Best Trails in Arkansas

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Arkansas, Washington County

00 :24 hrs
1 mi
27.710846 ft

This trail takes you past historic homes and ruins along with amazing rock facings. You mass the major Earle ruins and get an amazing look out view of the Cane Hill College. You will need a good pair of hiking shoes for this trail.


Arkansas, Logan County

03 :03 hrs
9.3 mi
499.44263 ft

This hike begins near the highest point in Arkansas atop Mount Magazine. You’ll follow the trail down past the bluffs ringing the mountaintop and descend fifteen hundred feet through dense hardwood and evergreen forest in the Ozark National Forest eventual arriving at Cove Lake. Given the length this hike it may be best enjoyed as a one-way adventure with a shuttle vehicle parked at the Cove Lake trailhead. Camping is allowed in the Ozark National Forest so a backpacking adventure is a possibility as well.


Arkansas, Washington County

00 :03 hrs
0.2 mi
27.152191 ft

This easy loop is great for walking and running. Takes you by historic home ruins and down the Jordan Creek. Lots of wild flowers. It starts where the Earle Trail (orange diamonds) cross the creek.


Arkansas, Benton County

03 :23 hrs
8.2 mi
89.47098 ft

This is a good beginner's backpacking trip. The trail is well worn and you'll have plenty of shade. It is very peaceful and has views of the lake. There are 5 sites for primitive camping.


Arkansas, Saline County

03 :44 hrs
20.7 mi
298.78662 ft

Easy drive. Amazing views. Not for those who do not like heights.


Arkansas, Washington County

00 :27 hrs
0.6 mi
34.678925 ft

Very simple hike that takes you through Historic Cane Hill! You can even pick up a pamphlet at the museum that tells you about all the buildings you walk by! It takes you over a natural spring and on beautiful rock facings. You start at the cemetery so if you like spooky things check it out! Almost all the buildings you walk by are on the National register of Historic Places.


Arkansas, Garland County

02 :05 hrs
8 mi
78.95499 ft

Cedar Glades offers a great variety of long, fast sections, banked corners, climbs and downhill. There are some technical portions, rocky and root covered typical of the Ouachita region. Scenery on this ride is good too and it is just across the road from Hot Springs National Park so there is plenty to do in the area.


Arkansas, Lincoln County

04 :00 hrs
14.9 mi
16.511913 ft

Riding at Cane Creek State Park you’ll find a well-constructed trail on rolling terrain. The surroundings vary from dense woodlands and cypress groves at a reservoirs edge to a grassy ride along a levee top adjacent to farmlands. This trail has many bridges including suspension bridges and some boardwalk riding through wetlands.


Arkansas, Montgomery County

04 :19 hrs
17 mi
278.50848 ft

This ride makes for a good day in the woods with excellent views, potentially dicey stream crossings and mountain solitude. The trail experiences significant elevation gain and a long downhill finish on a country road. The trail conditions are typical of the Ouachitas ranging from smooth to root covered and rocky. Bring enough water for a full day out.


Arkansas, Heber Springs

05 :19 hrs
54 mi
278.78748 ft

This ride tours the scenic country surrounding Greers Ferry Lake. Departing from the bustling community of Heber Springs the ride makes a long sustained climb along wood lined roadway reaching a summit just past Ida. You’ll continue on challenging, rolling asphalt though the towns of Greers Ferry and Pearson eventually returning to Heber Springs. Heber Springs, Drasco and Greers Ferry are the best spots along the tour to make pit stops and find services.

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