Round Top Mountain Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Round Top Mountain 3.5 mile trail loops around the base of the mountain top bluffs with scenic rock formations, minor remnants of a Bomber plan that crashed in the 1940's, and then climbs to the top of the bluff to allow panoramic views of the area before returning to the trail head. The trail provides some great views of Jasper and the surrounding area, along with some excellent rock formations and bluff lines. Stops on the trail include a indian bluff shelter & amarker where the plane crashed. The trail begins with a series of switch backs but quickly levels off with only a couple of climbs after that to reach the mountain top. Overall an easy trail. It only earns a moderate difficult rating for the beginning switch backs.
This trail was a nice loop. Was expecting more from the crash site. People have clearly stolen what was left over the years. The trail takes you up a little climb at first, and then levels out for the rest of the entire bottom loop. You can take some rock steps up to the top loops foe better views, but nothing out of this world. A nice trail, but hasn't been taken care of as far as benches along the trail, and the restroom at the trailhead was horrible. An overall nice trail if you want to get out and stretch your legs and hear highway traffic while doing so. In my opinion, too many other trails in the area are a better way to spend your time.
This trail was a decent little trail. It starts out with some uphill switchbacks, but levels off for most of the lower loop around the mountain. I was a little disappointed with the crash site. I guess I was expecting more remnants to be left, but clearly the scavengers had taken their toll over the years. There is a nice memorial to the servicemen that lost their lives in the crash.
After you complete the lower loop, their are some nice rock steps that will lead you to the upper trails that will give you some nice views. Overall that trail was okay, but you can hear the cars travelling on the highway below and that takes away from any feeling of being in the woods on a nice trail.
Just took the loop today. I was glad to see this back open.
Very good views. Not too difficult to do, or to get there. Nice Trail.
nice little hike with some good up hills. I went in late September and the cobwebs were out of this world-everywhere!! just be mindful if you aren't okay with that type of stuff- does not appear that the travel is well traveled enough to naturally get rid of that :-)
Good hike. But husband wants to note the benches are lacking.. most were rotted and fallen apart. Bomber motor was not there. PLENTIFUL copperheads. bathrooms in disrepair. this trail has not had upkeep. don't attempt in warm weather if you are afraid of snakes. we saw them at several different points on the trail. all that being said we will return in cooler weather
Easy trail and scenic view, however you need to walk a lot of the trail portion in the woods, the view is for a few minutes.
Overall a good trail.
Really enjoyed this trail. Had a crystal clear day and felt like I could see for miles in all directions. We send to be the only ones hiking in the middle of the afternoon - highly recommend!
Fabulous views. Speculator boulders. Worth every step.
Fabulous views, Spectacular boulders! Worth every step.
Very scenic, boulders and beautiful river view
Beautiful area, easy to view the gorgeous landscape with leaves off. We were tight on time so only completed the top trails. Will definitely return to complete the loops.
Got to see Arkansas' "Great Egyptian pyramid. Totally amazing!
Just completed this & loved it. We did the 3 top trails first and then the bottom loop trail for of 3.5 miles. Amazing views, rock formations and an area to climb. On a Sunday in October, there was only 1 other couple here!
We did this hike last spring. It was beautiful views! It is a trail which loops around with uphills which are great for workout! I have noticed it is blocked off right now at entrance.