Happy Trails

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - — Michael Storey Know a good trail for a hike? Email mstorey@arkansason­line.com

WHIT­TING­TON TRAIL

Lo­ca­tion: This is one of the few flat and easy walk­ing trails in hilly Hot Springs Na­tional Park. The trail­head is not quite a half mile west of the in­ter­sec­tion of Cen­tral and Park av­enues.

GPS: 34.516475, -93.061637 Length: The gravel path is a 1.2 mile loop. Main at­trac­tions: The tran­quil green space is all that’s left of a once bustling his­toric park with ten­nis courts, con­cert space, horse­back rid­ing, row­ing lakes and a ball­field. It still makes for a lovely tree-shaded walk around

fully chan­neled Whit­ting­ton Creek. Hazards: None.

Dog, bike, tyke friendly? Dogs and small fry will love it, but gravel isn’t too friendly for some bikes. Video: ArkansasOn­line. com/hap­py­trails

Rat­ing (out of five):

*****

Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette/MICHAEL STOREY

Whit­ting­ton Trail of­fers a calm, shady place to walk as it winds its way through the park.

Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette

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