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Signal Hill - State High Point, AR

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Distance One Way 0.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,600 feet
Elevation Gain 150 feet
Avg Time One Way .5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.9
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11  2016-10-19 Stoic
3  2009-11-12 imike
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Location Cloudcroft, NM
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Well, it is the state highpoint!
by imike

Okay... this hike could only pose a challenge if you hung around the lodge too long drinking some of the local wine and stumbled your way over some native tree roots. You drive on paved road to either the Lodge or the camping areas on Magazine Mountain (situated on opposite sides of Signal Hill, the peak of the mountain ridge). From either side, you access the trail at the well marked trailheads and walk the short distance to the peak... less than 200' of climbing over the less than half mile course. There is impressive signage at the peak, along with a log in book and a patio area done in the shape of the state of Arkansas, with the Magazine Mountain section contoured to stand out. The hike provides the little bit of entertainment for the guests of the slightly upscale Lodge. The Lodge is built on the edge of the cliffs, frequented by hang gliders and rock climbers visiting the area.

Signal Hill on Magazine Mountain, the highest point in the state at 2753'. is a destination point for many state visitors enjoying the surrounding forests and various local wineries in the state. There are some notably scenic hikes within the park boundaries worthy of a day's venturing, and some adjacent lakes providing additional recreational opportunities.

Cove Lake Trail: drops 9.5 miles from the top of the mountain down to Cove Lake.
North Rim Trail: 2.7 miles along the top of the bluff on the north side of the mountain.
Will Apple's Road Trail: 1.6 miles through dense forest.
Bear Hollow Trail: 2.8 miles along the east rim... with some impressive views.
Mossback Ridge Trail: 2.1 miles along the southern side of the mountain.

...and a variety of short connecting trails that allow for a multiplicity of connecting and looping routes.

Check in with the Ranger Station upon entering the park to get an idea of the variety of available distractions.

This is a state park, camping fees are collected.

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2009-11-29 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 $$
    information is in description

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Paris, Arkansas, follow state road 309 south to the park entrance. Follow the park road to either the Lodge or the camping grounds, accessing either trailhead from those two areas.
    page created by imike on Nov 29 2009 12:31 pm
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