Arkansas State Park Trails

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Find Arkansas hiking trails, ATV trails, mountain biking trails and more in Arkansas state parks! Search by difficulty level, trail type and location to find the best trail for your excursion. From Arkansas mountain bike trails to Arkansas ATV trails and beyond, scenic beauty and wildlife abound on all trails in Arkansas state parks. Additional information and advice about can be obtained from each park.

Difficulty Level: [?] Our Easy trails tend to be flat and well marked. Some of them have interpretive signs and markers along the way. They are generally shorter than other trails and some are paved for ADA access.
[?] The Moderate trails have more elevation change and may have a more rugged trail path. They have more roots and rocks to cross.
[?] Strenuous trails tend to be longer or have extreme elevation changes or both. Many will include stream crossing and may follow along bluff lines.
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Search by difficulty level to find trails that offer just the right amount of challenge.

  • Easy trails tend to be flat and well-marked and are generally shorter than other trails.
  • Moderate trails have more elevation change and may have a more rugged trail path with roots and rocks to cross.
  • Strenuous trails tend to be longer, may have extreme elevation changes, may include stream crossing and may follow along bluff lines.

Arkansas Hiking Trails

The Arkansas State Parks offer a wide variety of Arkansas hiking trails and experiences. Cane Creek State Park offers the hike-in campsites and shelters on the Cane Creek Lake Trail. For day hikes, the Waterfowl Way Trail at Millwood State Park offers a level path with the possibility of seeing lots of wildlife including beavers at an active beaver lodge and an alligator "hole". For one state park that offers two types of hikes, try Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The East Summit Trail goes up the east side of Pinnacle and is rated strenuous and offers adventurous hikers a wild day! The Kingfisher Trail winds through the floodplain of the Little Maumelle River and is a hard-surfaced, barrier-free trail with unique plants, wildflowers, birds and wildlife.

Arkansas Mountain Bike Trails

Arkansas mountain bike trails are available at nine Arkansas State Parks including White Oak Lake State Park, Mount Nebo State Park and Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

Arkansas Horseback Riding Trails

Arkansas horseback riding trails are available at Devil's Den State Park, Mount Magazine State Park,Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, and Village Creek State Park.

Arkansas Kayaking Trails

The Cane Creek Kayak Trail at Cane Creek State Park allows paddlers the opportunity to float through a "sea" of lily pads and get up close to a beaver lodge.