views along the way. The trail takes several switchbacks as you make your way to the “Goat Rock” overlook. The terrains is pretty rocky in spots along the way. There are some rock formations you can easily climb as well. Once you reach the overlook the trail goes .2 mile and ends in the Gulpha Gorge Trail. If you want to extend your hike you can continue or backtrack and take the Lower Dogwood Trail that you saw at the “Y” in the beginning.

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2 months ago

Easy trail, a bit slippery after a little rain. Very green, forested area, watch out for spider webs and snakes across the trail. Muggy weather conditions make you sweat for sure! (I suggest wearing contacts so your glasses don’t fog up, this was incredibly frustrating). Really neat view at the top, worth the hike up!

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no shade
2 months ago

Nice stroll behind bathhouse row. Not much shade, very hot in the summer time. Different perspective of downtown Hot Springs, and away from all the hustle and bustle of Central Ave.

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