Crystal Vista Trail

Area Status: Open

Crystal Vista is nestled among the trees high atop Gardner Mountain. Quartz crystals can be easily collected from the ground surface of this 4-acre former commercial crystal mine.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Caddo-Womble Ranger District 870-867-2101

General Information

Directions: From Mt. Ida, travel south on Highway 27 for 3.8 miles and turn left (east) on county road 2237 (Owley Rd.). Continue on 2237 for 4.1 miles to Crystal Vista trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

The 1 mile trail is steep and takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Fire Information Not allowed
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1 mile trail.

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  Elevation : 
900 feet at the base of the mountain trail. - 1200 feet at the top of the trail.