22 days ago

I did this trail on 1/26-1/27 and at the first switchback on the map the trail disappears. I don’t know if it’s the season and the leaves, limbs, etc had covered the trail but I stayed on the map trail 5 miles in and never saw a sign of a path. Finally set up camp at the nearest stream because water is scarce. Very rocky and slick (rained during the evening and throughout the night) with briars all over the mountain. Anyway, I don’t recommend this trail during the winter months due to path visibility.

We didn't do the entire trail, but the part that we did was great! After passing the shelter and going to the first peak we veered off to some big rocks that provided an awesome view. After starting to go downhill from there the trail was very overgrown but we stuck with it until we got to the bullfrog pond - there was a braid of human hair nailed to a tree and that did it for us, we turned around at that point and went back, but I'd love to do it again and go the entire way, with a machete and maybe some bear spray.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

great trail only 2 sources of water from very small will need good water treatment system if staying over night. found some water coming out of ground, ice cold and clear, about 2 miles in from first pond in a gully. ?spring?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

This is one of my favorite trails in Arkansas. The trail is marked very well for the majority of the hike but, once you get into the rocky areas, it gets a little harder to find your way. There is a great little campsite around 3 miles but not much water at all. The best part of this area is all of the different types of terrain you will encounter. Much of the trail is steep and rocky but you come to some really cool, flat, grassy areas when you would least expect them. Add in the old homestead about 3/4 of a mile away from the summit and there's a little something for everyone. Be warned though, there is a pretty good population of bears up there so don't be surprised if you're not by yourself!