Top Adventures in Hot Springs

  • Hike Hot Springs Mountain then Soak at Buckstaff Bathhouse

    Start your day at the Buckstaff Bathhouse. I would recommend doing the hike first and the traditional bath experience after, but depending on the day and time of year, the bathhouse may be closed in the afternoon. You can check their hours here. A...

    5 miles

  • Camp at Lake Catherine State Park

    Lake Catherine State Park offers fully-equipped cabins, over 60 tent and RV campsites, and a small marina selling everything you need for a perfect day on the lake. The beautiful tree covered campground offers a swimming beach, picnic sites, playg...

  • Hike the Falls Branch Trail in Lake Catherine SP

    The 3 trailheads to get to the Falls Branch waterfall can all be accessed within Lake Catherine SP. Follow the main road to the very end of the park, passing the amphitheater just before you reach the trails parking lot. The three trails you can t...

    1.6 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the Caddo Bend Trail

    Located within the Lake Ouachita State Park, the Caddo Bend Trail is an wonderful 2-3 hour hike. Although promenently covered by shade the entire 4 miles, the Ouachita Lake area can be very hot in the summer and the trail should be done in the mor...

    4 miles

  • Hike the Pinnacle Mountain West Summit Trail

    This rocky trail begins at the park picnic grounds and winds its way to the top of Pinnacle Mountain. From the top is a spectacular view of Lake Maumelle, the Arkansas River Valley, the Ouachita Mountains and west Little Rock. This is truly a brea...

    1.5 miles 1011 ft gain

  • Hike the Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trail

    The East Summit trail is a 1.5 out and back that reaches a final elevation of 1,011ft. The trailhead is in the southeast corner of the East Summit Parking Lot on Pinnacle Valley Road. Walk about 10 yards down the trail to the junction, take the ri...

    1.5 miles 1011 ft gain

  • Hike The Rock Valley & East Quarry Trail, Pinnacle Mountain SP

    The Rock Valley Trail and East Quarry Trail trailheads can be found on the Southeast side of the vistors center parking lot (Make sure the take the small walk up the stairs to the nearby overlook before your hike). This portion of the trail is hea...

    2.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean SP

    Start the trail at the marked Seven Hollows Trailhead just off of Petit Jean Mountain Road- there's a small parking lot and signage board. The path is dog-friendly, with lots of springtime stream crossings and swimming opportunities.  You can choo...

    4.5 miles

  • Hike to Cedar Falls

    When I did this hike it was unbelievable. This entire valley looks like something out of a painting. If at all possible, I recommend that you plan your trip around the rain, because after a heavy rain the valley is full of waterfalls.Getting there...

    2 miles

  • Camp at Petit Jean SP

    Located between Ft. Smith and Little Rock, just south of Interstate 40, you will find the state treasure that is Petit Jean State Park. Its central location makes it very easy for any one to visit. The main hub of the State Park is the beautiful M...

  • Photograph Crooked Creek Falls

    This 16 ft waterfall is located just off the road, and can be combined with a day trip to Little Missouri Falls, nearby.

  • Backpack the Eagle Rock Loop

    Located in Ouachita National Forest, Eagle Rock Loop is Arkansas' longest loop, perfect for a 3-4 day backpack. There are multiple places to begin this trip, as there are 4 trailheads along the route; (1) Albert Pike Recreation Area, (2) Little Mi...

    26 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Hot Springs Township, Arkansas

      Hot Springs National Park KOA

    • Hale Township, Arkansas

      Brady Mountain

      Overview Brady Mountain Campground delights visitors with its family-friendly facilities, fabulous views and idyllic placement on Arkansas's Lake Ouachita. The lake attracts visitors who come for t...

    • Royal, Arkansas

      Crystal Springs

      Overview Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Approximately 1.2 million people visit the lake each yea...

    • Bismarck, Arkansas

      Tiffany's Bed And Breakfast

      Feel yourself begin to relax as soon as you turn into our driveway. Your senses will be greeted by 60 acres of woods, the sound of birds chirping, the fragrant scent of flowers blooming, the touch ...

      From $139/night

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Arlie Moore

      Overview Arlie Moore Campground sits on the northern banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. Hikers find Arlie Moore particularly inviting. In past years, the National Recr...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Caddo Drive

      Overview Caddo Drive Campground sits along the pristine shores of Degray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. The area offers stunning scenery and panoramic views, and Caddo was awarded...

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