Nature Trails & Cycling

Hot Springs Village is a great place to visit, and a better place to call home. Nowhere else will you find the diversity of lifestyles offered here. Live on the lake, in a mountain-top estate or on a golf course! Purchase your perfect home or build a custom one in Hot Springs Village. Whether on the Village nature trails, Arkansas' mountain trails or secluded scenic roads, cycling is one of the best ways to get outdoors and see the beauty of Arkansas. Explore routes of varying degrees and difficulty like the challenging hills of the Epic Womble Trail, Cedar Glades Mountain Bike Park in Hot Springs or simply pedal across Arkansas on rural roads that take you from one historic town to the next. Cyclist also enjoy the pedestrian-bicycle bridge in Little Rock linking 14 miles of the Arkansas River Trail.

Balboa Trail

Balboa Trail

BALBOA TRAIL (2.1 MILES) The Balboa Trail provides a great opportunity to see some of Arkansas` bird species, both common and rare, in their natural habitats. Stop at one of the benches along the upper embankment for a peaceful view of Lake Balboa. The trail is located by the lake`s primary and secondary spillways. The Balboa Trail connects Balboa Beach to Hernando Trail at DeSoto Boulevard and Ponce de Leon Drive. Trail Rating: Moderate/Easy. Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Cedar Creek Trail

Cedar Creek Trail

CEDAR CREEK TRAIL (3.1 MILES) Witness spring in bloom along the Cedar Creek Trail, home to native wildflowers and birds. The trail includes creekside views and bridges. Take the Bluebird Path, Mourning Dove Path, Kingfisher Path or the Cardinal Path. Trail Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Coronado Fitness Trail

Coronado Fitness Trail

CORONADO FITNESS TRAIL (1.0 MILES) Get your heart rate up along the Coronado Fitness Trail. This trail connects the Coronado Fitness Center and the Coronado RV Park, providing beautiful views of the Lake Pineda Spillway flowing into Lake Coronado. Trail Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Coronado Boat Ramp Trail

Coronado Boat Ramp Trail

CORONADO BOAT RAMP TRAIL (0.35 MILES) Relaxation is key on the Coronado Boat Ramp Trail, which offers beautiful lake views. Fish, bird watch or sit a spell on a trail bench. The trail is handicap accessible. Trail Rating: Easy; Hike, Dog Friendly.
Waypoint Marina (DeSoto Marina) Trail

Waypoint Marina (DeSoto Marina) Trail

DESOTO MARINA TRAIL (0.7 MILES) Listen to nature as you walk along Lake DeSoto on the DeSoto Marina Trail. And be sure to stop in for a fresh cup of coffee or a sandwich at Waypoint Marina. Trail Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
DeSoto Nature Trail & DeSoto Spillway Trail

DeSoto Nature Trail & DeSoto Spillway Trail

DESOTO NATURE TRAIL (1.2 MILES) The DeSoto Nature Trail, a natural surface, single track trail with some narrow and steep areas, is a great place to get in your daily exercise. Trail Rating: Moderate; Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO SPILLWAY TRAIL (0.77 MILES) Follow the DeSoto Spillway Trail along the gravel-surface loop to Lake DeSoto. Trail Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly
DeSoto Trail

DeSoto Trail

DESOTO TRAIL (3.4 MILES) The DeSoto Trail, a mostly asphalt trail with some challenges and a few uphill climbs, is perfect for those who want to build endurance. Keep your heart rate up by crossing Calella Road onto the DeSoto Marina Trail. Trail Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Hernando Trail East

Hernando Trail East

HERNANDO TRAIL (8.6 MILES) Bike along the Hernando Trail, the longest multipurpose gravel trail in the Village. With flat and hilly terrain, this trail also offers great opportunities for runners and golf carts. Trail Rating: Overall Difficult/Moderate Sections; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Hernando Trail West

Hernando Trail West

HERNANDO TRAIL (8.6 MILES) Bike along the Hernando Trail, the longest multipurpose gravel trail in the Village. With flat and hilly terrain, this trail also offers great opportunities for runners and golf carts. Trail Rating: Overall Difficult/Moderate Sections; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Magellan Beaver Dam Trail

Magellan Beaver Dam Trail

MAGELLAN BEAVER DAM TRAIL (0.6 MILES) Built by the HSV Audubon Society, the Magellan Beaver Dam Trail, provides some of the best opportunities for bird watchers to catch a glimpse of their feathered friends. This wetland nature trail also includes bird species identification signage. Trail Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.
Entergy Park

Entergy Park

A perfect place for an afternoon outing, Entergy Park is a 30-acre park situated on beautiful Lake Hamilton. It has an extensive trail system and there are plenty of picnic tables and pavilions for use plus two playgrounds within the park; one for toddlers and one for young children. There is also a fishing pond in the park as well as two fishing piers on the lake.
Mountain Trails - Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Mountaineering

Mountain Trails - Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Mountaineering

Both the Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park offer an abundance of paths perfect for hiking and mountain biking. In fact, Hot Springs has two of the three International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Epic trails found in Arkansas - the Womble Epic and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, (the IMBA uses the Epic designation to identify the best mountain biking trails in the region). The Womble Trail stretches over 37 miles from Northfork Lake to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. This trail is considered one of the best single track trails in this area. Short segments of the trail meander along the bluffs of the Ouachita River providing breathtaking views. Hikers and mountain bikers can combine the Roundtop Trail with the Womble and Ouachita National Recreation Trail (west of Highway 27) to form an 8-mile loop.
Ouachita National Recreation Trail

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

This is the longest trail in the Ouachita National Forest spanning 192 miles across its entire length. In the west, the trail begins at Talimena State Park on Highway 271 near Talihina, Oklahoma. The eastern boundary is south of Perryville, Arkansas on Highway 9. An additional 32 miles of trail, located on private and other public lands, extends to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 15 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas. Elevations range from 600 to 2,600 feet as the trail passes through forested mountains, across sweeping valleys and near clear-running streams. Spur trails connect to various recreation areas and points of interest. Numerous road crossings and access points provide opportunities for point to point hikes of various distances.
Hot Springs National Park Trails

Hot Springs National Park Trails

Exploring Hot Springs National Park is in some ways like traveling through time since the springs have been thought to have had healing properties for hundreds of years. They were legendary in Native American culture. For hikers, bikers and adventurous climbers, the park is a natural wonderland. with miles of trails to explore. From easy to strenuous, there are trails for all levels. The Gulpha Gorge Trail is good for climbers who enjoy bouldering, and Music Mountain - the tallest peak in the park, is great for climbing and mountaineering. We recommend you stop at the Visitor Information Center when you enter the park to get maps and information to determine the best trails to suit your interest.