Snake earns its name by winding back and forth, up and down, and through the picturesque woods of Hot Springs ORV Park. It is one of three Jeep "Badge of Honor" trails that can be wheeled here, and clocks in at 2.75 miles, making it the longest of the three. You can't miss taking a leisurely yet mildly challenging drive on this trail. From mild off-camber sections to hill climbs and descents, Snake is a great trail to initiate a new driver or new rig to off-roading.
7 day forecast for Snake F19 - Hot Springs ORV Park
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. The trailhead begins at Waypoint 3 of The Loop F17 F42.
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. The trailhead begins at Waypoint 3 of The Loop F17 F42.
The ORV Park has this listed as one of their easier trails, but don't be fooled as this trail will challenge a stock vehicle. The trail starts as a winding path through the forest but becomes rocky with some moderate sections. Just past Waypoint 5, the trail has a split with the easier route on the right. The left option is an enjoyable rocky climb with ledges that have you paying attention to your line. There is another rocky section just past Waypoint 7 that adds in a little off-camber descent.
Great trail within Hot Spring ORV, A stock Jeep will not have any issues on the trail. Winding through the park with some good views throughout the trail. Great views from one of the main roads once you get to the top.
Another "go to" trail for drivers that don't have much experience or just want to see what their rig can do without being too extreme. It was a bit on the warmer side today but not much dust for this time of year.
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.