Trails of Hot Springs National Park

Whittington Trail with graveled path on left bordered by yellow-leaved sycamore trees and slatted park bench in right foreground.
Whittington Park Trail provides a level loop for a peaceful walk.

Walking paths have long been a part of Hot Springs National Park and the preceding Hot Springs Reservation. Many informal paths criss-crossed the mountains when Hot Springs Reservation was reclaimed by the federal government in 1878; however, formal trails were not laid out for several years. In the early to mid 1890's, Captain Robert Stevens laid out many of the trails on Hot Springs Mountain. Most trails were built during the 1920's with some improvements completed by the CCC in 1933.

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Trail information was generated and compiled by students from Hot Springs area EAST Labs during a 2006 summer grant program.

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Last updated: October 3, 2018

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