Easy Trails

Benefield Loop Trails

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2 miles
Description: Consists of two loops using the Benefield Picnic Area as a center point. History, wildflowers, additional Arkansas plant life, and scenic beauty are prominent features along these easily walked loops.

In the 1880s Benjamin Benefield homeste... (read more)
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Will Apple's Road Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.6 miles
Description: Named for a farmer, this trail was the first road to the crest of Mount Magazine. During the 1800s, wagons hauled produce from the mountaintop to the valley using this path. This trail starts just east of the visitor center and ends at the horse camp... (read more)
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Moderate Trails

Bear Hollow Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.8 miles
Description: Follows the upper rim of Bear Hollow from the Benefield Picnic Area to the northern trailhead at Ark. 309 just below the horse camp. Points of interest include WPA steps, Sunrise Rock, Inspiration Point, Bear Head Bluff, and Shoal Creek. Some of the ... (read more)
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Cove Lake Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9.7 miles, only .5 mile is within the state park boundaries
Description: Starting in the Cameron Bluff Campground, this trail descends over 1,500 feet to Cove Lake. Most of the trail is in the Ozark National Forest with only half of a mile in the state park boundaries. It can be hiked in a full day but is best enjoyed at ... (read more)
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Greenfield Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: .9 mile
Description: 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 Mossbac... (read more)
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Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 34 miles, only .6 mile is within the state park boundaries
Description: 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... (read more)
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Mossback Ridge Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.1 miles
Description: 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 sig... (read more)
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North Rim Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.2 miles
Description: Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlook a ru... (read more)
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Signal Hill Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.5 miles
Description: 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 squ... (read more)
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Strenuous Trails

Cove Lake Trail

Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 9.7 miles, only .5 mile is within the state park boundaries
Description: Starting in the Cameron Bluff Campground, this trail descends over 1,500 feet to Cove Lake. Most of the trail is in the Ozark National Forest with only half of a mile in the state park boundaries. It can be hiked in a full day but is best enjoyed at ... (read more)
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Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail

Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 34 miles, only .6 mile is within the state park boundaries
Description: 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... (read more)
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North Rim Trail

Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 2.2 miles
Description: Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlook a ru... (read more)
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