Best Trails of Arkansas

This list represents the most popular trails in Arkansas. Use this list to plan your next Arkansas outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Eagle Rock Loop

    24 Reviews

    Glenwood, AR

    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 ...
    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the longest loop trail in the state of Arkansas. The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is very popular with out-of-state hikers ...

  • #2 Devil's Den State Park

    8 Reviews

    West Fork, AR

    Devil's Den State Park is mountain bike heaven. The park management enthusiastically supports the sport of mountain biking, and most trails in the park are open to cycling. The two loops most ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Devil's Den State Park is mountain bike heaven. The park management enthusiastically supports the sport of mountain biking, ...

  • #3 Ozark Highlands Trail

    8 Reviews

    Alma, AR

    This scenic wilderness trail traverses the Ozark National Forest and ends at the Buffalo National River. Established by a presidential proclamation in 1908, the Ozark National Forest covers 1,055,000 ...
    •  152 miles
    •  Guide

    This scenic wilderness trail traverses the Ozark National Forest and ends at the Buffalo National River. Established by a ...

  • #4 Tyler Bend

    4 Reviews

    Harrison, AR

    This picturesque campground is nestled in Tyler Bend of the Buffalo National River. If the Army Corps of Engineers had had its way, Tyler Bend would be under water. Just downstream is the site ...
    •  Guide

    This picturesque campground is nestled in Tyler Bend of the Buffalo National River. If the Army Corps of Engineers had had ...

  • #5 Mill Creek ATV Trails

    4 Reviews

    Cass, AR

    The Mill Creek ATV Trails meander up, over, and through some of the most remote and scenic areas of the Ozark National Forest. This 42-mile trail system consists of a main loop of 27 miles interlaced ...
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mill Creek ATV Trails meander up, over, and through some of the most remote and scenic areas of the Ozark National Forest. ...

  • #6 Lost Valley Trail

    4 Reviews

    Osage, AR

    This scenic trail along Clark Creek features caves and waterfalls. Flashlights are necessary for exploring Eden Falls Cave. The trail crosses a wooden bridge over Clark Creek, passing an amphitheater ...
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This scenic trail along Clark Creek features caves and waterfalls. Flashlights are necessary for exploring Eden Falls Cave. ...

  • #7 North Sylamore Trail

    4 Reviews

    Mountain View, AR

    This trail follows the pristine waters of North Sylamore Creek and passes through a wide variety of scenery, from creek bottoms to mighty bluffs. Follow the fence until it ends and then turn ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail follows the pristine waters of North Sylamore Creek and passes through a wide variety of scenery, from creek bottoms ...

  • #8 Wolf Pen Gap Trail

    3 Reviews

    Mena, AR

    The Wolf Pen Gap Trail is a 41-mile network of trails developed and maintained for mountain bikes and off-road vehicles. It is a mix of short sections of gravel road, abandoned double-tracks, ...
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wolf Pen Gap Trail is a 41-mile network of trails developed and maintained for mountain bikes and off-road vehicles. ...

  • #9 Camp Robinson Trails

    3 Reviews

    Little Rock, AR

    This is great place to ride for cyclists of all skill levels. Climbs are short, and most grades are easy. Just lots of hard-packed single-track, twisting and turning through the lush woods that ...
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    This is great place to ride for cyclists of all skill levels. Climbs are short, and most grades are easy. Just lots of hard-packed ...

  • #10 Little Missouri River: Albert Pike Campground to US 70 Bridge

    2 Reviews

    Langley, AR

    The Little Missouri River begins in the Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area and flows southeast to Greeson Lake. The river cuts through the Ouachita Mountains, creating the spectacular Little ...
    •  2 sections range from 4 to 6.4 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    The Little Missouri River begins in the Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area and flows southeast to Greeson Lake. The river ...

  • #11 Little Blakely Trail

    5 Reviews

    Hot Springs, AR

    This 18-mile trail network consists of five loops of varying difficulties. It uses a combination of old forest roads and newly constructed single-track to explore a wooded peninsula extending ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This 18-mile trail network consists of five loops of varying difficulties. It uses a combination of old forest roads and ...

  • #12 Little Missouri Trail

    2 Reviews

    Salem, AR

    This trail winds along a portion of the Little Missouri River, with outstanding views of waterfalls, wildlife, and hardwood and old-growth pine trees. The Albert Pike Recreation Area, located ...
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail winds along a portion of the Little Missouri River, with outstanding views of waterfalls, wildlife, and hardwood ...

  • #13 Ozark

    3 Reviews

    Harrison, AR

    Ozark doesn’t have the grand bluffs found at Steel Creek, but this peaceful riverside hideaway is a comfortable place to relax. Its campsites form a ring around a grassy meadow next to the Buffalo ...
    •  Guide

    Ozark doesn’t have the grand bluffs found at Steel Creek, but this peaceful riverside hideaway is a comfortable place to ...

  • #14 Mount Magazine - Cove Lake Trail System

    4 Reviews

    Paris, AR

    This trail system starts near the tallest peak in Arkansas and winds down the mountain past old homestead sites, through virgin forests, along imposing blufflines, by mossy glades, and around ...
    •  17.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail system starts near the tallest peak in Arkansas and winds down the mountain past old homestead sites, through ...

  • #15 Cedar Falls Trail

    3 Reviews

    Oppelo, AR

    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. S ...
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail winds down into Cedar Creek Canyon and ends at one of Arkansas’s tallest and most beautiful waterfalls. Petit ...

  • #16 Lake Sylvia Trail Complex

    2 Reviews

    Perryville, AR

    This series of trails includes a section of the Ouachita Trail, a spur to a spectacular overlook, an interpretive loop, and an easy lakeshore path. Located in the northeast corner of the Ouachita ...
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This series of trails includes a section of the Ouachita Trail, a spur to a spectacular overlook, an interpretive loop, and ...

  • #17 Butterfield Hiking Trail

    10 Reviews

    AR

    Butterfield Hiking Trail is a hiking trail in Crawford County and Washington County, Arkansas. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 1,639 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles ...
    •  3.8 miles

    Butterfield Hiking Trail is a hiking trail in Crawford County and Washington County, Arkansas. It is 3.8 miles long and begins ...

  • #18 Frog Bayou: Mountainburg (Ash Street Low-Water Bridge) to US 64

    3 Reviews

    Mountainburg, AR

    The headwaters of Frog Bayou are on the north slope of Shepherd Mountain in Crawford County, Arkansas. The stream flows generally west until it reaches the impoundment of Lake Fort Smith, a part ...
    •  5 sections range from 1 to 4 hours
    •  24.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The headwaters of Frog Bayou are on the north slope of Shepherd Mountain in Crawford County, Arkansas. The stream flows generally ...

  • #19 Lower Ouachita River: Remmel Dam to Rockport

    2 Reviews

    Malvern, AR

    Locally, the section from Remmel Dam to Rockport is simply known as the Rockport Run. The actual run is rarely done, as there is but one class II drop and that is at the takeout at Rockport. ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.95 miles
    •  Guide

    Locally, the section from Remmel Dam to Rockport is simply known as the Rockport Run. The actual run is rarely done, as there ...

  • #20 Allsop Park

    1 Reviews

    Little Rock, AR

    Allsop Park, a Little Rock green space since the 1920s, consists of two tracts of beautiful open space in the northern part of the city. The wilder north section hides a three-quarter-mile loop ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Allsop Park, a Little Rock green space since the 1920s, consists of two tracts of beautiful open space in the northern part ...