We love to brag about Arkansas being the Natural State. So if you’re looking for incredible outdoor adventures to get your heart pumping, Baptist Health has compiled a list of incredible trails in Arkansas that are for beginners, families and pro hikers.
Feaster Trail, Arkadelphia (Moderate)
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This 2.7 mile trail is a beautiful asphalt paved trail that offers scenic views of the Ouachita River. Arkansans love to bike, walk, or in-line skate on this trail. This trail begins at an altitude of 256 feet and has an elevation gain of approximately 211 feet.
Grand Promenade, Hot Springs (Easy)
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The Grand Promenade is a brick paved trail that offers a route parallel to the historic sites of Hot Springs. This half mile walking or running trail has views of the Arlington Lawn, the hot springs cascade and more.
North Rim Trail, Mount Magazine Park (Strenuous)
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If you’re looking for a more strenuous trail, the North Rim Trail is approximately 2.2 miles. This trail culminates at the highest point in Arkansas. You will glimpse the stunning bluffs on the way to the top.
Yellow Rock Trail, Devil’s Den State Park (Moderate)
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One of the most popular trails in Arkansas, Yellow Rock Trail in Devil’s Den State Park spans 3 miles and yields an unobstructed view of the Lee Creek Valley, glades of cedar and unique rock formations.
Seven Hollows Trail, Petit Jean State Park (Moderate)
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Seven Hollows Trail is a moderately strenuous trail. The full trail is a 4.4 mile loop that features a beautiful waterfall at the end. Most people comment on the beautiful caves, interesting rock patterns and the greenery along the trail. We recommend that everyone wears footwear with extra grip on this trail, as the water makes the rocks slippery.
If you’re planning an outdoor adventure, read our blog about exercising safely in the heat before you take on the trails of Arkansas.