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: 2010 Bear Hollow Trail Winter Pics

Last Saturday I went hiking on the Bear Hollow Trail at Mount Magazine State Park (near Paris, Arkansas).

Mount Magazine: 2010 Bear Hollow Trail Winter Pics photo
Bear Hollow Trail, Mt. Magazine State Park, Logan County, Arkansas

Bear Hollow Trail is one of my favorite hiking trails. It is not very difficult or very long, and it has gorgeous views of the Bear Hollow area on the east side of Mount Magazine.

Mount Magazine: 2010 Bear Hollow Trail Winter Pics photo
Bear Hollow Trail, Mt. Magazine State Park

Last Saturday when I went up there, I was a little surprised to see all the snow that was still there. We had gotten snow in Fort Smith in the past week or so, but that had already melted.

The first part of my hike was pretty exciting as I had never hiked in 6 inches of snow before. I’m sure that is a pretty regular thing to do up north, but it was new for me. Continue reading Mount Magazine: 2010 Bear Hollow Trail Winter Pics

Ouachita Trail 03: Queen Wilhelmina to Hwy 88 (51.6 to 54.1)

Ouachita Trail 03: Queen Wilhelmina to Hwy 88 (51.6 to 54.1) photo

Saturday, I hiked what I have labeled as segments 03-A and 03-B of the Ouachita Trail. This is a 2.5 mile section that begins at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and continues East until it intersects with Highway 88 (of the Talimena Scenic Drive). The first half-mile or so it is the same as the State Park’s Lover’s Leap Trail.

It’s not that difficult a trail segment overall. There is some up and down climbing, but there are also long stretches on a relatively level ridge.

As you would expect, the trail has some great views from Rich Mountain.

Ouachita Trail 03: Queen Wilhelmina to Hwy 88 (51.6 to 54.1) photo

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