Hiking

Hiking Map
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The natural beauty of the mountain, and a close- up view of the flowers and wildlife, will beckon you to experience the four trails in this park. Whether it's the blossoms of spring flowers, or the blaze of fall foliage, each trail brings new sights and sounds as one season changes to another. The Spring Trail will lead you along an adventure through the woodlands below the Wonder House, built in 1931. The Reservoir Trail falls swiftly to the old stone reservoir, which is one of the few reminders of the 1898 lodge that once graced the mountain. The Lover's Leap trail winds through the woods to an overlook on the south face of the mountain. This is a place where an Indian maiden once took her own life--or so legends say. The Ouachita Trail meanders through the park, beginning to the west of the park near Talihina, Oklahoma and ending near Pinnacle Mountain, just northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Easy Trails

  • Ouachita Trail

    Length: 225 miles mile

    Description: The OT is an east-west corridor which extends from Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock to Talimena State Park near Talihina, Oklahoma. This mountain trail offers the hiker a wide range of opportunities from scenic vistas, upland hardwood a... read more »

  • Spring Trail

    Length: 1/2 mile one way mile

    Description: Beginning behind the stage at the amphitheater, you’ll walk west 100 yards to the spring. This was a favorite gathering place for early settlers and is still a great oasis of relaxation and reflection. The trail continues past the spring for about ... read more »


Moderate Trails

  • Lovers' Leap Trail

    Length: 1.3 miles mile

    Description: Rich Mountain offers superlative views of the Ouachita Mountains. This windblown mountaintop often looks like the high reaches of the Smoky Mountains, with heavy fog and stunted, contorted hardwood trees. The attraction of this loop trail is an overl... read more »

  • Ouachita Trail

    Length: 225 miles mile

    Description: The OT is an east-west corridor which extends from Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock to Talimena State Park near Talihina, Oklahoma. This mountain trail offers the hiker a wide range of opportunities from scenic vistas, upland hardwood a... read more »

  • Reservoir Trail

    Length: 2/3 mile round trip mile

    Description: This trail begins south of the lodge at the stairs, and continues 1/3 of a mile down the hill to a stone reservoir. The reservoir was part of the water system for the 1898 hotel. Just up the hill from the reservoir is an excellent spring that was s... read more »

Strenuous Trails

  • Ouachita Trail

    Length: 225 miles mile

    Description: The OT is an east-west corridor which extends from Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock to Talimena State Park near Talihina, Oklahoma. This mountain trail offers the hiker a wide range of opportunities from scenic vistas, upland hardwood a... read more »