Arkansas Trails

Hawksbill Crag

Arkansas' Hawksbill Crag is the perfect spot for a family day hike.

Arkansas is located in the southeastern U.S. and boasts diverse geography ranging from the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, to the dense forested Arkansas Timberlands in the south, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River.

Arkansas borders Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi. It is home to many rivers, lakes and reservoirs, as well as major tributaries of the Mississippi River including the Arkansas and St. Francis rivers.

Here, you’ll find popular hiking destinations like Hot Springs National Park, home to 3 locations where you can see and touch the 143 degree (F) thermal water.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking in Arkansas.