Huckleberry Mountain

  

Established in 1989, the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail provides 37.3 miles of trail for multiple uses. Originally designed for horseback riding, the trail now provides recreation opportunities for hikers, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and mountain biking. Winding valleys framed by rugged mountain bluffs give way to spectacular views of the surrounding area. The trails meander through numerous creeks which provide water for thirsty horses. Pond locations not adjacent to the trail are designated by signs and blue arrows. Six trail crossings are located along Big Shoal Creek. These crossings can be difficult during times of high water. Each trail crosses several gravel roads with portions located along old logging roads and open forest roads. These roads allow visitors to access the trail system from many locations. Backcountry trails are rugged and remote. Trails vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Bulletin boards are located at many trail access points with a trail registration box. For monitoring purposes and your safety, please be sure to sign in at registration boxes. Camps include: Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp, The Old Walnut Tree Camp, The Huckleberry Camp, and Quarry Camp. Trails: Huckleberry Mountain Trail (18.8 miles. This is a long loop so you may consider doubling back, depending on your available time), Bell Springs Loop (6.6 miles. An easy loop trail great for shorter rides with relatively level terrain), & Apple Loop (12.2 miles. This loop provides relatively easy riding terrain for OHVs along existing forest roads and old logging roads).

Huckleberry Mountain information and map

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Paris
Operated By: Mount Magazine Ranger District (479)963-3076

General Information

Directions: Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp - From Paris take Arkansas State Highway 22 east for 10 miles. From Dardanelle take Arkansas Highway 22 west for 26 miles. Turn south on Sorghum Hollow Road (gravel) and go 4.7 miles, turn left into camp. The Old Walnut Tree Camp - located on Forest Road 1604. From Arkansas Highway 22, follow Sorghum Hollow Road for 2.3 miles; turn right on Forest Road 1604, .2 miles past Shoal Creek low-water bridge. Travel approximately .2 miles to an open area on the left where a large walnut tree stands in the center. The Huckleberry Camp - located at the end of Forest Road 1613 (Eikleberry Road). From Arkansas Highway 22, turn south out of Paris on Arkansas Highway 309; continue 11 miles to Forest Road 1601 (Spring Lake Road); turn left and continue 8 miles to Forest Road 1613 (Eikleberry Road); turn left and continue 3.5 miles to an open area with a large pond at the end of the road. Quarry Camp - located on the eastern end of Mt. Magazine. From Paris take State Highway 309 south 17 miles. You will enter the Mt. Magazine State Park before reaching the access road to the camp. A sign on Highway 309 will direct you into camp.

Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

Established in 1989, the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail provides 37.3 miles of trail for multiple uses. Originally designed for horseback riding, the trail now provides recreation opportunities for hikers, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and mountain biking. Winding valleys framed by rugged mountain bluffs give way to spectacular views of the surrounding area. The trails meander through numerous creeks which provide water for thirsty horses. Pond locations not adjacent to the trail are designated by signs and blue arrows. Six trail crossings are located along Big Shoal Creek. These crossings can be difficult during times of high water. Each trail crosses several gravel roads with portions located along old logging roads and open forest roads. These roads allow visitors to access the trail system from many locations. Backcountry trails are rugged and remote. Trails vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Bulletin boards are located at many trail access points with a trail registration box. For monitoring purposes and your safety, please be sure to sign in at registration boxes. Camps include: Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp, The Old Walnut Tree Camp, The Huckleberry Camp, and Quarry Camp. Trails: Huckleberry Mountain Trail (18.8 miles. This is a long loop so you may consider doubling back, depending on your available time), Bell Springs Loop (6.6 miles. An easy loop trail great for shorter rides with relatively level terrain), & Apple Loop (12.2 miles. This loop provides relatively easy riding terrain for OHVs along existing forest roads and old logging roads).


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