The Best Chillin in Arkansas

Looking for the best chillin in Arkansas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Arkansas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Arkansas

  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hike to Hawksbill Crag

    4.5
    3 mi
    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 begin at the trail marker which is straight across ...
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Camp on Big Bluff

    4.8
    6 mi
    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 the Big Bluff area. There is a lot of area to expl...
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  • Sand Gap, Arkansas

    Relax at Falling Water Falls

    5.0
    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. Getting there: Take Hwy. 16 east from Pelsor (loc...
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  • Mount Judea, Arkansas

    Hike Sam's Throne

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    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 to the bluffs. This hike is very easy and only tak...
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Camp along the Buffalo National River

    5.0
    2 mi
    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 permitted anywhere along the Buffalo River as lon...
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  • Harrison, Arkansas

    Explore Twin Falls, Arkansas

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    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 creek. Once you park simply walk through the gated are...
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Hike to Hemmed-In Hollow Falls

    5.0
    5 mi
    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 where the waterfall hides.After reaching the vall...
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  • Rogers, Arkansas

    Camp at Horseshoe Bend Campground, AR

    4.0
    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 been recent rainfall you’ll need to buy firewood ...
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  • Winslow, Arkansas

    Hike the White Rock Rim Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 250 ft gain
    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 hiked year round.  Start at the parking area and he...
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Hike to Punchbowl Falls

    3.2
    4 mi / -600 ft gain
    Go in the early Fall or late Spring! You start off on the Ozark Highland Trail. As you start walking along the trail you can see where people have slept the night before. Camping is acceptable out here, you do not have to pay, but the downside is that the closest town is about an hour away so if ...
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  • Harrison, Arkansas

    Camp at Kyle's Landing

    5.0
    Kyles Landing is located directly beside the beautiful Buffalo river, hardly a stone's throw from the cool refreshing water. With huge bluffs soaring over 400ft into the air, multiple hiking trails available, and access to the river itself, the campground is a perfect weekend getaway to get outsi...
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  • Jefferson Township, Arkansas

    Hike the Glory Hole Falls Trail

    4.4
    2 mi / 345 ft gain
    This trail and waterfall is located 13.8 miles south of Boxley, AR or 5.7 miles east of Fallsville, AR. The easiest way to get to the trailhead is to locate the Cassville Baptist Church on your GPS system. If you are headed east, the church is 0.7 miles east of the trail. If you are headed west, ...
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  • Huntsville, Arkansas

    Hike to Tea Kettle Falls

    3.2
    2.4 mi
    Finding Tea Kettle Falls is the most challenging part of this adventure. The trailhead is located in the McIlroy-Madison County Wildlife Management Area in northwest Arkansas. From Forum, travel 6.5 miles north on Hwy 23 to gravel road #447. It is approximately 13 miles south of Eureka Springs ...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hike to Sweden Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.5 mi
    Proceed to Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area near Kingston, Arkansas. Find somewhere to park near the gate along the dirt road. The trailhead is located beside the gate. Follow the old jeep path and continue past the old abandoned house on the right. Once the path ends, look for the blue trail m...
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  • Deer, Arkansas

    Hike to Magnolia Falls

    5.0
    2.5 mi
    This adventure starts at the parking area that is marked by a Wilderness Area sign. The trailhead is actually the old jeep trail that makes its way through the woods. Follow the jeep trail past a few old campsites and an camping registration box. The trail will cross over a small creek bed and...
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  • Harrison, Arkansas

    Hike to Hideout Hollow

    4.0
    2 mi
    After parking at the trailhead, head down the well-trodden path and follow it the 0.85 miles downhill to the overlook. Once you are at the overlook, go left and follow the path as it loops around the top of the overhang. You’ll arrive at a small creek (which creates the waterfall that flows into ...
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