Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop – 1 mi

Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
View of pond from Benefield West Loop (Mt. Magazine)

The Benefield West Loop trail at Mount Magazine State Park is an easy .9-mile loop. It is almost completely flat and about half of it is on old forest roads.

This is not a scenic-view trail, at least during leaf-on (summer, early fall, late spring). But you should take a minute to look at the pond.

Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Benefield West Loop (Mt. Magazine)
Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Approximate elevation profile based on gps data.

. Mount Magazine – Benefield West Loop GPX Map

Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Benefield West Loop (Mt. Magazine)
Mount Magazine: Benefield West Loop - 1 mi photo
Benefield West Loop near road crossing (Mt. Magazine)

The trail is very accessible as the trailhead is at the Benefield picnic area. (You can download the official trail brochure here.)

As usual, I have posted some of my photos and a gpx map made from my gps data.

Click here for full-screen trail map. Click here for GPX file download.

VITAL INFO

Trail Name and LocationBenefield West Loop - Mount Magazine State Park
County/StateLogan/Arkansas
Date Hiked07-31-2010 (p.m.)
Weather/Conditions90's, hot.
DirectionsThere is parking at the Benefield Picnic Area where the trailhead is located.
Length.9 miles
Loop?Yes
Difficulty

(1=Easy; 5=Most Difficult)

1
ATT Cell Coverage?Partial
Official Info (Links)Website.

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[Updated: 2011-12-30]

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