Hot Springs Sunset Trail Full Circle

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Hot Springs Sunset Trail Full Circle is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs, Arkansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2529 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

city walk

historic site

Started in front of the Admin Building and up the Promenade to Dead Chief Trail. Completely circled the park. Finished along the south side of West Mountain to Oak Trail then on to Exchange St exit.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail allows you to start and finish at the same location. The official park trail map starts at Gulpha Gorge and finishes on West Mountain which means that you would have to park a car at the trailhead and the finish. This route simply starts and ends downtown using other hiking trails to connect the gap. This is a very long hike and you should set aside several hours to complete. My gps measured 13.13 miles. Parts of the trail are very steep and washed out. Take plenty of water, there are no water sources along the way. Plenty of deer to see along the way.