Explore the most popular Wildlife 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.

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
15 days ago

Loved it! So did the Major the Dane!

hiking
19 days ago

decent trail.

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

hiking
22 days ago

My favorite trail in Hot Springs National Park!

Short and sweet! Great view at the end, well maintained trail

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Well kept trails for everyone.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails for every skill level.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
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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rocky
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
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
2 months ago

Very nice trail with a decent moderate challenge. Went from the top down to the creek and spent a few hours letting kids swim.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike on West Mountain. there is plenty of shade, but there are enough openings for a breeze.

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rocky
3 months ago

running
off trail
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Accessed this trail via Whittington Trail. I ended up adding to my hike to take in the views and am glad I did- 4 miles, total. Moderate inclines at times, but definitely a comfortable walk. The trail is wide and well-maintained.

hiking
5 months ago

Peaceful hike. Path is well-maintained and easy to traverse (not very steep). Highly recommend you detour to goat rock to take in the breathtaking view!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is inclined the entire way in. Although the under growth is beautiful they nearly completely limit any views. The vista is anticlimactic as it ends at a crossroad and a shelter.

has some really steep grades, but great views. I recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

Prettier than I had anticipated. Uphill felt pretty gradual for the most part.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed this. My only complaint is hearing traffic a lot of the time.

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