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Lower Dogwood Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. 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: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 406 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

hot springs

wild flowers

wildlife

city walk

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19 days ago

Trail was well maintained and easy, even for my 5 and 7 year olds. According to hot springs NP park maps you can connect to the Arlington trail and then get back onto the main roads but the Arlington trail has been closed or dead ends at the hotel... at their hot tub actually. According to signs you can only exit through the 7th floor of the Arlington hotel. We had a dog with us so we didn’t try that and just turned back to get out via the floral trail. So just FYI the Arlington trail DEAD ENDS.

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23 days ago

Followed the trail as shown and there was no sign of the tree taken in the picture nor was there any hot Springs or even a creek

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2 months ago

The upper and lower dogwood are very complicated. They intersect a lot with each other, and other trails that are not listed under the Alltrails database. I'll get them figured out one day. would like to explore this area more, but the meters running. By the way, that's number 4 this morning. Stay tuned!

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2 months ago

Great trail! The pictures showed a waterfall and I didn’t see that, so that was a little upsetting but that’s ok!

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rocky
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7 months ago

We actually combined the Upper and Lower trails for this hike into a longer loop. Quiet, not a single other hiker even though the mountain was absolutely packed with people. Lower Dogwood was rougher with several washed out areas but the Upper was very well maintained despite the lack of travel.

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11 months ago

Hot Springs National Park does great job maintaining this and other trails on the Park.

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Fri Mar 15 2019

Good walk, nice

Sat Dec 29 2018

Nice easy trail. Beautiful large trees.

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Sat Mar 31 2018

Well marked, pretty simple. There are absolutely no hot springs on this trail.

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