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West Mountain Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 236' 72 m
Descent: -201' -61 m
High: 956' 291 m
Low: 773' 236 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Robert Thacker

Great trail for a quick workout or to get a bit of outdoor running if visiting downtown Hot Springs.

Robert Thacker

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail can be accessed several different ways. From any of the attached intersecting trails, the West Mountain Trail gets you access to the top lookout. It's an easy trail with a slight grade but good trail coverings. Small gravel and packed dirt make the trail a favorite for locals that like to do a bit of running.

Starting at Whittington Park on the Mountain Top Trail and connecting into West Mountain Trail can provide a nice loop trail experience. There is off street parking on the Whittington Park side and a National Park office with free spring water access on the sidewalk. This is a great place to fill your water bottles for free with local spring water.

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Land Manager: NPS - Hot Springs

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At the split stay to the right if you parked and started at Whittington Park. This is the end of the West Mountain Trail.
Apr 2, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR
A view from the start of the Sunset Trail. The views from West Mountain are great.
May 27, 2019 near Hot Spr…, AR
This is a popular trail for runners.
Apr 2, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR
A view from the West Mountain Trail above Hot Springs. You can see the Hot Springs Tower on Hot Springs Mountain.
May 27, 2019 near Hot Spr…, AR
Trail has a consistent grade and is nicely covered with small gravel and packed dirt for the majority of the trail. Some areas have loose gravel and roots.
Apr 2, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR
There are several places along the trail to stop and take a break.
Apr 2, 2016 near Hot Spr…, AR

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