Magazine Mountain

Background information:

Altitude: 2,753'

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.

 

Route Selection:

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. .

Packing List:

Nothing special.

 

Getting There:

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.

 

Trip Description:

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.

Signal Hill Trailhead

USGS marker at summit

Summit selfie

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