Tag - Counties: Franklin + Johnson + Logan (Ark)

Trails in Franklin, Johnson, and Logan Counties, Arkansas. Including Mount Magazine State Park as well as White Rock Mountain and other Ozark National Forest Trails.

For a list of all trails in this group, visit this link.

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 Magazine: North Rim Trail – 5 mi (o&b)

Mount Magazine: North Rim Trail - 5 mi (o&b) photo
North Rim Trail at Mount Magazine. View of the Cameron Bluff part of the mountain from the vista at around 1.2 from visitor center. (Panoramic.)

The North Rim Trail at Mount Magazine is one of the 3 trails with the park’s best views. (The other two are Bear Hollow Trail and Benefield East Loop Trail.)

The trail runs along the north rim from the visitor center on the east end over to the campground at Cameron Bluff on the west end.

It’s 5 miles as an out-and-back hike (2.5 miles each way). It has some great views and is not too difficult.

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East-facing view of Mount Magazine from Dill Point on North Rim Trail. (Panoramic.)

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Highway 123 Falls (Ozark Forest)

Highway 123 Falls (Ozark Forest) photo
Highway 123 Falls, Ozark National Forest

We were fortunate to spend Thanksgiving weekend at the cabin.  It was an amazingly rainy weekend, and we got to spend a lot of time with rest and relaxation.

However, by Sunday I was starting to get cabin fever, and with all the rain, I knew the water would be flowing. We didn’t want to venture too far out in the wilderness as the rain had gone from light to very heavy, and as much as I love the outdoors, in a cold, wet rain can be a tough way to go about enjoying them.

After a couple of failed attempts to see other waterfalls (due to many water crossings being flooded), we headed down to check out Highway 123 Falls, a 47-foot Ozark National Forest waterfall in northeast Johnson County. Continue reading Highway 123 Falls (Ozark Forest)

Redding Loop/Spy Rock Trail Pics (Ozark Forest)

Redding Loop/Spy Rock Trail Pics (Ozark Forest) photo
View from Spy Rock

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.

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Redding Loop, west side, Ozark National Forest

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