Location: Take Hwy. 27 north from Norman for 1 mile; turn east (right) on Forest Road 177 for 2 miles.
Description: Beginning in the Crystal Recreation Area, this loop trail starts next to the springs at the east end of the campground. After crossing Montgomery Creek, the trail turns upslope on a moderate grade for a short distance, then follows contours of the north slope of Crystal Mountain through old-growth hardwoods, and past several eastern white pines planted by the Forest Service in 1910. Hikers may watch for quartz outcrops along the trail. The western end of the trail again crosses Montgomery Creek into the campground, returning to its beginning point.
For Information: Caddo Ranger District, 912 Smokey Bear Lane, Glenwood, AR, 71943, (870) 356-4186