Fun Run G3 - Hot Springs ORV Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas (Garland County)

Last Updated: 09/05/2020
4.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Difficulty: 5-7
(DIFFICULT - SEVERE)
Length: 0.97 miles
Highest Elevation: 883 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Loop
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
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Highlights

Highlight: Fun Run G3 - Hot Springs ORV Park
Fun Run is one of three Jeep "Badge of Honor" trails you can wheel at Hot Springs ORV Park, and the most difficult of the three if you take the hard lines. It is a beautiful mile of wooded, rocky, and technical terrain that you don't want to miss. Moderate to hardcore wheelers will enjoy taking the hard line at Waypoint 5 with the three+ foot boulders to climb. Put your rig to the test and earn that badge!

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Route Information

Advanced Rating System

Recommended Vehicle:
Lightly Modified 4X4 (Small Lift and Larger Tires)
Concerns:
Summary:
The portion of the trail at Waypoint 3 had a bypass to the right in the past, but it has become as difficult as the left side. It is the hardest section of the trail and the reason for the rating. There is no bypassing the rock slab at Waypoint 2, but it is not hard when dry. Waypoint 4 can be bypassed by taking the right-hand​ line at the bottom of the hill. If you go left to tackle the big rocks, the trail becomes a 7-8 rating for a Highly Modified 4x4.

Technical Rating: 5-7
(DIFFICULT - SEVERE)

Rocky or undulated road surface. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 24" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 24" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 54" inches. Tire placement becomes more difficult. Can be steep and off-camber.
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Description

Fun Run is an off-road trail consisting of gravel, dirt, rocks, and bigger rocks that winds through the woods. There are a couple of sections that look like old creek wash and are scattered with rocks, both loose and embedded in the ground. There are several uphill sections that consist of steep, large boulder climbs.

Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
To get to the trailhead, take a right at Waypoint 21 onto 4x4 Rock Hop on Main Road 1, and follow straight through to the trailhead.
2. Rock Slab (0.38 mi)
The rock slab here can be very slick and difficult to traverse in wet conditions. When dry it isn't bad, just steep. Watch for loose gravel and dirt, and take it slow.
3. Big Rocks (0.59 mi)
Here is another fun section of rock slab / big rocks. You can go straight or veer to the right here, either direction is equally difficult​. Pick your line and take it slow!
4. Bigger Rocks (0.66 mi)
If you go to the right at the bottom of this hill, you can bypass these rocks...but where's the fun in that?! Pick the correct line and you can climb these three plus foot boulders with ease. Pick the wrong line and body damage is likely.
5. Trail End (0.97 mi)
Take a left at the trail end to get back to Waypoint 21 of Main Road 1.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.548360, -92.948270

Starting Point: Little Rock, Arkansas

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. You can get to the trailhead by turning into Waypoint 21 of Main Road 1. 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. You can get to the trailhead by turning into Waypoint 21 of Main Road 1.

Camping

Improved
Designated
Cabins, primitive tent camping sites, RV campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical and water hookups, and primitive RV sites are all available in HSORV Park from Thursday through Sunday nights. They also have a nice restroom/shower house on site, a convenience store with snacks, drinks, tools, apparel, and other sundries. Firewood and ice are also available, and there is a 3900 square foot pavilion that provides a nice place for shade on a hot day. There are also numerous bed and breakfasts, hotels, campsites, and RV parks within a 15-minute drive from the park if you wish to stay elsewhere.
Camping: Fun Run G3 - Hot Springs ORV Park

Trail Reviews (4)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
This was the third Badge of Honor trail completed on this trip. It is the shortest of the three BOH trails in the park, but the most challenging. The "Bigger Rocks" at Waypoint 4 offer the best challenge but would be difficult for a stock vehicle. I would recommend visiting the park on a weekend other than Labor Day weekend. There were multiple large groups which made the trail slow going with a lot of start and stops.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Fun Run has a few rock obstacles that you will need to plan your line out so not to cause any damage. Most of the obstacles have an easier bypass but you will still need to take it easy. A great trail with some climbs and rocks.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
My first trail ever . At first I was nervous due to never driving a jeep on a trail. Only driving mudpro1000 on pretty extreme rock trails. Being a first time jeep owner I wanted to earn trail badge. Stock rubicon hardrock edition . Slow n steady no problem

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Another "must do" every time I visit hot Springs Off Road Park. I love taking passengers on this one if they have never been off-roading. :)

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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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