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.

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

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail – 2 mi

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail - 2 mi photo
Vista on the trail at the south part of the loop, just before the trail joins the Rim Trail.

The Summit Park Trail, named for the Summit Park Hotel (1889-1918), is one of the two coolest trails at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Russellville). (The Rim Trail is the other.)

Summit Park Trail is a vigorous walk with about 500 feet of elevation gain. (Elevation change is about 300 feet.) It make a 1.6-mile loop across the west side of the mountain.

About 1/3 of it is shared with the Rim Trail. Most of the rest runs parallel to the Rim Trail.

This hike is very scenic. Although most of it does not have a lot of vista views (during leaf-on), it has wonderfully interesting terrain, slopes, and many interesting and scenic rocky areas.

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail - 2 mi photo
Downhill steps from the trailhead.

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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 Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails

Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails photo
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.

Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails photo
Nebo Springs Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

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