Rising 1,350 feet, Mount Nebo offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site. Native stone and logs from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, rustic-style cabins, and pavilions. The park offers 34 campsites (24 Class B; 10 Hike-in Tent sites) [no dump station] and 14 fully-equipped cabins with kitchens. Fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the 4 1/2-mile Bench Trail is a fairly level route encircling the side of 1,850-foot Mount Nebo. As you ride through the mixed hardwood and pine forest, you'll pass historic springs and Fern Lake, and see rock work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. This is an excellent ride for your family's first mountain biking adventure. You can choose from primitive campsites located at intervals along the Bench Trail, or stay in the park campground.

4 days ago

Great views on all of the trail. Nice waterfall when flowing. Deer and other wildlife. Stop on sunset point to watch the sun drop behind the adjacent mountains. May even see a hang glider launch on a couple of places.

Great, easy trail! Mt.Nebo is our go to place to get away. We love the campsites, sunrise and sunset points, and this trail is a nice way to spend several hours at this park.

Nice hike to springs, but steep

1 month ago

Beautiful views, interesting rock faces and diverse terrain. A really great trail. I went in late December- 31 degrees- and saw some awesome icicle formations as well. Would definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

This Trail was nice and easy with a wide road to walk on. in the winter time that we walked the leaves were gone and the views were still nice. if you were to walk it in the summer I don't think you would have of you of your surroundings and the valley.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy trail mostly under the tree canopy. Lots of historical points including Fern Lake, CCC Campsites, and multiple springs. Follows the path of what used to be a road called Bench Boulevard. Nice way to spend an hour or two.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is just easy enough it won't wipe you out for the day, and just challenging enough you'll feel like you've accomplished something. Beautiful vistas, boulders the size of Volkswagens, and shaded walks through the woods make it complete. Wouldn't recommend it for smaller kids, and although dogs are allowed there are areas I don't believe most could manage. Take plenty of water and be prepared to take pictures.

This particular trail was a bit off when it described how to get to the springs. We started behind the visitor center and had to go DOWN and to the left not UP. Ended up missing the spring the first time and ended up at the Branch Road Trailhead. All in all some great views at times but today wasn't a light traffic day as there was plenty of trail runners. Parts of the trail follow right behind cabins so it isn't that secluded if that's what you are looking for.

6 months ago

This was my first trail to ever hike. My daughter and I went and we loved it. Beautiful scenery and well marked. We did get a little confused finding the trail where it crossed the road but a nice camper helped us out. We did see a green snake but it didn't bother us lol. The ladies at the visitor center are so sweet and amazingly supportive. Loved Mount Nebo. Would go again for sure.

on Bench Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views!! Wildlife everywhere!! Take your camera and tons of water!!! One of my favorites!

7 months ago

Great hike. Great workout. It is a well marked trail. Easy to follow.

on Rim Trail

7 months ago

Loved this trail. Great trail. Easy to follow.

hiking
11 months ago

well kept trail with great views

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Great trail beautiful views

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Incredible views. One of my new favorite trails!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beautiful views!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This trail was a nice walk but needs to be changed to Dardenelle not Vilonia

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

I've been on the trail nearly all my life and I have to say it's one of my most favorite trails! I prefer more difficult trails that include climbing rocks and such but you still can't go wrong with this trail! Highly recommended!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great trail with endless views!

hiking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Awesome views! Most of this trail is easy, but there are some more strenuous areas. I saw a lot of deer, lizards, rabbits, etc. The trail is right on the edge of the mountain in some locations so keep that in mind if you bring your kids. I don't have any, but I would probably have died of a heart attack if I did.

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