Park Hours:

Visitor Center Open All Year:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

With the following exceptions:
May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April, May, Aug. 12-31, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Rim Trail

The 3.5-mile Rim Trail circles the mountain top and provides access to all of the park's 14 miles of trail. Originally blazed in the 1890s, the trail was fully developed by the CCC in the 1930s with the addition of stone steps and retaining walls. Spectacular views spread over 100 miles of the Arkansas River Valley before you, including the 1830s water route of the Trail of Tears and 34,000 acre Lake Dardanelle. Accessibility:at the visitor center and other locations around the mountain Blaze color: yellow

Length: 3.5 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 2 to 3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Type:

Hiking Trail

For Information:
Park Superintendent, 16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR, 72834, 479-229-3655

Trail Start

GPS Coordinates: 35.228217 -93.25525

See nearby trails:

Nebo Springs/Nebo Steps Trail :: 0.04 miles away.
Summit Park Trail :: 0.13 miles away.
Bench Trail :: 0.42 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

By L Paladino on 1/1/2012

Comment: The trail is beautiful with some demanding sections. The views are spectacular, showing off the beauty of the River Valley. It took my 11 year old and I two hours to complete. I would highly recommend this trail.

To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.

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