Mount Magazine Scenic Byway

MODERATE 14 reviews

Mount Magazine Scenic Byway is a 20.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Paris, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.1 miles 3129 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Scenic drive from Paris, Arkansas to the summit of Mount Magazine State Park. Great views, trails, and other amenities.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

4 months ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

Beautiful drive in the fall!!

hiking
10 months ago

I love this mountain!

rock climbing
2 years ago

I love climbing here. When the fog is thick it seams like you are in a really remote area.

trail running
2 years ago

I ran a 15 k up this highway to the top of Mt Magazine..I can't say I noticed too much scenery on the way up, but the view from the top was spectacular! Began at Havana High, ended at first scenic overlook.

3 years ago

When in the area you can also hike on Rich Mountain and Huckleberry Mountain. Both are located just east of Mt. Magazine and offer lots of areas off the beat and path for hiking.

walking
3 years ago

This is a very nice and pretty trail. It is very well marked. Reaching the top was rather anticlimactic but it is one I will do again.

scenic driving
4 years ago

Beautiful drive on Mount Magazine.

hiking
4 years ago

Some friends and I did this trail (which, if you start at the summit is called the Mt. Magazine trail) is a great 9 mile one way or 18 mile out and back hike. We backpacked it overnight, hitting the summit on day one and then backpacking in the national forest (you need a permit for the sites at the summit, .5 miles back down it is the National forest which is free). The first 8 miles of this trail headed up Magazine are nice, rolling hills. The final mile to the top of Magazine is almost 1000' of gain all at once, doglegging back and forth to give your legs a break. We did this hike in March (lowest precip. month of the year) and bugs and black bears were no issue. It was beautiful during the day and cool at night. If you're going to camp, pack 3 season gear.

Overall, great weekend, would do it again!

scenic driving
5 years ago

My wife and I spent a couple of nights on Mt. Magazine. We took our time out of Benton going Hwy 9 to Perry, Hwy 10 to Havana and Hwy 309 to the top. On the way home, we continued on Hwy 309 down to Paris, Hwy 109 to Magazine, Hwy 10 to Booneville, Hwy 23 to Hwy 71 to Hwy 270, and came back through Hot Springs to Benton and home. It was a beautiful drive and I did not mind using the gas! By the way, if you ever go Hwy 270 through Mt. Ida, stop off at the Dairyette for an ice cream; it is well worth it!

hiking
6 years ago

This area truly is God's Country.

scenic driving
6 years ago

Great drive for fall Color.