Main Road 1 - Hot Springs ORV Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas (Garland County)

Last Updated: 06/22/2019
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.51 miles
Highest Elevation: 764 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Other Shapes
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Hot Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hot Springs
Official Road Name: N/A
Management Agency: N/A
District: N/A

Highlights

Highlight: Main Road 1 - Hot Springs ORV Park
Originally established in March of 2002 as Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park, Hot Springs Off-Road Vehicle Park is considered an off-road Mecca by many. The trails are well marked and rated from one to five diamonds (one being the easiest, five being the hardest.) According to HSORV Park's own trail map, a five diamond trail is described as "These are the "real deal" obstacles for the hard-core off-roader. Go with at least 36" tires and all the other truck stuff. Mechanical and body damage is the norm. These trails require a co-driver/spotter and the driver's undivided attention. Bring a camera and a clean change of underwear." The Park's trail map is located here: Hot Springs ORV Park Trail Map and is a great reference for trail rating, rules, and regulations. You will also see on the map there are trails that are intended for motorcycles and/or SxS's/ATV's/UTV's only (no SUV's allowed.) If you are traveling from afar, plan on staying a while. You can wheel on the trails for days and not even make it to half of them. Anyone from beginner to expert can come and get their money's worth out of several days of trail riding or extreme rock crawling. After a day on the trail, you can shower up at the Park and head downtown to enjoy what Hot Springs has to offer. HSORV Park is only 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs. The city itself is a huge tourist attraction. From the beautiful scenic views atop Hot Springs Mountain Tower, a fun and refreshing day at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, or enjoying the history of the city in the downtown spas or Gangster Museum of America, there is something for the whole family. Oaklawn is close by if you like to wager on horses or play some electronic gaming such as poker or blackjack. You could easily stay a week and not take it all in.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead begins at the entrance to Hot Springs Off-Road Vehicle Park. The entrance to HSORV is clearly marked coming from both directions on Mill Creek Road with yellow "ORV PARK" signs. The gravel road entrance is smooth and well maintained. Please follow posted speed limit signs, quiet hours, and be sure and check in at the office before you venture into the rest of the ORV Park.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Little Rock

From Little Rock, Arkansas: Leave Little Rock on I-30W, and follow signs for Interstate 30 W/Hot Springs/Texarkana. Approximately 27 miles from Little Rock, take the Exit for US-70 W toward Hot Springs. Continue on US-70 W for 8.1 miles. Turn right onto AR-128 W and follow it for 7.2 miles until you reach Mill Creek Road. Turn left onto Mill Creek Road, and follow it for 6.0 miles until you arrive at HSORV Park. If you are driving East on I-30 (such as coming from Texas) take Exit 98B for US-270 W toward Hot Springs. Continue onto US-270 W/Oliver Lancaster Boulevard, and drive 12.7 miles. Turn right to merge onto US-70 E toward Little Rock. Drive 2.3 miles, then take Exit 11B on the left for U.S. 70B W/Grand Avenue. Drive 0.5 mile and then merge onto U.S. 70 Business/E Grand Avenue. Drive 1.3 miles, then take Exit 4 to merge onto E Grand Avenue. Drive 0.7 miles and turn right onto Kelton Street. After 0.6 miles, turn right onto Mill Creek Road. In 2.9 miles you will arrive at HSORV Park.

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Writer Information

Shawn Ayres

Mapping Crew - Arkansas

Shawn is a native of Arkansas, and enjoys camping, exploring the National Forests, chasing waterfalls, and canoeing/kayaking. His wife and family love to accompany him on most of his outdoor adventures. He is also an avid rock-crawler, and can be found at the local off-road park any chance he gets. Having been a trail guide there, he knows the trails well, and enjoys showing new guys the ropes.
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