Category - West Arkansas

Posts in West Arkansas including including the White Rock Mountain (Ozark National Forest) and Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, and Lake Fort Smith state parks. Also see West Arkansas Trails Page.

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail East Side Pics

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail East Side Pics photo
West-facing view from Sunset Point at the north end of Mount Nebo. (Panoramic.)

Mount Nebo (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is one of Arkansas’s most scenic state parks. The Rim Trail, a 3.2-mile loop around the triangular top of the mountain, is a great way to take in its beautiful views.

The March 24, 2015 pics in this post are all of the east side of the trail.

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail East Side Pics photo
Southeast-facing view near north end of Rim Trail. (Panoramic.)

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Mount Magazine: North Rim Trail Pics

Mount Magazine: North Rim Trail Pics photo
North-facing view (panoramic) from Dill Point, North Rim Trail, Mount Magazine State Park

The North Rim Trail at Mount Magazine State Park (Logan County, near Paris) is a wonderfully scenic hike with some great vista views.

As an out-and-back hike, it is 5 miles (2.5 miles each way), but it’s not difficult. About the only significant elevation change is in a stretch in the western part.

My full review of the trail is in this post.

These are additional photos from my June 5 and 11, 2016 hikes on the trail.

Mount Magazine: North Rim Trail Pics photo
North Rim Trail, near the west vista area.

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Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails

Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails photo
Nebo Steps Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

The Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs loop at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is fun little hike. Although it’s short, it is a workout as it makes the steep climb down from the rim level to the bench road level and back.

It’s a beautiful hike though with interesting rock formations and cool views in the higher areas.

This loop is .7 miles and encompasses the Nebo Steps and Nebo Springs trails as well as bits of the Rim Trail and Bench Road Trail to connect the two. For details, check out the full profile in this post.

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Nebo Springs Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

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Mount Nebo: Rim Trail Pics

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail Pics photo
There are lots of great views of Spring Mountain from the west side of the Rim Trail.

The Rim Trail at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is one of my favorite trails. In fact, I think it’s one of the 3 most scenic mountain trails in Arkansas. (The others are White Rock Mountain Rim Trail and the Pinnacle Mountain Summit Trail loop.)

What makes this 3.2-mile loop trail really special is the amazing views from nearly the entire hike. Much of it has really interesting bluffs and rock formations as well.

Generally, it’s not a difficult trail. There are a few places with some climbing, but the majority of it has little elevation change.

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail Pics photo
South-facing view from Sunset Point at the north end of Mount Nebo.

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