Hot Springs Mountain Trail

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Hot Springs Mountain Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs, Arkansas. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

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hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Nice loop with little traffic. Shaded well in the forest and mostly flat. This would be a good family hike.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Loops around the southern summit of Hot Springs Mountain. There are occasional nice views, but the summit road stays near the trail for most of its distance. A good family hike if you are visiting the national park.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

From a location standpoint this trail may appear isolated and tied to the tourist oriented lookout tower above downtown Hot Springs. In fact, the hidden trail is very hiker accessible and removed from the crowds, is wooded with mature trees and a cool shaded walk especially using interconnecting trails. We hiked up to it on the northeast side before 11am via the Goat Rock trail [moderate trail with great wooded mountain vistas looking eastward] starting from the Gulpha Springs National Park campground below which itself is situated in a lovely mountain stream gorge. By noon last summer we rounded North Mountain into the afternoon shade of large mixed pine and hardwoods. We descended into the back pool area of Arlington hotel for a late lunch at a local cafe downtown and, then, returning via the shaded Promenade [dashed line] above Bathouse Row, and the lower mtn base trail [ Dead Chief Trail] returning to the Gorge Rd. campground. Except for our brief excursion down to the city center it was all wooded, secluded and traffic free. Despite the scenic mountain drive nearby we did not cross the path cars, or encounter traffic, i.e. see cars and tourists. The trails on this mountain are wonderful way to experience the best of the Hot Springs environment including the springs off the Promenade just walking. We encountered less than a half dozen people on a summer weekday morning on the mountain. Click the other trails overlay on the map to get the connecting trails not show here.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Friday, August 23, 2013