Tag - Difficulty: Easy/Mildly Challenging

Easier hikes. Ones that we rate the difficulty level as Easy (1 of 5) or Mildly Challenging (2 of 5).

Hot Springs: Grand Promenade – 1 mi

Hot Springs: Grand Promenade - 1 mi photo
Grand Promenade, Hot Springs National Park

The Grand Promenade is an awesome half-mile brick walking path in Hot Springs National Park. Running north-south, it is parallel to (and behind) the historic Bathhouse Row.

Hot Springs: Grand Promenade - 1 mi photo
Fountain on the Grand Promenade, near the north (Fountain Street) end

Construction of the Promenade began in the 1930’s as a Public Works Administration project. It was completed in 1957. Continue reading Hot Springs: Grand Promenade – 1 mi

Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi

Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi photo
Lower Eden Falls

The Lost Valley Trail is the most popular hiking trail in the Buffalo River area – and for good reason. It’s easy to get to, easy to hike, very family friendly, and has more “bang for your buck” than nearly any hike anywhere.

This is the first trail I hiked in Arkansas, and it is one of the many reasons I fell in love with the area. It has everything: a natural bridge, high bluffs, beautiful woods, moss-covered rocks, a fantastic waterfall, and even a cave (that also has a waterfall).

Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi photo
Lost Valley Trail, Buffalo National River

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Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail – 1 mi

Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail - 1 mi photo
Bluffs on southwest part of Shaddox Hollow Trail

The Shaddox Hollow Trail at (Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, eastern Benton County) is a scenic 1.3-mile loop trail.

It features several cool bluffs and a pretty view of Beaver Lake.

Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail - 1 mi photo
Shaddox Hollow Trailhead

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Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi

Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi photo
Ozark Plateau Trail, Hobbs State Park

The Ozark Plateau Trail (Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in eastern Benton County) is a scenic wooded walk which should not be a real challenge for most people.

The outer loop, the focus of this summary, is just .6 miles.

Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi photo
One of the information signs is on the right.

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