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North Rim Trail - Mt Magazine, AR

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Distance One Way 2.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,424 feet
Elevation Gain 20 feet
Accumulated Gain 200 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.37
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Connecting Only
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Preferred   May, Apr, Oct, Sep → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:21am - 5:31pm
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Greenfield Trail - Mt Magazine
0.0 mi away
0.9 mi
230 ft
Mount Magazine - Cove Lake Trail System
0.4 mi away
17.7 mi
Mossback Ridge Trail
0.9 mi away
2.1 mi
410 ft
Benefield Loop Trails
1.0 mi away
2.0 mi
250 ft
Bear Hollow Trail
1.0 mi away
2.8 mi
340 ft
Huckleberry Mtn. Multi-Use Trail
1.3 mi away
34.0 mi
1,900 ft
Will Apple's Road Trail
1.3 mi away
1.6 mi
200 ft
Cove Lake Trail / Mt Magazine Trail
1.5 mi away
9.5 mi
-1,500 ft
Signal Hill - State High Point
Signal Hill - State High Point
1.6 mi away
0.4 mi
150 ft
Rim Trail
20.7 mi away
3.3 mi
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Views! Yes, Great Views!
by imike

This trail section comes close to rivaling the Bear Hollow Trail area, with it's amble along the edge of the cliff edges overlooking the valley far below. Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive, then on another half mile to terminate behind the campground area, where it connects with the Cove Lake Trail.

It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlooking a rugged hollow, the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Plateau are just a few of the views along this trail section.


A spur connects with the western end of the Mossback Ridge Trail to create a 4.4-mile loop back to the visitor center, shortcutting off of Mossback trail on Greenfield Trail.

You can add on the state high point, Signal Hill, by walking up through the campground, connecting with the Signal Hill trail at the campground entry point... and, dropping off the other side of Signal Hill, enjoy the various services available at the Lodge.

Trail Regulations: To protect the environment and for safety it is unlawful to:

Posses alcoholic beverages on trails
Carry glass containers on trails
Litter
Camp overnight on trails within the state park
Deface natural or cultural features
Allow pets off leash
Ride bikes on trails other than Will Apple's Road Trail and Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail
Ride horses or ATVs on trails other than Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail
Harass, hunt, or kill wildlife in the state park
Pick flowers or remove plants

Observe and honor the trail rules, please.

imike

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    None


    Directions
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    To hike
    From Paris, Arkansas, follow 109 to 309, then 309 up and into Magazine Mountain State Park. Park at the Ranger Station/Visitor Center. Pick up a trail map and brochure and head out the west end of the station to connect with the trailhead.
    page created by imike on Mar 26 2010 2:09 pm
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