Heart Healthy: Highpoint Hike

My Thursday blogs are all about being Heart Healthy. It’s a new year, after all, and I’m sure many of us have made a resolution to get fit – to make a change.

Jill M. Rohrbach
A hike to Signal Hill atop Mount Magazine is a must-do because at 2,753 feet above mean sea level, it is the highest point in Arkansas. The trail is located in Mount Magazine State Park, 17 miles south of Paris. At the top is a 400-square-foot stone map of The Natural State. While Arkansas State Parks ranks the trail’s difficulty level as moderate, it is a well-groomed, gentle forest walk. At a length of 1.5 miles, it connects Cameron Bluff Campground with the Mossback Ridge Trail and The Lodge at Mount Magazine.

This weekend on Saturday, March 6 you can take this hike with a park interpreter. On this free guided hike you’ll likely encounter wildflowers, fiddleheads, mushrooms, mammal tracks, and other signs of spring. You should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. This isn’t the only time you can experience the trail with a knowledgeable guide. The park offers many events and programs.

Find out more at MountMagazineStatePark.com.
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