We recommend downloading or saving our free trail map and familiarize yourself and others in your group with the Hot Springs Off-Road Park trail systems. The reason we recommend this is for safety and to ensure you are able to maximize your time at the park and experience the park to the fullest. Our park staff can go over the map with you when you arrive and check-in, just ask!
If you think you will need some guidance on the trails... we now offer Guided Trail Rides. You can find out more details HERE.
Trails are open 7 DAYS PER WEEK at 9am year round. Call 501-625-3600 or check the calendar of events if you have questions about events or holidays.
All trail entrances are mapped and difficulty-rated for each vehicle type (4WD vehicle, ATV, motorcycle). A trail map is included with park admission. Although subjective - what is a level 4 to a novice off-roader can be like a jaunt to the store for someone who is experienced. The scale is a pretty good indicator of the driving skill level and equipment needed in order to enjoy yourself on the trail.
Level 1 trails are considered to be the easiest.
Level 5 trails are the most difficult.
Trail ratings listed are for SUV's / 4x4's. Experience and skill is the deciding factor for what level trail you choose. The more diamonds, the more difficult the terrain.
For the little more experienced 'wheeler. Four-wheel drive LOW RANGE will be needed for most of the trail. Stock vehicles with stock tires are OK. Still an enjoyable ride, and a great way to climb into the 4x4 sport!
Action-packed and challenging, for moderately experienced 'wheelers. At least 32" aggressive treads are recommended, a locking differentials should also be part of your equipment list. Level 3 requires more concentration than levels 1 and 2.
High-intensity, adrenaline-pumping fun! For experienced wheelers only! At least 33" tires and front/rear lockers are a must. A winch and tree strap is recommended. These trails require a co-driver / spotter and heavy concentration.
This is the real deal for experienced off-roaders! Nobody gets on a Level 5 trail without being locked front and rear. Your must have a winch and tree straps, 36" or taller rubber, and little regard for your rig's body panels. You can expect cosmetic and mechanical damage on some of these trails. These trails require a co-driver / spotter and your undivided attention. Bring a camera and a clean change of underwear. Due to the varying degree of these Five Diamond trails, beware that just because you conquered one with ease doesn't mean the next one won't put you on your lid. USE CAUTION on these trails. Though we have one trail named "impossible", there are several that truly are for all but a select crowd.