Tag - Length: 3-5 Miles

Hunt’s Loop Trail (Ouachita Forest) – 4 mi

Hunt’s Loop Trail (Ouachita Forest) - 4 mi photo
The view from the Short Mountain vista.

One of my favorite day hikes around Hot Springs is the Hunt’s Loop Trail in the Ouachita National Forest (north Garland County/south Perry County).

The 4.3-mile-hike takes you straight up Short Mountain to a gorgeous vista and then through some of the most beautiful woods along the ridge of the mountain before returning to the narrow valley of the Middle Fork of the Saline River.

It is a moderate trail overall. The only difficult part is at the beginning (going clockwise) up Short Mountain. The elevation change is about 500 feet.

Hunt’s Loop Trail (Ouachita Forest) - 4 mi photo
Heading north on Hunt’s Loop Trail on top of Short Mountain, Ouachita National Forest
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Mount Nebo: Rim Trail West + South Side Pics

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail West + South Side Pics photo
Mount Nebo Rim Trail on south side, near Sunrise Point (panoramic).

The Rim Trail at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is one of the prettiest trails in Arkansas with amazing views from nearly the entire trail.

It’s a scenic 3.2-mile loop that goes around the entire mountain top.

There are basically 3 sides to the trail. These are March 24, 2015 photos I took of the west and south sides.

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail West + South Side Pics photo
Overlook parking area at the southwest part of the mountain. You can start the Rim Trail from here.

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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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