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Hot Springs Mountain Scenic Drive is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 538 ft Route type Loop
Scenic driving Forest Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Hot Springs Mountain Drive begins at the end of Fountain Street which is off Central Avenue downtown. Built as a carriage road in the 1880s, it has switchbacks that will take you to the top to a picnic area, the Pagoda overlook, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. You can continue on to North Mountain Loop and then back down to Fountain Street.

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P Laflin
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Lovely mountain views but always with sounds of traffic

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Stacey Hann
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Mountain Tower was a huge disappointment! Covered in wasps, mold and super dirty. Was in less than 5 minutes and never plan to return or recommend!

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Valerie Barton
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Scenic driving

Nice scenic drive. Would love to come back in the Fall when there is more color.

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Puppy Happy
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This could not be a more perfect spot for esk8ers to ride (as traffic can't even get to 25mph). I can't wait to come back and do a night ride.

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Paul Dowling
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Scenic driving

Nice scenic drive

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Brice Gibbs
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Scenic drivingGreat!

It's not very scenic when it's dark and your flying around the curves and up the mountain at about 9pm. My passenger felt a bit sick afterwards. Good Times!!!

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Lacey Sykes
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Scenic driving

Quick drive thru with the kids. A few nice views along the way.

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Brice Gibbs
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Scenic driving

Juuust a bit curvy!

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Linda Green
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Scenic driving

Tried to do this route again after hoping some of the photo folks had dispersed. Never happened.

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Linda Green
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Fun scenic drive up the mountain BUT tourists made it impossible. They were sitting in the middle of the road taking photos and selfies. There were people doing shots in wedding attire, school uniforms, and matching family outfits around every curve. One even had props they had to remove from the roadway so we could keep driving. Yes, the fall colors are pretty but they were in the middle of the road!! Craziness.

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Sam Vandewater
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For such a short drive at the (formally) smallest national park, it is quite beautiful and enjoyable. There are various pullouts to get a panoramic, some better than others, and the town is even better. Saw lots of deer, a raccoon, and plenty other small wildlife.

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Randy Free
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Glenn Weems
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Lisa Graves
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Anumeha Chordia
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Thien Ta
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Cornelia Rollerson
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Alan Farmer
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Stephanie Madsen
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Kenneth Pardue
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Sinh Nguyen
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Brice Gibbs
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Lady Wings
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MJ Primozic
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Austin Fogerty
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Kenneth Moneagle
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Daniel Bratta
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Kristi White
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Victor Alexander
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