Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Very basic. Quick half mile, but quite a few spider webs you run in to — look out!

Nice trail.
This is part of the sunset trail

This trail brings you back into downtown after completing the sunset trail.

Great trail!
Start early.

hiking
16 days ago

Basic trail through the woods, not much different than the others on the mountain but I enjoyed it. Mostly flat and good footing, well shaded.

hiking
16 days ago

I liked this trail, lots of curving around to follow the mountain. I picked it up at where the short cut trail meets it about .3 mile up from the bathhouse row. Nice trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Completed this trail today just as others have stated by combining the Oak, Canyon and small part of Sunset. All in all I ended up with 4 miles with all of those add ins. This has been my most enjoyable hike so far in Hot Springs. Trails were wide, easy to follow and good footing for the most part.

hiking
18 days ago

I took part of this trail as a shoot off from Gulpha Gorge. I only went as far as the overlook and then then turned around to catch the Gulpha back to the campground. Probably should have kept going to complete it but was tired from the day. From the half I did complete, I really enjoyed this trail. At some point would like to complete in full.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a decent, challenging uphill trail. I was a bit disappointed that the "end" of the trail is nothing more than a turn around point at a road. I found the first half of the trail fairly challenging as it winds uphill. After turning around at the top, I took the Goat Rock trail shoot off to extend the hike. The campground and creek are great, nice place to cool your feet off after a long day.

great for the legs!!

Nice leg workout! Steep hike that is short and challenging.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve done this trail many times good work out for the legs

hiking
2 months ago

Difficult trail, tons of steep climbing and switchbacks. No really pretty scenic views, but the trail itself is pretty.

For our first hike at a national park we did well. It was nice to be on West Mountain and in nature. A good workout after all of the food we ate in Hot Springs! Just a little over 2 miles and one hour.

hiking
2 months ago

Short trail from the mountain down to the gorge. Nice little hike. There is some runoff damage on the trail and it’s a little slippery due to the small rocky gravel on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiked this trail along with mountain top, whittington, oak, and canyon, very nice trail, some ups and downs but the easiest walk of the set I did today, clean well used, pretty scenery

2 months ago

Great easy to follow trail with a pretty look out point- great to add onto many other trails.

Beware of ticks!!!!!!! With a 40% Deet liberally applied, I removed 17 after this trail. Trail was clearly marked and lots of deer.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, family friendly. Good elevation and nice scenic views.

hiking
4 months ago

I give it a 4 star for the area. It lacks super scenic views, but is still a very pretty hike with a variety of landscapes to see. It does have some pretty good climbs and this can be a challenge for those not in hiking shape, both from the distance and a handful of the climbs.

Be careful of ticks, both my dog and I picked up quite a few, likely due to some of the grassy areas you walk through.

I stopped here passing through on my way back to Colorado and thoroughly enjoyed the hike overall!

It is mostly well-marked, but I used this AllTrails recording because there are a few spots where it isn't very clear where you are supposed to go without it, and it isn't all "technically" the Sunset Trail. That ends somewhere around West Mountain Drive and then you pick up other trails from there back to the Gulpha Gorge Campground.

hiking
5 months ago

Well marked, pretty simple. There are absolutely no hot springs on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

First 2/3 of the trail is great and well marked. It gets increasingly more confusing as you near the end. You will walk through downtown so be prepared for that... everyone looks at ya funny if ur sweaty, but it’s kinda a right of passage. Balanced rock (done on this recording) is easy to miss. The summit wasn’t that impressive, but worth the small additional hike. I didn’t do the goat overlook because

trail running
6 months ago

Coming from West Monroe Louisiana, this is as good as it gets in my book. About 4 hours from home, solid climbs, rocky descents, and the perfect distance to refuel back at the car for another loop. Well marked in most places but has a few trails that come together close to the Gorge, just adds a little variety!!
My favorite training spot so far when I can make the trip!

Beautiful views along the trail. The trail can get a little confusing a one point due to the lack of markings, but overall marked well. Many good hills!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for a quick 45 minute hike with good views of the city. Easily accessible and worth your time. Some light elevation will get your heart rate up enough to consider it a good workout.

hiking
8 months ago

Combined this guy with the Gulpha Gorge Trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Did this hike in Hot Springs, Arkansas for Christmas 2015. Great hike, shady, and scenic! Hiked to the observatory at to the top of the mountain.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful!! Especially in the fall!

I really enjoyed this trail. It’s short, but steep. From there I went to Goat Rock trail and enjoyed the view. I parked at the amphitheater at Gulpha Gorge campground. Will definitely come back to HotSprings when I have more time to do a longer loop. This was a stop off on my way back to Dallas. Definitely worth it

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