Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Mount Magazine State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Would love to give this a higher rating, as it is the high point in Arkansas, but so disappointed in the amount of poison ivy found in and along the trail. More care for this beautiful trail is necessary. At times, it was so overgrown that we struggled to move through the overgrowth. We completed the hike in September.

Beautiful day, moderate difficulty.

Beautiful scenery, great panoramic views and tons of wildflowers, the rock outcropping were cool areas to hike thru, liked seeing all the CCC structures along the way, liked that more strenuous stretches were in shorter bursts, and were only a few others on the trails.

A relativity easy hike. Took about 2.5 hours to do the 5 mile loop with starting from the lodge. Goods views when looking north. Not so much on the Mossback Ridge trail.

Nice walk, not many views however.

Very easy and beautiful trial. Good overlooks!

I'm 53 and in ok shape. It was an easy loop and well marked. One could combine several trails however and make it longer than a 4.4 loop. North rim has views but not Mossback. We did enjoy the lodge and restaurant too.

This trail was beautiful and relatively easy - not much elevation gain/loss. Great views, highly recommend this trail!

Great hike. Saw a Bald Eagle.

Hiked to the overlook on my drive through to Eureka Springs. Nice way to stretch the legs a little on a long drive.

I mapped this 9 mile loop trail that is actually four Mount Magazine trails that form a larger loop trail around the mountain. I started at the visitors center on the North Rim Trail, then picked up on the Mossback Ridge Trail until reaching the Benefield Picnic Area. Then proceeding on the Bear Hollow Trail to the Horse Camp, then picking up Will Apple's Road Trail back to the visitors center. I really like this trail for a number of reasons. Being a state park the trails are well kept and easy to follow. There are great restrooms and refreshments at the visitors center at the beginning and end of the trail. There is also a restroom about about half way along the trail at the Benefield Picnic Area. There are beautiful views, especially along the North Rim Trail and the Bear Hollow Trail. Hunting is not allowed in the park so you feel safe hiking during dear hunting season. Also the lodge and restaurant are a great place to cool down, relax, and get a snack or meal after hiking.

trail running
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Not a difficult trail, but great views of the valley. The pic that I snapped was one of my favorites!

It was good for the kids

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Loved this trail! We walked out to the towers on the west side of the mountain and watched the sunset. There's a fire tower out there and several nice places to watch the sunset or stars or meteor showers. The best views from the bluffs are on off-site trails that aren't marked, but are visible if you're watching for them.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful hike and a decent workout!

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful hike but expected a little more to see.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

my favorite trail on mt magazine

Fun hike..lots of flowers and the mossback connection trail was like a green carpet ..

A good hike. A bit challenging for my two young ones but enjoyable.

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mind blowing! Love Arkansas! Can't wait to take my friends, and family!

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail a few weeks back. Was quite surprised of how badly the trail was grown up, I would have figured it being such a popular destination that it would have been better taken care of. Otherwise for the larger part it was a great hike with some really nice views. Would definitely hike it again.

The trail starts at the visitor's center, and looks a bit like an overgrown arboretum, but in a good way. the trail path is pretty clear and isn't marked until you cross another trail. Loved the views, moderate hike as some of it is uphill, lots of bees around the flowers.

scenic driving
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful drive in the fall!!

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cool trail. The entire mountain has a interesting history, that I love!

Great trail

The hike was nice and cool it had multiple overlooks some of the trail had alot of rocks so be careful plus we crossed a creek twice where my dog cooled off. Over all happy
about the trail.

Beautiful.

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

I love this mountain!

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