The Sunset Trail

Hot Springs National Park, AR

This trail generally follows the mountain crests from the overlook on West Mountain, to Music Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Blowout Mountain. Although the trail is in mountainous terrain, the grade is generally gentle. There are a number of rock outcrops along the trail which provide outstanding views into the mountains and valleys. Among these is Balanced Rock, a spectacular quarry which was used by Native Americans; it is accessed via a short spur trail. This trail is isolated as much as possible from the sights and sounds of the city of Hot Springs, yet it is easily accessible to visitors and citizens. Overnight use is acceptable by permit only.
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