• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses

    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

  • Elevator closure

    Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.

Choose A Trail

Creek flowing from lower right side of photo with rocky bank on lower left; creek is flanked on opposite side by green trees and shrubs. A trail crosses the creek on the left side of the photo.
Trail crossing Gulpha Creek at Gulpha Gorge Campground.
Hot Springs area EAST Labs
Wooded trail scene showing trail switchback, a sharp turn in the trail
Wooded trails offer pleasant year round hiking.
Hot Springs area EAST Labs

West Mountain Trails (Click to print map)

Canyon Trail (0.7 mi) West Mountain Trail (1.2 mi)
Mountain Top Trail (1.5 mi) Whittington Trail (1.2 mi)
Oak Trail (1 mi)


Sunset viewed from Balanced Rock on Sunset Trail

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Sunset Trail (Click to print map)

Sunset Trail (10 mi)


Do you have a Let's Move Outside walking record? You can pick one up from the visitor center in the Fordyce Bathhouse to record time you spend walking in the park. You can earn incentives like a water bottle, ball cap and award pins. Read more.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of bronze eagle on top of limestone

In 1892 U.S. Army Lt. Robert R. Stevens hired the noted Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to create landscaping plans for Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. Stevens rejected the firm’s plans in 1893, but some features were adopted and still survive today.