Best Hiking in Arkansas

This list represents the most popular hiking in Arkansas. Use this list to plan your next Arkansas hiking 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 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 ...

  • #3 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. ...

  • #4 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 ...

  • #5 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 ...

  • #6 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 ...

  • #7 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 ...

  • #8 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 ...

  • #9 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 ...

  • #10 Athens - Big Fork Trail

    2 Reviews

    Glenwood, AR

    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 ...
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This former mail route features spectacular panoramic views of the Ouachita Mountains. A mystical cave, located 35 feet below ...

  • #11 Hunt's Loop Trail

    3 Reviews

    Jessieville, AR

    This trail loops up along the ridge of Short Mountain and shares part of its path with the Ouachita Trail. The Jessieville Ranger District, together with its sister office, the Winona Ranger ...
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail loops up along the ridge of Short Mountain and shares part of its path with the Ouachita Trail. The Jessieville ...

  • #12 Ouachita Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mena, AR

    This long, tough trail offers the scenic grandeur of voluminous mountains, broad valleys, and clear-running streams. Elevations range from 600 to more than 2,600 feet. The trail is an excellent ...
    •  224 miles
    •  Guide

    This long, tough trail offers the scenic grandeur of voluminous mountains, broad valleys, and clear-running streams. Elevations ...

  • #13 Magazine Mountain - Arkansas Highpoint

    3 Reviews

    Paris, AR

    Highpoint rank by height: 34th. The high point of Magazine Mountain is called Signal Hill, so watch for signs for either name. The summit is a lovely spot in the cool of the woods.
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 34th. The high point of Magazine Mountain is called Signal Hill, so watch for signs for either ...

  • #14 Buffalo River Trail

    7 Reviews

    Buffalo National River, AR

    Buffalo River Trail is a hiking trail in Newton County, Arkansas. It is within Buffalo National River. It is 24.6 miles long and begins at 800 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 49.4 ...
    •  24.6 miles

    Buffalo River Trail is a hiking trail in Newton County, Arkansas. It is within Buffalo National River. It is 24.6 miles long ...

  • #15 Rim Trail

    2 Reviews

    Dardanelle, AR

    This trail encircles the top of Mt. Nebo and offers some splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Marked with yellow paint splashes on the trees, this trail goes completely around the top ...
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail encircles the top of Mt. Nebo and offers some splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Marked with yellow ...

  • #16 Seven Hollows Trail

    2 Reviews

    Oppelo, AR

    This rugged trail winds through four hollows and affords a close look at interesting geological formations, such as sandstone bluffs, dramatic overhangs, and rock glades. Seven Hollows is a misnomer, ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This rugged trail winds through four hollows and affords a close look at interesting geological formations, such as sandstone ...

  • #17 The Grand Promenade and Side Trails

    1 Reviews

    Hot Springs, AR

    The Grand Promenade is a brick walkway that runs parallel to Central Avenue’s historic Bathhouse Row and connects to other trails traversing Hot Springs Mountain. A sign at the trailhead provides ...
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Grand Promenade is a brick walkway that runs parallel to Central Avenue’s historic Bathhouse Row and connects to other ...

  • #18 War Eagle Trail

    2 Reviews

    Huntsville, AR

    The trail follows War Eagle Creek through a lush forest, past a small cave, and to the top of a bluff. The trail runs along a forested bluffline and follows a canebrake that grows beside War ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail follows War Eagle Creek through a lush forest, past a small cave, and to the top of a bluff. The trail runs along ...

  • #19 Pinnacle Mountain Loop

    2 Reviews

    Roland, AR

    This is a challenging hike up to the rocky apex of Pinnacle Mountain, which sits high above the Arkansas River. The loop consists of the East and West Summit Trails and Base Trail. Pinnacle ...
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a challenging hike up to the rocky apex of Pinnacle Mountain, which sits high above the Arkansas River. The loop ...

  • #20 Little Blakely Trail System

    3 Reviews

    Hot Springs, AR

    This five-loop trail system offers a diversity of natural features. The Jessieville Ranger District, together with its sister office, the Winona Ranger District, was recognized in 1995 as the ...
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This five-loop trail system offers a diversity of natural features. The Jessieville Ranger District, together with its sister ...