Park Hours:

Visitor Center Open All Year:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

With the following exceptions:
May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April, May, Aug. 12-31, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


North Rim Trail

Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlook a rugged hollow, the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Plateau. A spur connects with the western end of the Mossback Ridge Trail to create a 4.4-mile loop back to the visitor center. (Red Blazes)

Length: 2.2 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous

Trail Type:

Hiking Trail

For Information:
Don Simons, CHI, 16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR, 72855, 479-963-8502

Trail Start
Trailhead is West behind the Visitor Center, trail terminates in the campground.

GPS Coordinates: 35.174333 -93.6198

On Scenic Highway 309, 17 miles south of Paris

See nearby trails:

Greenfield Trail :: 0.07 miles away.
Will Apple's Road Trail :: 0.11 miles away.
Bear Hollow Trail :: 1.07 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

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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