• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Gulpha Gorge Trail

Early spring shot of gravel tree lined trail on left side with the brown trailhead sign on a post of the right

NPS Photo

Park at the amphitheater parking area in Gulpha Gorge Campground. The trailhead is across Gulpha Creek at the end of the stepping stones; take the left trail. The first half of this trail is steep. To our right, Gulpha Gorge Trail winds up the mountain to meet Hot Springs Mountain Trail and Goat Rock Trail. Mortared stone water bars cross this path; a bench offers rest just before the summit.


If you start at the intersection with Hot Springs Mountain Trail, you can park at the junction of Hot Springs Mountain Drive and the North Mountain Loop. You will see a metal sign complete with a map, describing Gulpha Gorge Trail. The stone trail shelter gives relief from sudden downpours or the hot summer sun. Two signs show distances of trails leading from here.


If you start at the intersection with Hot Springs Mountain Trail, you can park at the junction of Hot Springs Mountain Drive and the North Mountain Loop. You will see a metal sign complete with a map, describing Gulpha Gorge Trail. The stone trail shelter gives relief from sudden downpours or the hot summer sun. Two more signs show distances for the trail leading from here.

Choose another trail.

 
Portion of infrared aerial map of park with Gulpha Gorge Trail drawn in yellow.
 

Did You Know?

Team photo of 1913 Boston Red Sox team with inscription

Hot Springs, Arkansas, was the premier baseball spring training site from the 1880s-1940s. The Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and others came to soothe their aching muscles at the many bathhouses using Hot Springs National Park water.