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Hiking atop Pinnacle Mountain

PLEASE NOTE: Some trails are subject to close without notice. We strongly encourage you to check with the owner of the trails you’re interested in to make sure the area is open before making a trip. You’ll find contact information listed with each trail.

Getting back to nature is a popular pastime, and hiking in Arkansas is a great way to experience the beauty and majesty of the Natural State.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Arkansas trails designed for day hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, ATVs and water trails. You can download complete maps of the Ouachita National Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for reference. 

Many of the state’s natural areas overseen by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission have trails as well. You can find additional information by visiting the ANHC website.


* For information regarding pets on hiking trails, please contact the appropriate agency for the trail you are interested in. Each agency has their own regulations regarding pets. Contact information can be found with each listing.


Arkansas Hiking Safety Tips & Other Hiking Information


Twin Falls in Jasper, Arkansas
Camping and hiking in The Natural State is an unforgettable experience. To help you along your way, we are providing some general advice and Arkansas hiking safety trips. There are also guidelines so you can help us keep the back country and wilderness as unspoiled as possible and do your part to preserve Arkansas’ plant and animal heritage. You may want to print the phone numbers list from this website to carry in your backpack. Remember to always check the weather information before planning your trip. We hope you find these Arkansas hiking safety tips helpful as you explore The Natural State.



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