9 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Arkansas
Who knew one state could have so many of the greatest trails on Earth? Arkansas is filled with marvelous trails that lead to dazzling waterfalls and awe-inspiring bluffs. Keep in mind as we share the greatest trails that all experience levels have been included so don’t try to plan a harrowing, 30-mile trail if you’re more of a park-and-we’re-here kind of hiker. Lace-up those boots and grab some water, because here are nine of the best hiking trails in Arkansas to add to your bucket list this year.
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Address: Glory Hole Falls Trail, Clarksville, AR 72854, USA
Address: Ozark Highlands Trail, Arkansas, USA
Address: Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, USA
Address: Goat Trail, Yellville, AR 72687, USA
Address: Sams Throne, Big Creek Township, AR 72655, USA
Address: Hemmed-In Hollow, Plumlee Township, AR 72624, USA
Address: 364-294 Red Bluff Dr, Morrilton, AR 72110, USA
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best hiking trails in Arkansas
May 11, 2020
Are there any other places I should go hiking in Arkansas?
With over 300 miles of hiking trails peppered throughout the state, there’s plenty of hiking trails to keep you occupied. For rocky bluffs and sweeping tree-top views, the North Rim Trail at Mount Magazine State Park is ideal. The trail clocks in at just over two miles and features incredible views of the Arkansas River Valley.The 4.5-mile Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park is another beautiful trail that will lead you into a deep hollow with sights that include the Natural Stone Arch, the famous Turtle Rocks, and the Grotto along with a lovely little waterfall.
What are the best outdoor adventures in Arkansas?
Arkansas is chock-full of adventures that will keep the outdoor adventurer occupied for the entire year. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself with a rocky hiking trail or do some cave exploration, Arkansas offers something for everyone. One of the most popular outdoor adventures in Arkansas in Mountain biking. Arkansas’ rocky terrain and miles of trails lend to a perfect setting for mountain biking, and one of the best spots if the Upper Buffalo Trail System. This epic trail system features 40 miles of single track trails that wind through the Ozark National Forest and includes beautiful views, towering cliffs, and tons of wildlife viewing opportunities. For a more laid-back adventure, Beaver Lake is ideal for families with kids of all ages. The 28,000-acre lake is ideal for boating, swimming, fishing, and is a popular spot for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding along the crystal clear waters.
What are the most remote places in Arkansas?
With so many rugged mountains and forests, it’s easy to find a remote spot in Arkansas. One of the most remote places in Arkansas is in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Located in south-central Arkansas, the 64,902-acre refuge is the world’s largest green tree reservoir and filled with natural beauty. Not only does the refuge provide a home for countless migratory and resident waterfowl, but it’s also home to a massive population of woodpeckers and bald eagles.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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