Will Apple's Road Trail
Named for a farmer, this trail was the first road to the crest of Mount Magazine. During the 1800s, wagons hauled produce from the mountaintop to the valley using this path. This trail starts just east of the visitor center and ends at the horse camp field. Features include: historic home sites, wildflowers, escaped domestic flowers, woodland songbirds, stone fences, and ruins of a swimming pool built in the 1920s. Mountain bikes are allowed on this trail. Bikers and hikers should be aware and alert. Bikers, signal your presence to hikers when overtaking.
Length: 1.6 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 2 hours
Don Simons, CHI, 16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR, 72855, 479-963-8502
Trailhead is at the eastern end of the Visitor Center parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: 35.175123783332 -93.61799955368
On Scenic Highway 309, 17 miles south of Paris
To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.
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