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Best trails in Paris

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Looking for a great trail near Paris, Arkansas? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Nebo State Park or Mount Magazine State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ozark -St. Francis National Forest or Lake Alma Wildlife Observation Trail and Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Paris ranging from 1.8 to 20.1 miles and from 459 to 2,749 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Paris
Top trails (10)
#1 - North Rim, Mossback Ridge, and Greenfield Trails Loop
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h
Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. A spur connects with the western end of the Mossback Ridge Trail to create a 4.4-mile loop back to the visitor center. (Red Blazes), or it can be an out and back trail. It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlook a rugged hollow, the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Plateau.Show more
#2 - Signal Hill Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 54 m
At an elevation of 2,753 feet above Mean Sea Level, Signal Hill is the highest point in Arkansas. No visit to Mount Magazine is complete without having hiked to the highest peak in Arkansas. At the top is a 400 square feet stone map of Arkansas. A wide variety of plants make this a nice nature walk.Show more
#3 - Dripping Springs Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
The trailhead is located at the back of the Brown Springs picnic/camping area. You can hike the trail out and back, or take the tower road back to the main road. The distance is about the same. Fall and winter months are the best time to hike this trail if you want to see a view. This trail is not on the main hiking map for Mt. Magazine, and it is poorly maintained. An additional map can be acquired at the Visitor Center that will guide you on this trail. Show more
#4 - Bear Hollow Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
#5 - Mount Magazine Scenic Byway
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 20.1 mi
Scenic drive from Paris, Arkansas to the summit of Mount Magazine State Park. Great views, trails, and other amenities.Show more
#6 - Old Lodge Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
#7 - Mossback Ridge Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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)Show more
#8 - Greenfield Trail
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 49 m
This trail starts at the picnic area and crosses the highway and the head waters to Shoal Creek. It meets the the Mossback Ridge Trail to make a loop with the North Rim Trail. The area now occupied by the Greenfield Picnic Area and the visitor center was a family farm before the Great Depression. The Greenfield Trail starts in the picnic area, crosses the highway and the headwaters of Big Shoal Creek, and meets the Mossback Ridge Trail. It climbs 210 feet in elevation. This is a good place to start a 14-mile hike to Cove Lake. (Green Blazes) A .3-mile spur leads down an old wagon road to Turkey Springs.Show more
#9 - Cove Lake East Trail
Paris, Arkansas
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Cove Lake East trail takes you along the east shore of Cove lake, up a valley to the ridge line and back down the mountain to the trailhead. Show more
#10 - Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trails
Mount Magazine State Park
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Length: 19.4 mi • Est. 9 h 21 m
This is the only multi-use trail in the state park. Horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on any other trail listed here. From the horse camp down to the highway, this old wagon road drops 200 feet. For a detailed map, pick up the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail brochure at the visitor center.Show more