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Peak Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 357 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Walking Forest Views Wild flowers
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall , Little Rock, AR, 72201, Phone: 501-682-7777

Directions from Hot Springs: This scenic trail begins midway down the Grand Promenade.

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Denny Lehman
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Ace Nicole
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Timothy Stroman
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Dale Winslow
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Angelo Tarver
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Nice hike, beautiful views. Steep hike up, nice coming down.

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Joe Stallings
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This is more of a moderate hike as it's a gradual elevation change up to the top. It's starts in the town of Hot Srpings. This should be doable for nearly anyone if you pace yourself. The view at the top at the pavilion is pretty awesome, and obviously the Hot Springs lookout tower is worth the $8 to the top. But just a forewarning: if you've been hiking and you get on the elevator, it's extremely humid and you may start sweating like crazy. Also, just a note that there is a mesh of interconnected trails in Hot Springs National Park. The park maps are helpful, so pay close attention to those (and take a pic to use as a reference on your phone later if you need it).

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Mark Seaman
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Kay Tsai-Weinberg
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Peak trail is pretty steao. Honey Suckle Trail has a more gentle slope. We got to the trail by 6:30. We saw only 3 people on the trail. We got there before the observation tower was open. That was the only downside. We were trying to avoid crowds, so overall a great time to be out hiking.

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Justin Luthey
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Would have been 4 stars if the tower didn’t have a 45 min wait. Views on the trail were only so-so

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Adam Williams
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Easy trail and fun bc any route you take is safe. You will not have trouble navigating. The trails are located right next to the old downtown which is fun for after.

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Amber Moreno
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Reward at the top. There’s a very nice view at the top of the Peak. Beautiful photo opportunity. It was very steep, great leg day workout.

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Lady Wings
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Great for beginners like myself. Has lots of resting areas along the way. Trail is alongside the road ins one areas. If you’re taking kids be sure to keep them close.

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Brice Gibbs
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YO ADRIAN, I DID IT!!!! #3

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Crystal McCraw
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Great trail. Quick elevation raise on the up swing..... at the top is Lookout Tower. Had to ask a Ranger for that tidbit. Lol. Other than that, it was great!

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Marissa Clauson
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This was a good trail for beginners. I took my 9yr old and she loved it. Will do again and bring my dog.

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Brian Swindle
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We entered from Bathhouse Row, between the two eagle columns. Gives you kind of a royal flourish to begin your journey. All uphill but you're there before you know it. Then we paid our $5 (with National Park Pass) to walk up all 8 flights of stairs of the 185-foot tower. You have the option of taking the elevator, but you just hiked up the hill so why not finish the job? Plus the interior of the observation deck had great air conditioning and a water fountain at the gift shop at the base. ProTip: To maintain the spirit of the Hot Springs, I filled my bottle with the free 143° spring water at the tap to the right of the bathhouses; by the time I reached the summit, it was cool enough to drink. Warm, but drinkable. I'm weird like that.

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James Catalfamo
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1-29-2019, i did this trail because i didn't want to drive up to the tower and the 1920's gazebo. very nice short walk (trail 4 stars). the gazebo was totally awesome and views were nice. the tower looks really cool. once i got in the tower pass the gift shop i started to notice how unloved the tower was. stained ceiling titles, old dirty carpet and rusted benches with mildew water around them. the tower needs a face lift and a badly remodel. i hate giving low reviews. i get no pleasure out of it. the views from there made up for it. i don't think i'll be back but all in all i was glad to be there once.

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DJ Goodman
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Beautiful area in the Hot Srpings National Park. We first walked up the tower and enjoyed the views. The trail actually starts directly behind the tower and immediatley leads into the woods descending down quickly towards the Promenade Trail. After enjoying Bathhouse Row, i returned back to the trail. The quick hike up was just as beautiful but very hot in the late June summer heat. Enjoy the National Park, it's a good one!

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Joe Johnson
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Short sweet trail up to the mountain tower at Hot Springs. Steep at portions but the trail is well maintained and a lot of shade coverage

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Sue S
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We walked up and down after dinner. Good way to work off those margarita calories!

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Caroline H
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Trail is rated as easy, but not sure what that is defined as because this trail is pretty steep and makes you break a sweat. Definitely wouldn’t be easy for my elderly parents. Nothing special, just a quick hike to the mountain tower. No benches along the trail, small gift shop, picnic tables and mountain tower at top.

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Sandy Kliewer
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Pretty steep trail that takes you to the top of the mountain to the Mountain Tower in Hot Springs National Park. Park map says it is a 12% grade. View is great at the top.

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William Branam
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Great trail! The trail was wide enough for two people to walk side by side. Once we got to the top it was breathtaking. The tower didn’t open until 8 am but we just waited and enjoyed the view for a few minutes. Very great morning hike!

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Michael Hotaling
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It was a very open nice easy hike

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Gilbert Morales
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Be careful to follow the official mark trail because All Trail App is wrong. See my actual GPS walk for the actual official marked trail.

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Hobbit Hideout
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Great trail with some climbing and views. Great park to visit and dogs allowed.

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Dianne Hollis
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Nice trail and as others have noted, its main purpose is to get you to the tower. I found it fairly steep and a good way to get the blood moving.

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Thomas Strawn
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A nice morning hike after biking too the trailhead through town.

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Alicia Wright
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Missy Tried to kill me on this trail today! lol the burn was good! seen two beautiful bright Red Birds with Black underneath them.

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John Cooper
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Definitely a good mountain trail for Arkansas. The trail is very clean and well kept by Hot Springs!

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