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.


Nebo Springs/Nebo Steps Trail

A delightful hike to moss-covered Nebo Springs begins behind the visitor center on the Rim Trail. Turn right onto the Rim Trail then down Nebo Steps to the Bench Road Trail. Turn right on the bench and follow until you get to the sign for Nebo Springs. The climb back up Nebo Springs Trail, then right onto the Rim Trail, completes a rectangular “circle.” Highly recommended for the historical significance and natural beauty, this loop is, however, strenuous. The stone enclosure of Nebo Springs, located directly below the bench, dates back to the 1800’s. Children were often sent to the spring with buckets to fetch water for meals.

Length: 0.75 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 1.5 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Type:

Hiking Trail

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

Trail Start

GPS Coordinates: 35.227917 -93.254717

See nearby trails:

Rim Trail :: 0.04 miles away.
Summit Park Trail :: 0.13 miles away.
Bench Trail :: 0.39 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

By Rachel Betts on 3/15/2012

Comment: We took the Nebo Springs trail down from the Bench Trail. It is beautiful! And a great place to take a break. A must do in my opinion.

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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