Little Rock: Mount Magazine

Tackle the highest point in Arkansas on this 20-mile out-and-back that draws all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts—hikers, climbers, even hang gliders.

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Mapped by Shannon Davis

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 16.1



Location: 35.2310333251953, -93.6316299438476

Head WNW on Mt. Magazine Trail


Location: 35.2320823669434, -93.6397476196289

Cross feeder to Cove Creek; in next 2.1 mi., you’ll cross it 2 more times through mostly oak and hickory forest


Location: 35.2279167175293, -93.6567687988281

Cross FR 1646 and veer R; cross another creek in .1 mi.


Location: 35.2240333557129, -93.6664352416992

Overlook offers SW views of Ross Hollow, Slate Hill, and Turkey Knob; Gutter Rock Creek flows below


Location: 35.2162818908691, -93.6577301025391

R @ Y. After .2 mi., turn R onto FR 1631C; trail picks up on L in 200 ft.


Location: 35.1994018554688, -93.6576690673828

Cross creek flowing into Ross Hollow (creek actually originates at NE foot of Signal Hill). Emerge @ base of Magazine Mtn.


Location: 35.1932487487793, -93.6443328857422

Cross Green Bench Rd. and parking area


Location: 35.1763000488281, -93.6443481445312

Break out on top of bluff, crossing road twice in next .3 mi.; nearby campground has 18 sites. Ironically, the best view on this highpointer is here at Cameron Bluff


Location: 35.1706504821777, -93.6444702148438

Join road heading S through campground, then cross paved FR 1606; continue straight on Mt. Magazine Trail


Location: 35.1669502258301, -93.6449508666992

Mt. Magazine (2,753 ft.), aka Signal Hill. No views, but this sandstone plateau saw two plane crashes in the last 60 yrs. Watch for low-flying birds (raptors too) and return home