The hike from Redding Campground to Spy Rock (Ozark National Forest, northeast Franklin County) is a great day hike.
It is vigorous one with a distance of 8.2 miles and a net elevation change of about 900 feet. But it’s quite scenic, featuring awesome views from Spy Rock, some nice views of Bowden Hollow from the west side of the Redding Loop, and two seasonal waterfalls on the east side.
[Note: As of 9-6-2015, Highway 23 is closed a few miles north of Cass due to flooding in early 2015. As a result, if you are heading to Redding Campground from the north, you will probably need to find another route. Check this link for the latest highway closure status.]
The Redding Loop/Spy Rock hike is a great day hike on the south end of Morgan Mountain with some wonderfully scenic areas.
At about 8.2 miles and with a net elevation change of about 900 feet, it is also a challenging one.
The hike starts at the Redding Campground (Redding Recreation Area) by the Mulberry River in the Ozark National Forest (northeast Franklin County).
This is the trail that gets you to the highest point in Arkansas. And it’s not very difficult.
The highest point in Arkansas, 2,753 feet above sea level, is at the top of Signal Hill on Mount Magazine. It’s in Mount Magazine State Park in the Ozark National Forest’s Magazine District, Logan County.
The Signal Hill Trail takes you to the highpoint and makes an enjoyable 1.4-mile loop around the north and east parts of Signal Hill.