We Just Planned Your Year Of Arkansas Hikes And You’ll Love Them All

Here in the Natural State, resolving to go outside more is an ongoing, 24/7/365 resolution we can get behind. For inspiration, simply check out the following best hikes in Arkansas. Because the fact of the matter is, we have plenty of gorgeous spots to explore all across our beautiful state. Whether you’re a seasoned or a novice hiker, you might want to lace up those hiking shoes all year long for some outdoor adventure. Here are 12 incredible Arkansas hikes certainly worth checking out — now or anytime you feel the call of the wild!

So tell us: what are your picks for the best hikes in Arkansas? If you were to put together a bucket list of Arkansas hikes, what trails would you choose? Share them with us in the comments below – we’re always up for a new-to-us hike!

Address: Cane Creek State Park, 50 State Park Road, Star City, AR 71667, USA
Address: Blanchard Springs Caverns, 704 Blanchard Springs Road, Fifty-Six, AR 72533, USA
Address: Withrow Springs State Park, 33424 AR-23 Spur, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA
Address: Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area, Hagarville, AR 72839, USA
Address: Lost Valley Trail, Arkansas 72742, USA
Address: Hemmed in Hollow Road, Hemmed in Hollow Rd, Compton, AR 72624, USA
Address: Kings River Falls Trailhead, 1543 Madison 3500, Witter, AR 72776, USA
Address: Cedar Creek Trail, Arkansas 72122, USA
Address: Two Rivers Park Trail, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
Address: Yellow Rock Trail Parking, QPHV+R2, West Fork, AR 72774, USA
Address: Magazine Mountain, Arkansas 72842, USA
Address: Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point, Co Rd 406, Kingston, AR 72742, USA
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Best Hikes In Arkansas

July 06, 2022

What are some of the most beautiful and scenic places in Arkansas?

Arkansas is filled with marvelous places that are scenic and, frankly, sublime. The state is home to majestic mountains (White Rock Mountain is an ancient wonder more beautiful than anything you could imagine), commanding canyons and gorges (the Arkansas Grand Canyon offers a 180-degree view of the Ozarks, one of the most beautiful wonders in the country), and resplendent rivers (established in 1972 as America’s First National River, the Buffalo River is beautiful body of water that’s one of the last remaining undammed rivers in the Lower 48). In addition, there are waterfalls galore in the Natural State — over 200, in fact — so the opportunities for waterfall chasing and discovery are near endless. If you’re looking for a list of beautiful places to visit in Arkansas for your bucket list, we definitely recommend checking out the Arkansas Ozarks, Petit Jean State Park, Magnolia Falls, Pinnacle Mountain, Hot Springs Mountain, Mount Magazine, the Ouachita Mountain, Lake Maumelle, and the views from Sunrise Rock.

Address: Cane Creek State Park, 50 State Park Road, Star City, AR 71667, USA
Address: Blanchard Springs Caverns, 704 Blanchard Springs Road, Fifty-Six, AR 72533, USA
Address: Withrow Springs State Park, 33424 AR-23 Spur, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA
Address: Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area, Hagarville, AR 72839, USA
Address: Lost Valley Trail, Arkansas 72742, USA
Address: Hemmed in Hollow Road, Hemmed in Hollow Rd, Compton, AR 72624, USA
Address: Kings River Falls Trailhead, 1543 Madison 3500, Witter, AR 72776, USA
Address: Cedar Creek Trail, Arkansas 72122, USA
Address: Two Rivers Park Trail, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
Address: Yellow Rock Trail Parking, QPHV+R2, West Fork, AR 72774, USA
Address: Magazine Mountain, Arkansas 72842, USA
Address: Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point, Co Rd 406, Kingston, AR 72742, USA