Summit Park Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Mount Nebo State Park

  • Trail Type: Day Hikes
  • | Difficulty: Moderate, Strenuous
  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Time: 2 hours hiking time Hiking times may vary.

What to know

This loop trail begins at a point on the northwest side of the mountaintop. Named for the Summit Park Hotel, built near the trailhead in 1889, it meanders down to Fern Lake along the same path that it has taken since it was first used by guests of the famous hotel. The Civilian Conservation Corps improved the trail with beautiful native rock work in the 1930s. This trail intersects with the park's Bench Trail near Fern Lake. A self-guided trail brochure can be obtained at the park visitor center.
16728 West State Hwy. 155
Dardanelle, AR 72834
Trailhead: 35.2269, -93.256867
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