Tag - Difficulty: Moderate/ Strenuous

More challenging hikes. We rate the difficulty level on these as Moderate (3 of 5) or Strenuous (4 of 5).

Mount Magazine: North Rim Trail Pics

North Rim Trail, Mount Magazine State Park
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.

North Rim Trail, Mount Magazine State Park
North Rim Trail, near the west vista area.

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Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Pics

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
Rough Canyon Trail at the south end of the loop, next to Fouche Maline

The Rough Canyon Trail is a cool 2.9-mile loop at Robbers Cave State Park. It has lots of interesting rocks and rock formations, varied terrain, and in wetter times, beautiful views of the Rough Canyon stream.

The trailhead is adjacent to the Robbers Cave Nature Trail, the small trail that goes by the actual Robbers Cave rock formations.

See this post for the full profile of the Rough Canyon Trail with pics from my April 2, 2016 hike.

These are some additional photos from that hike.

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
Rough Canyon Trail. Rocky stretch on the east side between Lost Lake and the service road crossing.

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Earthquake Ridge Trail Pics (Ouachita Forest)

Earthquake Ridge Trail, Ouachita National Forest
Heading uphill on the east side of the Earthquake Ridge Trail

The Earthquake Ridge Trail, including the adjacent Southern Loop, is an enjoyable 3-mile hike at the east end of the Talimena Scenic Drive (Highway 88) near Mena, Arkansas. This Ouachita National Forest hike is easy to locate, starting at the Visitor Information Center.

My profile of this trail with pics from my June 6, 2015 hike is in this post.

Here are more pics from my hike that day.

Earthquake Ridge Trail, Ouachita National Forest
Earthquake Ridge Trail, Ouachita National Forest

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Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails

Nebo Steps Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
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.

Nebo Steps Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
Nebo Springs Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

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