Mount Magazine Scenic Byway is a 28 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Paris, AR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
South on hwy 109 out of Paris, Ark., Turn east or right on Hwy 309. This will take you to Havana, Ark., the end of the route. Arkansas state park, Mt. Magazine, is the midway point, the highest elevation. The park should be a detour. Great views, trails, and other amenities.
Beautiful drive in the fall!!
I love this mountain!
I love climbing here. When the fog is thick it seams like you are in a really remote area.
I ran a 15 k up this highway to the top of Mt Magazine..I can't say I noticed too much scenery on the way up, but the view from the top was spectacular! Began at Havana High, ended at first scenic overlook.
When in the area you can also hike on Rich Mountain and Huckleberry Mountain. Both are located just east of Mt. Magazine and offer lots of areas off the beat and path for hiking.
This is a very nice and pretty trail. It is very well marked. Reaching the top was rather anticlimactic but it is one I will do again.
Beautiful drive on Mount Magazine.
Some friends and I did this trail (which, if you start at the summit is called the Mt. Magazine trail) is a great 9 mile one way or 18 mile out and back hike. We backpacked it overnight, hitting the summit on day one and then backpacking in the national forest (you need a permit for the sites at the summit, .5 miles back down it is the National forest which is free). The first 8 miles of this trail headed up Magazine are nice, rolling hills. The final mile to the top of Magazine is almost 1000' of gain all at once, doglegging back and forth to give your legs a break. We did this hike in March (lowest precip. month of the year) and bugs and black bears were no issue. It was beautiful during the day and cool at night. If you're going to camp, pack 3 season gear.
Overall, great weekend, would do it again!
My wife and I spent a couple of nights on Mt. Magazine. We took our time out of Benton going Hwy 9 to Perry, Hwy 10 to Havana and Hwy 309 to the top. On the way home, we continued on Hwy 309 down to Paris, Hwy 109 to Magazine, Hwy 10 to Booneville, Hwy 23 to Hwy 71 to Hwy 270, and came back through Hot Springs to Benton and home. It was a beautiful drive and I did not mind using the gas! By the way, if you ever go Hwy 270 through Mt. Ida, stop off at the Dairyette for an ice cream; it is well worth it!
This area truly is God's Country.
Great drive for fall Color.