Arkansas

Explore hiking, backpacking, waterfalls, hot springs and more in "The Natural State"

Top Adventures in Arkansas

  • Backpack to the Natural Bridge

    After you drive across the one-lane bridge and take the dirt road immediately after it, follow that dirt road until it begins to bend to the left. Park your vehicle in the turnoff on the right, and be sure to lock it and take (or hide) any valuabl...

    8 miles

  • Hike to Hawksbill Crag

    Hawksbill Crag aka Whitaker Point is one of the most popular hiking spots in all of Arkansas and only ~60 miles from Fayetteville. However, doing the hike early in the morning provides one of the best places of all time to watch a sunrise. You b...

    3 miles

  • Camp on Big Bluff

    This adventure begins at the Counterpoint Trailhead just north of Ponca, AR. Follow the trail downhill for about 2.7 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Take the trail off to the right and follow it for another .5 miles until you reach t...

    6 miles

  • Relax at Falling Water Falls

    This is definitely a hidden gem located in the middle of nowhere. This waterfall is literally on the side of the road, which makes for a great place to stop and have lunch. During the summer it doubles as a swimming hole and great place to chill. ...

  • Hike Lost Valley

    This is a beautiful trail that is easily accessible and only a short 3 mile hike. Start at the trailhead on the north end of the parking area. There is a map and some details about the main features of the trail. The first main feature that you c...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Yellow Rock Trail

    Yellow Rock Trail offers an easy loop hike with stunning views of the Ozark Mountains.The trail is located just south of Fayetteville, AR in Devil’s Den State Park. From the entrance, follow the main road past the visitors center. You’ll pass a ...

    3 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Sam's Throne

    This hike starts at the Sam's Throne Campground parking area. Once you walk to the end of the campground there is a fence with three different entrances that all lead to different trails. Take the middle trial for the shortest and easiest hike t...

    0.5 miles

  • Camp along the Buffalo National River

    This is a night of camping that is one for the books. Head to the Steele Creek area on the Buffalo River. Once you are in the Steel Creek area simply follow the gravel road to the right and park anywhere in the grass along the river. Camping is...

    2 miles

  • Explore Twin Falls, Arkansas

    Proceed to the Camp Orr Campground down near the banks of the Buffalo River. Once you reach the bottom of the hill you will cross a low water bridge over a small creek. Park in the small parking lot on the right hand side once you cross the cree...

    0.25 miles

  • Hike to Hemmed-In Hollow Falls

    After parking at the Hemmed-In Hollow Falls Trailhead, follow the path down as it descends into the valley. As you approach one of the vistas, you’ll be able to spot the emerald green waters of the Buffalo River, as well as the bluffs to your east...

    5 miles

  • Camp at Horseshoe Bend Campground, AR

    The campground has several sites along the shores of Beaver Lake. Its restrooms are clean and include free hot showers. The campground does not provide firewood. However, you are allowed to pick firewood from the surrounding woods. If there has...

  • Hike the White Rock Rim Trail

    The trail around the Rim of White Rock Mountain is one of the best trails for vantage points.  Nestled in the beautiful Boston Mountains in north central area of Arkansas.  The White Rock Rim trail is an easy 2 mile loop trail that is moderately h...

    2 miles 250 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Shouse Ford

      Overview Shouse Ford Campground sits on the banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. Large sandy beaches, world-class fishing and endless water sports make the campground a ...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Iron Mountain

      Overview Iron Mountain Campground sits on the southern banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. Recreation Boating, water skiing, kayaking and other water sports are the big...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Edgewood

      Overview Edgewood Campground sits on the banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. Jet skiing, wake boarding and swimming are among the family-friendly activities here. The l...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Caddo Drive

      Overview Caddo Drive Campground sits along the pristine shores of Degray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. The area offers stunning scenery and panoramic views, and Caddo was awarded...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Arlie Moore

      Overview Arlie Moore Campground sits on the northern banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. Hikers find Arlie Moore particularly inviting. In past years, the National Recr...

    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas

      Alpine Ridge

      Overview Alpine Ridge Campground sits on the banks of DeGray Lake in the foothills of the Quachita Mountains. The lake attracts visitors far and wide for fishing tournaments, triathlons, water spor...

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