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Best trails in Hot Springs National Park

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Looking for a great trail near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Hot Springs National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hot Springs Northwoods Trail or Maumelle River WMA. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Hot Springs National Park ranging from 1.2 to 7.5 miles and from 324 to 1,410 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hot Springs National Park
Top trails (31)
#1 - Falls Branch Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
The trail begins near the campground and winds through the pine/hardwood forest of the park, crossing Little Canyon Creek several times. It eventually leads to a seasonal scenic waterfall on Falls Creek and works its way back to the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Goat Rock Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
From the overlook at North Mountain, take the short hike below the overlook and stay right, noting the novaculite stone bars placed to prevent erosion. Below the third switchback, the lower side of the trail opens to flowery glades that offer vistas of Indian Mountain and east Hot Springs. The trail becomes uneven and rocky here. After several hundred feet you will pass beneath huge novaculite boulders. Goat Rock Overlook is forty feet above you. A sign indicates the stairway to the overlook. Stone steps rise 240 nonvertical feet to the summit, which showcases a spectacular view of Indian Mountain.Show more
#3 - West Mountain Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Moderate inclines at times, but definitely a comfortable walk. The trail is wide and well-maintained.Show more
#4 - Sunset Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 13 mi • Est. 6 h 50 m
#5 - Gulpha Gorge Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 45 m
Park at the amphitheater parking area in Gulpha Gorge Campground. The trailhead is across Gulpha Creek at the end of the stepping stones; take the left trail. The first half of this trail is steep. To our right, Gulpha Gorge Trail winds up the mountain to meet Hot Springs Mountain Trail and Goat Rock Trail.Show more
#6 - Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Passes Hollywood Park and a dog park. Show more
#7 - West Mountain via Sunset Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#8 - The Grand Promenade and Side Trails
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
#9 - Peak Trail
Hot Springs National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 46 m
#10 - Horseshoe Mountain Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
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