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Upper Dogwood Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers 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: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 226 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

On this trail, you will pass through a dense old growth forest with trees over 200 years old! This is a good walk for the city and has shade unlike the nearby Goat Rock Trail.

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1 month ago

This was an easy a very nice trail

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1 month ago

This trail is extremely easy and quick. However, some of the trees are truly beautiful. I never quite felt that on the other Hot Springs trails, so because of that I recommend it. It was also much more quiet and serene than Goat Rock and Gulpha Gorge. I don’t recall hearing any vehicles and I saw no one else.

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3 months ago

*****DO NOT DO UPPER DOGWOOD OR LOWER DOGWOOD**** we entered through using the Canyon Ct street parking area and we hiked for 30 minutes or less, we were COVERED in DEER TICKS!!! They are falling from the trees onto you!!!

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10 months ago

Well kept trails for everyone.

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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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Tue Sep 18 2018

Very basic. Quick half mile, but quite a few spider webs you run in to — look out!

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Fri Sep 07 2018

Basic trail through the woods, not much different than the others on the mountain but I enjoyed it. Mostly flat and good footing, well shaded.

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