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Mt. Magazine Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3)

This is an Ozark National Forest and Mount Magazine State Park trail.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

Point to Point

2,513' 766 m

High

994' 303 m

Low

2,083' 635 m

Up

587' 179 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a challenging dirt trail that starts at Cove Lake and leads up to Mount Magazine State Park. White-diamond blazes and mile markers denote the trail along the way. It is 1500 feet of elevation change, so be prepared for the challenge. However, there are great views of the surrounding area as you progress up the mountain. This trail can be completed in one day or broken into two days for those that prefer to backpack in the national forest portion (lower 2/3). The upper 1/3 is located within the state park boundary (no camping).

Sturdy footwear, water, and potentially trekking poles are recommended.

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Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Zac Nixon

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#172

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#11,715

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Cameron Bluff area on a frosty day
Jan 24, 2019 near Paris, AR
View point about 3.5 miles from the start.
Jan 24, 2019 near Paris, AR

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Apr 11, 2021
Stephen F
Turned this and Signal Hill into a pleasant weekend out-and-back. Some minor trail issues, but overall a beautiful, secluded hike. 24mi
Feb 22, 2020
Zac Nixon
Trail is in great shape! Mostly dry conditions all the way through! — 3h 30m
Aug 25, 2018
Ben Rosenberg
Nice trail covering a variety of terrain. Conditions could be improved in a few spots, but nothing unmanageable. Bridge is out, and there are 6-7 t… 16.4mi