Whittington Trail is approximately 1.2 miles in length. Gravel trails here are popular with joggers and walkers. This area was created in the 1800’s as a formal landscaped park. In the 1930’s it was the scene of summer concerts, (still an occasional site), and horseback riding. Today, it serves as a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hot Springs.
Did You Know?
In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.