Tag - Counties: Pope + Yell (Ark)

Hiking trails in Pope and Yell Counties, Arkansas including Mount Nebo State Park and the Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area of the Ozark National Forest.

Mount Nebo: Rim Trail West + South Side Pics

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
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.

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
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

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
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.

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
Southeast-facing view near north end of Rim Trail. (Panoramic.)

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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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Mount Nebo: Rim Trail Pics

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
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.

Rim Trail, Mount Nebo State Park
South-facing view from Sunset Point at the north end of Mount Nebo.

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