Summit Park Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Summit Park Trail is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Dardanelle, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
337 feet

dogs on leash


trail running



2 days ago

I probably wouldn’t do the summit trail again, there is one section that has three different trails you can take, all marked red, but only one follows the map. Also, the bottom had a very snaky looking area with an algae pond and lots of vegetation on the trail. It was a good workout climbing back up...although I wish it was more maintained.

5 days ago

If not long, it is a challenge. Map can be confusing. Use care in deciphering the route. Toward the end, trail requires some challenging, hands-on climbing. Some trail markers not clear. But lots of variety. Glad we did it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

This trail was a bit confusing in places, but the serenity and scenery were amazing. There were places in the trail that were quite grown over with ivy, but it made it a little more adventurous. Some parts of the trail required climbing up with hands, or scrambling up, rather. The views in multiple places were gorgeous.

Monday, May 04, 2015

This trail is definitely moderate-strenuous. It has a self-guided brochure to take along with stations along the way. I was expecting more historical stations, but they are more general nature facts than historical. Make sure that you go to the right on the first fork (toward the bridge below)...the signage was not clear on that part! That will take you across a small bridge and to a spring at the bottom which is pretty. The last part ascending is the most difficult of the trail, big steps. Woodsy hike, with a few views toward the end...when you come out, stop off at Lover's Leap for a beautiful panorama.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

My favorite trail system, by far, in the state of Arkansas. The system gives you a little bit of everything, but stay to the North Trail. It takes you around each side of the mountain, gives you a good view of the entire small range, and the topography is just breathtaking. A great physical challenge for even the most adept hikers, the up and down will really get your heart going! The views of Lake Dardanelle on the Northwest side are just gorgeous. So underrated. 4 trips there and counting.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Great little trail! Go just after a rain and enjoy the falls.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Challenging hike! Impressive boulder fields and awesome views. Be sure to pick up the brochure for this trail at the visitor center. Mount Nebo is one of our most favorite places!

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