The Oak Trail begins near the Visitor Center, and at first is a steep descent. There is a ramp, though visitors in wheelchairs or with strollers will want to use caution. The trail is short, though it passes many of Hot Springs' historic sights, and this is a good way to access portions of the town from the visitor center.
The path is a good alternate route to the West Mountain Trail
, and eventually ends at an intersection with the Canyon Trail
. Along the way, visitors will pass such sights as the historic Levi Hospital, and the Gangster Museum. Before the trail ends, there will be a concrete bridge crossing.