Tidbits: Highest mountain in Arkansas.
Summitted, October 28, 2018
Time Zone: GMT -6 hours
When to go:
Anytime, although the autumn foliage is particularly spectacular in late October.
There is only one trail to the summit, the "Signal Hill Trail" located in Magazine Mountain State Park.
Hotel and Climb Reservation:
No guide, permit, or trail reservations are required. .
Magazine Mountain State Park is located off of Route 309. When you enter the park, you will be turning onto FOrest Road 1606, which you follow 1 3/4 miles to the parking area adjacent to the Cameron Bluff Campground. There is a very small parking area here and a large sign indicating the state of the Signal Hill Trail.
I was VERY surprised at how beautiful Arkansas was in autumn...the foliage rivals that of New England. I even passed a herd of Elk not too far from the park. The trail hike is short, just 1 mile roundtrip. There is a signpost and USGS marker at the summit, but there are no views. There are, however, spectacular views on the drive up to the park.