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Best trails in Lake Catherine State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 5 great hiking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Lake Catherine State Park ranging from 1.6 to 5.3 miles and from 259 to 767 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Located in the Ouachita Mountains and on Lake Catherine, Lake Catherine State Park features lakeside cabins and great outdoor recreation opportunities. ______ HOURS: *Interpretive programs available year-round Visitor Center / Gift Shop: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: May 28 - Sept. 1: Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Campground/Picnic Area: Open all year Bathhouses are open all year Restrooms are open March - November Free swimming at beach. NO LIFEGUARD - SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Cabins: Available year round Marina: Jan. 1 - Mar. 15 Closed Mar. 16 - May 24 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed Wed. & Thurs.) May 25 - Sept. 2 Sun. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 3 - Oct. 31 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed Wed. & Thurs.) Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Closed NOTE: Marina equipment may be rented from the Visitor Center during off season. Nature Center: May 25 - Sept. 3 Sun. - Sat. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Trail Horse Rides: Memorial Day - Labor Day Sun. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rent-A Camp/Rent-A-Yurt: Available year-round Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day
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Map of trails in Lake Catherine State Park
Park information
Mailing address
Lake Catherine State Park
1200 Catherine Park Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Contact
501-844-4176
Top trails (5)
#1 - Falls Branch Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
The trail begins near the campground and winds through the pine/hardwood forest of the park, crossing Little Canyon Creek several times. It eventually leads to a seasonal scenic waterfall on Falls CreShow more
#2 - Dam Mountain Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Note: This trail is closed during hunting season. The trail passes through the pine/hardwood forest of the park to the top of Dam Mountain. Spring and fall offer a variety of wildflowers, plants, andShow more
#3 - Horseshoe Mountain Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Horseshoe Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#4 - Lower Ouachita River: Remmel Dam to Rockport
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Lower Ouachita River: Remmel Dam to Rockport is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Malvern, Arkansas that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily usShow more
#5 - Slunger Creek Nature Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Slunger Creek flows alongside most of this concrete, barrier-free trail. Benches on the trail offer a place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the water flowing over rocks in this Ouachita Mountain creeShow more