Mossback Ridge Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Paris, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
465 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



Named for Albert Morsbach, a settler, farmer, and teacher, this trail connects four other trails: Benefield West Loop, Greenfield, North Rim, and Signal Hill. Most of the walking is easy on top of the ridge. Watch for a variety of wildflowers and signs of black bears moving rocks and logs. (Yellow Blazes)

6 months ago

Nice walk, not many views however.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

my favorite trail on mt magazine

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A nice hike in the early morning fog. With the recent control burn it was still beautiful, even if it did look like the headless horseman might ride thru anytime. Fog stayed till noon which made it a different trail just by you not getting to see down below

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Easy trail, felt less like hiking and more like a walk in the park.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Pretty good trail through the woods that can help you make a larger loop. For example, it can help connect you to the Signal Hill trailhead from a couple of the other trails like the North Rim Loop.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This trail was a little too easy and monotonous for us. It was certainly less-traveled, you could tell, because there was long grass growing on the trail the whole way through. There is green ground cover in all directions, and the trees don't seem to have a lot of diversity. Also, we took this trail after having taken the North Rim Trail, hoping it would afford us views off the southern side of the mountain, as the North Rim Trail had. Nope. Just dark, monotonous forest. It'd be a cool place to take a lot of pictures, though... and we did walk through an area that seemed to have a high butterfly concentration. I'm not a trail runner, but I'm a hiker and a runner, and I'd bet this would be a great one to get started with trail running on, because I didn't notice a lot of opportunities for twisted ankles, and the trail was easy to see ahead on.

Monday, October 08, 2012

This trail was one of the easier ones in the Mount Magazine park . The west entrance of the trail has a small climb but the rest of the trail runs on top of a very flat ridge which makes for a very easy hike . Quite a few wild flower on this one, lots of interesting mushrooms and fungi too. Also ran across some bear scat . High bear population on Mount Magazine, very unlikely to see a bear though.

2 months ago

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012