Hiking Arkansas  by Janie & Wyatt Jones

Hiking Arkansas Guide Book

by Janie & Wyatt Jones (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Arkansas  by Janie & Wyatt Jones
Here are 68 of the best day hikes, nature walks, and backpacking options that the Natural State has to offer. From the barrier-free 0.4 mile Trees of the Forest Trail to 172 miles of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, Hiking Arkansas has memorable routes to please hikers of every stripe. The authors introduce you to the state's diverse environments via winding trails amid craggy sandstone bluffs, dramatic overhangs, and rock glades, and meandering paths through lowland hardwood forests, bayous, and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Trails from the "Hiking Arkansas" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 68.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.

This trail passes through a lowland hardwood forest, travels alongside a bayou, and then tours the historic Arkansas Post town site. When traveling to Arkansas Post, one is struck by the simple beauty ...
Gould, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This former mail route features spectacular panoramic views of the Ouachita Mountains. A mystical cave, located 35 feet below the trail on the south side of Brushy Mountain, adds to the hiker’s experi ...
Glenwood, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
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This trail typifies the terrain of the Gulf Coastal Plain region, with bottomland, sandhills, and forest. White Oak Lake State Park, located in the Gulf Coastal Plain region of south Arkansas, presen ...
Bluff City, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
Two connecting loop trails meander through a variety of wildlife habitats. The main trail’s surface is black shale; side trails are dirt. Ribbons are tied around some of the trees that line the path, ...
Mayflower, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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This trail around the lofty heights of Mt. Nebo features huge sandstone boulders. Bench Road Trail follows an old roadbed that circles around the mountain just below Rim Trail. The trees of the fore ...
Dardanelle, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This trail loops through the forest below Bull Shoals Dam. Bull Shoals takes its name from the French word “boill,” meaning a large spring. Edmund Jennings was the first English-speaking visitor to th ...
Flippin, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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This trail, home to lots of interesting wildlife and plants, winds along Big Brushy Creek and shares part of its path with the Ouachita Trail. The area in and around Mount Ida and Hot Springs is also ...
Pencil Bluff, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.7
These trails make a consecutive loop through the park. Where one ends, the other begins. The route goes through woodlands and a historic town site, beside a river, and around a lake. Old Davidsonville ...
Hoxie, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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This mostly hard-surfaced trail system, which passes through the Prairie Creek floodplain, was designed as a jogging and fitness trail set amidst a wildlife sanctuary. Lake Dardanelle provides some of ...
Russellville, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
The trail runs roughly parallel to the Buffalo River through wilderness areas and along multicolored palisades. The trail leaves the parking area, crosses AR 21 and Smith Creek, and starts meandering ...
Clarksville, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 36.5
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This backpacking trail, which loops through Devil’s Den State Park and part of the Ozark National Forest, features scenic views, historic sites, waterfalls, and geologic benches. Devil’s Den State Par ...
Winslow, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
This trail parallels the shoreline of a peninsula extending into beautiful Lake Ouachita. This is one of the most pleasant hikes you are likely to experience. Views of the lake are consistently beauti ...
Hot Springs, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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This trail winds down into Cedar Creek Canyon and ends at one of Arkansas’s tallest and most beautiful waterfalls. Petit Jean State Park is located atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. Spectacular ...
Oppelo, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
This paved out-and-back trail runs along the Lake Charles shoreline. Lake Charles State Park is located in the northeastern Ozark foothills where, millions of years ago, the land was covered by a huge ...
Powhatan, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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This trail is shaded by lots of pine trees near the lakeshore. Maple, oak, and sweet gum trees are well represented along this easy-to-follow dirt trail, but pine trees predominate. Ground cover inclu ...
Caddo Valley, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
This trail meanders through a pine and hardwood forest and along the bank of White Oak Lake. The trail, blazed in blue, starts off on level ground that is thickly covered with pine cones. The most c ...
Bluff City, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This trail features rolling hills, a woodland stream, and a boardwalk over the park pond. Geese honk on the pond, and flowers bloom along the pathway. The sweet nectar of yellow jasmine attracts a var ...
McNeil, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
This ridge trail crosses arroyos through the hilly and curvy woodlands of Crowley’s Ridge. Dancing Rabbit Trail gets its name from a story told by Native Americans, who favored the area as a hunting c ...
Walcott, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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This trail goes out onto a promontory overlooking Bull Shoals Lake. Because of the flowering dogwood, this trail is popular in springtime, but it’s also full of glorious color in autumn, with a red c ...
Lakeview, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
This is the longest loop trail in the state of Arkansas. The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is very popular with out-of-state hikers as well as native Arkansans. The loop is a combination of parts of the Littl ...
Glenwood, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 26.8
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