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Will Apple's Road Trail, AR

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,221 feet
Elevation Gain 180 feet
Accumulated Gain 200 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.27
Interest Historic
Backpack Connecting Only
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Preferred   May, Apr, Oct, Sep → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:21am - 5:31pm
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Nearby Area Water
Huckleberry Mtn. Multi-Use Trail
0.0 mi away
34.0 mi
1,900 ft
Benefield Loop Trails
1.0 mi away
2.0 mi
250 ft
Bear Hollow Trail
1.1 mi away
2.8 mi
340 ft
Mossback Ridge Trail
1.2 mi away
2.1 mi
410 ft
Greenfield Trail - Mt Magazine
1.3 mi away
0.9 mi
230 ft
North Rim Trail - Mt Magazine
1.3 mi away
2.7 mi
200 ft
Mount Magazine - Cove Lake Trail System
1.6 mi away
17.7 mi
Signal Hill - State High Point
Signal Hill - State High Point
2.8 mi away
0.4 mi
150 ft
Cove Lake Trail / Mt Magazine Trail
2.8 mi away
9.5 mi
-1,500 ft
Rim Trail
19.4 mi away
3.3 mi
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by imike

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.


    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.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Paris, Arkansas, follow 109 to 309, then 309 up and into Magazine Mountain State Park. turn into the Horse Camp area on your right, or proceed on to the Ranger Station and park there.
    page created by imike on Mar 26 2010 1:48 pm
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