Some of the best hikes in Arkansas aren’t challenging at all. It’s time to dust off that file where you’ve kept all the printed-out copies of “Only in Arkansas” fantastic ideas for your long-form bucket list. Flip to the pages that contain your Natural State natural wonders portion of that bucket list and staple on this addendum. These 11 easy hikes need to be added to your list right away. And hey, maybe doing these will get you in great shape for your more challenging selections of that previous list of natural places in Arkansas that you have to try before you die. From lake trails to cave trails to one glorious swamp, pretty much anyone can walk these easy hikes.

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Best Hikes In Arkansas

Where are some more of the best hikes in Arkansas?
Alum Cove Natural Bridge, in Deer, Arkansas, is a sight to behold, spanning 130 feet long and 20 feet wide, in the Alum Cove Recreation Area. The history here is rich, with reports that the bridge was used by early settlers. Access to other small caves makes this area extra exciting for spelunkers. Or try out the Lost Valley Trail, near Ponca, Arkansas, is part of the Buffalo National River area. This two-mile hike leads you to Eden Falls Cave and the breathtaking Eden Falls. Take in this spectacular wooded area with its interesting rock formations. 

Where is another easy hike in Arkansas?
Byrd Lake Natural Area Trail, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is a half-mile easy trail that begins at the natural area parking lot. This hike takes you through a slight slope into a pine-hardwood forest. The reward is a gradual down slope, taking visitors on a looping path leading to an overlook of Byrd Lake. Benches are provided at this hiking trail near me.  

Where are some kid-friendly hikes around Arkansas?
It is nice not to have to worry if the hikes are too tough for the kids. Farkleberry Trail, in Roland, Arkansas, is definitely kid-friendly on this 0.8-mile out-and-back trail. Taking about 15 minutes of your day, this trail is great for many activities, such as hiking, birding, and running. Also, be sure to take the kids to Triple Falls Trail, in Jasper, Arkansas, located in the scenic Ozarks at the very cool Boy Scout Camp, Camp Orr. And the best part — this easily accessible and short hike leads to an incredible 48-foot waterfall.


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