Rim Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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Rim Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dardanelle, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
318 feet

dogs on leash






Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 West State Highway 155 Dardanelle 72834 mountnebo@arkansas.com 479-229-3655

7 days ago

We hiked this trail last weekend. It is by far one of my favorites. So many beautiful views even in the middle of summer. There was just enough challenge without being too hard. I don’t recommend bringing pets or young children to this one but is absolutely AMAZING!

7 days ago

great for novice hikers. Great views along the entire rim of beautiful Mt Nebo.

23 days ago

Trail is well maintained and marked. Connects to multiple overlooks and bluffs with rest areas and trash disposal. Views are gorgeous. Well worth the hike.

2 months ago

Beautiful rocky trail with a few climbs and ledges. Passed some of the park cabins and residences. Mix of bluffs, forest and rocky areas. Definitely worth the hike at this beautiful state park.

4 months ago

I removed 1 star because of all the broken glass on trail. The park needs to prohibit glass containers - this is the worst litter that I’ve experienced and such a busy trail! Beautiful views!

4 months ago

Nice trail. Very well maintained. Some very good views of surrounding area.

5 months ago

It is a very strenuous trail but there are amazing views!

5 months ago

Great views!

5 months ago

Great views on all of the trail. Nice waterfall when flowing. Deer and other wildlife. Stop on sunset point to watch the sun drop behind the adjacent mountains. May even see a hang glider launch on a couple of places.

7 months ago

Beautiful views, interesting rock faces and diverse terrain. A really great trail. I went in late December- 31 degrees- and saw some awesome icicle formations as well. Would definitely recommend.

10 months ago

This trail is just easy enough it won't wipe you out for the day, and just challenging enough you'll feel like you've accomplished something. Beautiful vistas, boulders the size of Volkswagens, and shaded walks through the woods make it complete. Wouldn't recommend it for smaller kids, and although dogs are allowed there are areas I don't believe most could manage. Take plenty of water and be prepared to take pictures.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This was my first trail to ever hike. My daughter and I went and we loved it. Beautiful scenery and well marked. We did get a little confused finding the trail where it crossed the road but a nice camper helped us out. We did see a green snake but it didn't bother us lol. The ladies at the visitor center are so sweet and amazingly supportive. Loved Mount Nebo. Would go again for sure.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Loved this trail. Great trail. Easy to follow.

Monday, March 06, 2017

well kept trail with great views

Monday, February 20, 2017

Great trail beautiful views

Monday, February 20, 2017

Incredible views. One of my new favorite trails!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beautiful views!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

I've been on the trail nearly all my life and I have to say it's one of my most favorite trails! I prefer more difficult trails that include climbing rocks and such but you still can't go wrong with this trail! Highly recommended!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great trail with endless views!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Awesome views! Most of this trail is easy, but there are some more strenuous areas. I saw a lot of deer, lizards, rabbits, etc. The trail is right on the edge of the mountain in some locations so keep that in mind if you bring your kids. I don't have any, but I would probably have died of a heart attack if I did.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

very nice easy

Monday, September 05, 2016

I took my college backpacking class this past Friday 9-2-2016 on a Friday afternoon and it was perfect!! Trail was well maintained!!
This trail is perfect for a big group of people that wants to walk side by side or in general walk and talk instead of climbing over logs, up hills, etc.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Gorgeous trail! We witnessed a beautiful sunset. We actually ended up getting lost after the sunset (Totally our fault. Not a difficult trail at all). Made for a great story later on!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nice trail with beautiful views. Please take out what you bring in...broken glass, beer bottles and other trash on the trail. Will come back another time to check out other trails as storms are expected in the next hour or so and I'd prefer not getting caught out in them.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Super swag tasting trail. Absolutely loved it and have gone back twice. A word of caution: if you decide to climb one of the bluffs lining the trail, be aware that you will be climbing into someone's backyard. But it's a great trail with great views!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Did this trail yesterday some beautiful views.. Nice waterfall! Would like to go back rent a cabin and spend two days for the other trails and to have more leisure time. Beautiful mountain!!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The views were spectacular! It was a great hike! I little tough and scary in some areas but still great!

Monday, November 02, 2015

I love this trail, great weekend!

Friday, October 02, 2015

This is a great trail along the rim of Mount Nebo with amazing views. We hiked it from the campgrounds to the northern outlook point to watch the sunset. We also hiked the same trail in the morning to the southern overlook point to watch the sunrise.

Full disclosure, this trail seems to disappear at some points going south, and is goes very close to a few private residences going north. Our hiking of this trail was supplemented with walking along the main road. I would have rated lower due to this, but the views from this trail are just too amazing.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Go after a rain for the waterfalls that otherwise are dry. Great views

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