Explore the most popular State Parks in Arkansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail, with a couple of different access points.

hiking
1 day ago

Went after a couple of days of rain, the rocks were slippery and there was water covering a good portion of the trail.

Love this trail. Just enough for a quick sweat! Little rock is humid, i see a lot of people going up without enough water. Hydration is important long or short hike.

This was my first ever over night. It was a fantastic 2 days on the trail. beautiful scenery and a great trail to test your skills! Can't wait to do it again.

I saw three Ozark Chinquapin trees on this trail! It was amazing to see this rare tree.

This trail was a nice little short walk through the woods, family friendly and clean of debris, up and down hills and beautiful construction of the stairs and bridges that you use to cross the small branch at the bottom of the hill

There was a very nice overview in the middle of the trail.

This trail had some cool rock formations along the way. I wish we could have gone into the bat caves!

easy hike

hiking
5 days ago

moderate.

Loved the trail and all the little side trails! Took us a while to find (and get to) the Needles Eye, but we never found the Window. We'll try again after the leaves fall. Highly recommend... get a map from the visitors center that shows all the different points on the trail ☺ Enjoy!

Loved this trail! Plenty of great scenery, well maintained and marked trails. Great trail to just relax and take your time on!

Great hike and probably pretty challenging for beginners. The falls are worth it though!

5 stars for the hills and how hard it was. I had to be on constant lookout for bikers that might run me over. Got lost, maybe it was my fault for missing the signs. Seemed like a lot of trails intersected a lot. I may or may not have got on a few and did parts of all of them. Lol. At any rate I did end up back at my car, so it was a great day hiking.

It was a pretty trail through the woods. The trail was moss covered on the second half after the view from the bluff. In late summer you can't see much from the bluff. The knats were terrible along with the spiderwebs. There were many deer and squirrels along the trail. In all, very enjoyable.

hiking
7 days ago

Exactly what you’d be expecting for a moderate loop hike. It was a good time! Well maintained — just watch the trees for the yellow markers and your good to go. Second half of the hike you can’t see the water at all, but if you did the loop backwards there’s a very steep gravel hill that you probably don’t want to go down, so I’d stick with going the regular route. If I could go back, I would go the regular route to the lookout point and then then around and go back on the same path. Same distance as the entire trail would be, but you get the view the entire time.

Took a little less than 2 hours and we did it in the morning, finishing at 11am, which was really nice because the sun wasn’t beating down and the trees provided the shade.

Also super nice that it’s so close to the visitor’s center to use the restroom, cool down, and fill up with water when you’re done.

This is Lake Catherine State Park's most popular trail. I hiked it on September 15 thinking I'd have it to myself due to the high heat and humidity. Not to be. There were MANY people out and about on this trail. It was very beautiful and the creek waters were crystal clear! I loved this short hike immensely. The suspension bridge was fun and the falls were flowing. I saw a snake and lots of pretty things.

I completed this trail on September 15 and hiked it primarily as a conditioning hike. It is somewhat steep going up but once on top, it's a flat easy hike. Leaf off hasn't happened yet so views were still obstructed. Saw some wildlife....turtle, deer and a chipmunk. It was hot and humid. Not too much to see really. Just a hike in the woods.

you can find peace on this trail if you're looking for it. the trail is adventurous and pretty. My dog and I loved it.

Worth seeing if in the area!

Lots of uphill with rocky steps up and down

hiking
9 days ago

Wow! What a gorgeous hike! Prepare for protruding roots, steep rocks, and absolute beauty!

Great hike for all ages, we saw kids as young as 3 walking the trail! Some more challenging portions with some good inclines, but no scrambling. Lots of features to look at including large crevasses next to the trail. Side note: all caves closed to protect bats from White Fungus Disease.

Nice hike .. well marked trails !

great little hike around the base of the mountain beautiful setting lots of shade. Recommend for everyone.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hiking for the family. Some drop offs but with proper guidance from parent child should be fine. Great views, no waterfall as it hasn't rained much recently, but still a really great hike. It was a quick trail but enough challenge for our kids (8 year olds) to be tired on the drive home.

mountain biking
11 days ago

This is a cool trail if you’re looking for a full body workout. Lot of rocks but the rocks are the good kind(planted and don’t roll). It’s a 6+ mile loop and an intermediate rider will average 4-5 mph, so plan accordingly. This is not a fast flowing trail. It’s a good technical trail with an abundance of rocks, but who doesn’t like rocks??

hiking
13 days ago

An excellent hiking trail with something interesting to see almost the entire way. I took the Grotto leg of the trail first which meant climbing out the Natural Bridge leg at the end. I think it would have been easier doing the reverse. Overall, a very enjoyable trail that can be very taxing depending on what shape you are in. Take plenty of water and snacks.

Really pretty, would be stunning in the fall with the color change. I don’t think I would have rated this as easy, there are some steep areas that you do have to watch your footing with. My parents, dog, and I enjoyed it and it got our heart rate up. The falls weren’t full at all but it hadn’t rained in a while.

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