The Natural State certainly does not disappoint when it comes to hiking. This summer, enjoy all that Arkansas has to offer. From the Delta to the Ozark Mountains, beauty and wildlife abound.
Buffalo National River State Park
Whitaker Point Trail – 3 mile round trip featuring a view of the Buffalo River at the trail’s end (also the location where the beginning of Disney’s Tuck Everlasting was shot).
Lost Valley Trail – roughly a 2 hour hike featuring plenty of wildflowers and medicinal plants.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
West Summit Trail – 2.5 mile hike round trip, the top of the mountain has a view of Lake Maumelle, the Arkansas River Valley, and the Ouachita Mountains.
Base Trail – gently rolling to flat terrain leads from the edge of the Maumelle River through the eastern base of Pinnacle Mountain.
Daisy State Park
Daisy Creek Trail– a loop featuring wildlife viewing opportunities of waterfowl, small mammals and owls.
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls – a 2 mile round trip this trail winds down into Cedar Creek Canyon where the 95-foot Cedar Falls waterfall is located.
Rock House Cave – features ancient pictographs in rock structures.
Seven Hollows – features ancient geology.
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Cane Creek State Park
Delta View Trail – over gently sloping hills this trail features a view of Cave Creek lake which lies in the Delta.
Mt. Magazine State Park
Bear Hollow Trail – stretching 2.8 miles, this trail offers some of the best scenery on the mountain. This trail features Sunrise Rock, Inspiration Point, Bearhead Bluff and Shoal Creek.
Devil’s Den
Yellow Rock Trail – roughly 2 hours long, it is a hike up to one of the best views in the park. This trail features cedar glades and intriguing rock formations.
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Little Missouri River Trail – at 1.2 miles the trail winds through the woods from the campground to the scenic Little Missouri River. Half of the trail has paved barrier-free access, and is the longest wheelchair accessible trail in southwest Arkansas. The unpaved left-hand section of the trail is easily walked.
Hot Springs
West Mountain Trail – 1.8 mile loop that has beautiful wild flowers and scenic views of Hot Springs.
Long Trails In Arkansas
Ozark Highlands Trail – this long trail goes from Lake Fort Smith to Lake Norfolk and connects to the Ozark Trail of Missouri. It spans 165 miles and features streamside walks, deep green pools for swimming, and so much more.
Ouachita Trail east-west corridor which extends from Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock to Talimena State Park near Talihina, Oklahoma. Offers the hiker a wide range of opportunities from scenic vistas, upland hardwood and pine forests to clear streams, high ridges and wide valleys.
Arkansas is full of beauty and there is no better way to appreciate it and immerse yourself than taking a lovely hike amongst it.  For more information about hiking, camping, fishing and more in Arkansas State Parks click here