Explore the most popular birding trails near Hot Springs National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
rocky
17 hours ago

Trail is open again

Fabulous day breathing fresh air and hiking with the family. A little wet and muddy but worth it!

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail. There was a nice waterfall at the end and a tiny cave.

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail. Easy to follow. But there are no
good views.

Falls were great, whole trail a special scenic area.

Did it with my 4 year old and 18 month old on my back, challenging, but totally doable!

Trail closed, contact park for update

hiking
21 days ago

Trail map was different than actual trail. Just a simple walk. no views.

hiking
21 days ago

went in the early afternoon end of December and views and little waterfalls are amazing!! cant wait to see this place when it's hot with leaves!! this one is a must. pretty easy even with our dog.

Nice easy trail. Beautiful large trees.

hiking
24 days ago

Fun easy hike for the family!

hiking
25 days ago

Only things taking away from our journey were a lack of views and a lack of guidance. There are areas in the Southeast portion of the trail where various other trails overlap and if you're not careful you can easily lose your way. We made a wrong turn that added about a mile to our trek but were able to correct ourselves in downtown Hot Springs. Mentally a great accomplishment to complete this trail.

hiking
28 days ago

This trail is currently closed.

on Falls Branch Trail

hiking
28 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed the hike. The trail was fairly easy and scenic, with exception to a couple spots you need to be careful.

Nice easy trail. Just wish it had an “overlook” spot to see the scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Super nice hike from bathhouse row up to sunset trail and back. Very peaceful once you are on the opposite ridge...no more city noise. Some fantastic grades...nice and long too! Could get in some nice running on some sections. Lunched perched on Balance Rock...clear and bright sky, perfect temp, nice wind.....very cathartic. It’s a great way to spend a relaxing day on the trail and be back to the hotel for dinner!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Very well marked, wear stable shoes to prevent ankle rolls.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a quick, easy hike. The trail is wide and easy to navigate, toward the end the trail becomes more rocky and can be difficult for some. Overall, it's worth the hike and offers a pleasant view of the city.

hiking
1 month ago

It was definitely a moderate trail (return is mostly uphill) that anyone with basic fitness could do! A beautiful lookout atop of Goat Rock for a little snack before heading back up.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent family hike with kids. If it's hot, there's a great swimming hole.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with big cliff and good views.

Very steep hike from downtown but there are some nice views on the way to Gulpha Gorge.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike from Gulpha Gorge Campground. Connects to a few other trails. It is not called Dead Chief on the signs.

Great view, continued onto other trails

2 months ago

It’s very short and easy hiking!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. The entire hike you’re hiking next to a stream/ creek. The trail is maintained- Thankfully everyone cleans up after themselves. I did not see any litter. We went late November and all the leaves have dropped. Still breathtaking. Lot of exposed roots along the hike.

This was a great trail and we accomplished it in 5 hours. Definitely needs a crosswalk at the intersection of park ave and highway 7

trail running
2 months ago

Not too technical. The sounds of falling water are so peaceful. Not too busy in November.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a quick afternoon hike! Well-maintained, wildlife and managed to see leaves before all had fallen.

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