Tree lined Stroll...
This trail is the remnant remain of the old roadway that supplied the mountain back before the turn of the 20th century. It is the only trail in Mount Magazine State Park that allows mountain bikes, and it connects with the Huckleberry Mtn. Multi-use trail, which continues on for an additional 30 odd miles down and through the Ozark National Forest.
Named for a farmer, this trail was the first road to the crest of Mount Magazine. During the 1800s, wagons hauled produce from the mountaintop to the valley using this path. This trail runs from just east of the visitor center and ends at the horse camp field. Features include: historic home sites, wildflowers, escaped domestic flowers, woodland songbirds, stone fences, and ruins of a swimming pool built in the 1920s. Mountain bikes are allowed on this trail. Bikers and hikers should be aware and alert. Bikers, signal your presence to hikers when overtaking.
This trail section provides a nice connection between the Bear Hollow Trail and the North Rim Trail. The North Rim Trail and Will Apple's Road Trail both terminate at the Ranger Station visitor center, where you can both gather information and score drinks and snacks.
The start of this trail is down out of the end of the Horse Camp area off of 309. Work your way across the broad open expanse, moving to your left to the signed trailhead. Or, simply park at the Ranger Station on the other end of the trail to enjoy an easier beginning to your hike. Be aware: the Horse Camp area is home to both horse trailers and ATV campers, both looking to enjoy the Multi-use trail heading downhill and out of the park.
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.