Gulpha Gorge Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Gulpha Gorge Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Park at the amphitheater parking area in Gulpha Gorge Campground. The trailhead is across Gulpha Creek at the end of the stepping stones; take the left trail. The first half of this trail is steep. To our right, Gulpha Gorge Trail winds up the mountain to meet Hot Springs Mountain Trail and Goat Rock Trail.

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9 days 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.

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1 month ago

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

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6 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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Wide and well shaded trail. Beautiful scenery. Steep at times but a very nice hike.

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Excellent trail with a cool, refreshing creek at the bottom.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The trail is pretty steep the whole way but I in no way would rate it as difficult, it's super nicely groomed and very wide. Make sure you go onto the goat rock trail and go up to goat rock! (purple blazes) the view is totally worth it!

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Beautiful views. Steep climb all the way up, then turn around and decend. Follow the pink trail markers. Other trails intersect with this one.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

I started at the campground and went up to the shelter located at the top of the trail. From there, I hiked the Mountain Top trail down to tower overlook, then down the short cut trail where it connects with the Dead Chief Trail. Returned on Dead Chief to where it connects back with the Gulpha Gorge trail and then down to the campground. Steep at first but then a nice and easy loop.

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