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15 Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Arkansas You Can Visit in 2024

Brooke Billingsley

By Brooke Billingsley

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Arkansas is the Natural State, and for good reason! The state is scattered with a plethora of state parks, as well as a national park, and many privately owned and community-owned parks and trails. There’s no shortage of places you can visit with your dog, with hundreds of options all over the state. Let’s talk about some of the top hiking trails for you and your pup to visit this year.

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The 15 Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Arkansas

1. Lost Valley Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Lost Valley Rd, Kingston, AR 72742
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • Bathrooms at trailhead
  • Waterfalls on trail
  • Picnic area on site

2. Seven Hollows Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110
🕐 Open Times: 5 am–9 pm
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 5 miles roundtrip
  • Natural Bridge along the trip
  • Beautiful cave and rock formations
  • Moderately difficult

3. Glory Hole Falls

🗺️ Address: 📍 Glory Hole Falls Trail, Ozone, AR 72854
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • Beautiful waterfall attraction
  • Dead-end road with limited parking
  • 9 miles roundtrip
  • Large amounts of downhill/uphill

4. Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Pinnacle Mountain Base Trail, Roland, AR 72135
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 7 miles roundtrip
  • Moderately challenging
  • Some areas may become flooded or muddy during rainy weather
  • Good trail for birding

5. Collins Creek Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Hatchery Rd, Heber Springs, AR 72543
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • Easy difficulty level
  • Cascading waterfall near the parking lot
  • Well-marked, well-worn trail

6. Mirror Lake Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Fifty-Six, AR 72533
🕐 Open Times: 7 am–7 pm
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • Fishing is allowed on site
  • 9 miles roundtrip
  • Easy difficulty level
  • Trail is easy to access

7. Round Top Mountain Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 Jasper, AR 72641
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 5 miles roundtrip
  • Moderately challenging
  • Crash site of World War 2 fighter plane
  • Lots of uphill/downhill hiking

8. Pigeon Roost Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 3 miles roundtrip
  • Moderately challenging
  • Plan for 9 hours on the trail
  • Take plenty of water

9. Historic Van Winkle Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • Bathrooms on site
  • 6 miles roundtrip
  • Easy difficulty level
  • Information about the Van Winkle Mill on the trail

10. Kings Bluff Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 AR-16, Pelsor, AR 72856
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 7 miles roundtrip
  • Connected to the 2.2-mile Pedestal Rocks Trail
  • Bathrooms on site
  • Plenty of parking

11. Louisiana Purchase Boardwalk

🗺️ Address: 📍 AR-362, Holly Grove, AR 72069
🕐 Open Times: 6 am–9 pm
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 3/8 miles roundtrip
  • Easy difficulty level
  • Wear bug spray
  • ADA accessible

12. Yellow Rock Trail

🗺️ Address: 📍 354655 AR-74, West Fork, AR 72774
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • Moderate difficulty
  • Provides an unobstructed view
  • Dangerous to allow dogs off leash in this area due to the cliffs

13. Alum Cove Natural Bridge

🗺️ Address: 📍 Deer, AR 72628
🕐 Open Times: 6 am–8 pm
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • Moderately difficult
  • Features natural bridge and rock formations
  • Picnic area on site

14. Whitaker Point

🗺️ Address: 📍 Co Rd 406, Kingston, AR 72742
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 7 miles roundtrip
  • Moderately challenging
  • Dangerous cliff formation that requires caution
  • Provides a beautiful overlook

15. Eagle Rock Loop

🗺️ Address: 📍 Langley, AR 71952
🕐 Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash: No
  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • May take more than one day to complete
  • Tent camping is allowed along the trail
  • Arkansas’s most challenging loop trail

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Conclusion

There’s no shortage of places to share with your dog across the state of Arkansas. Always be aware of the leash rules in the area and pay close attention to the trails themselves. Some trails can be very dangerous and narrow, even with your dog on a leash. Take plenty of water for both of you, avoid the hottest parts of the summer, make sure your dog is up to date on flea, tick, and heartworm medications, and go have fun!

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