Round Top Mountain Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, AR 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.
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.
Absolutely beautiful! I think it's my new favorite spot.
Had trouble finding the entrance from the road.
We went to the highest point and parts were overgrown so we got some ticks on us. The lookout on the north side was beautiful, from there You can see Jasper in its entirety. The "plane remains" is nothing more than tiny pieces of wreckage on a rock. Decent hike and would probably go again in another season.
We had a great time on this hike. Good for all ages. Kids with us had a blast!!! Beautiful views and bear crack was fun!
I wasn't expecting much from this hike, but boy was I wrong! The trail loops around the base of the mountain following impressive cliff walls with lots of rock shelters and narrow passage ways to explore. Up top there are two beautiful lookouts on the north and south end. The north look out has a moss covered bluff that's picture perfect and ideal for a picnic. Back down below you'll find a memorial to the fallen airmen that is almost as moving as the immovable walls of stone where they met their end.
Had a great time out with the group on this trail