12 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Arkansas Should Take
You could probably hike Arkansas trails forever and still never see all the wonders the Natural State has to offer. Luckily, you don’t have to have forever to view the gorgeous landscape here: we’ve selected some awesome hikes that can be done in an afternoon. Beneath the descriptions, you’ll also find the trails’ lengths and difficulty levels. Here are our picks for great hikes under five miles in Arkansas.
When it comes to hikes under 5 miles in Arkansas, there are tons to choose from. There’s no way we included them all, so make sure to tell us your favorites in the comments! Looking for more ideas for your next getaway in Arkansas? Check this list out for inspiration.
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Hikes Under 5 Miles in Arkansas
What are the best hiking trails in Arkansas?
We here in the Natural State are lucky to live in a place so filled with natural beauty (and with so many trails to explore it on). Considering that there are literally hundreds of trails throughout the state to choose from, there are a few that stand out as a little more special than the others. Some of these more exceptional trails include such gems as Whitaker Point Trail, deep in the Ozark Forest, the Lost Valley Trail, along Buffalo National River, and the breathtaking Hemmed in Hollow Trail, also along Buffalo National River. Craving more? Check out this article for some of our other favorite trails in Arkansas.
What are some things to do outdoors in Arkansas?
Anything you can think to do outdoors in most places are done in abundance here in Arkansas! We take your average hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking outdoors experiences and crank them up to 11. There are 52 state parks scattered all over the Natural State, and each one offers its own kind of adventure. You can do everything from primitive camping to luxurious glamping trips you won't forget; you can fish, go rock climbing, and go geocaching. There's a reason we're called the Natural State, so getting out and enjoying nature is a priority for everyone.
Where can I find beautiful scenery in Arkansas?
Honestly? Everywhere. The state is gorgeous, and if you're a lover of the woods, you'll definitely love it here. They cover Arkansas in lush forestry and winding rivers, offering some of the best natural views in the country. You can't really go wrong in any one section of the state; we've got more than just forests, too! We've also got caves to explore (we recommend Blanchard Springs Caverns), state parks to admire, and plenty of lakes and rivers to float an entire afternoon away on. Take your time and enjoy it - the Natural State is beautiful... naturally.