Arkansas August 11, 2015
These 6 Epic Mountains In Arkansas Will Drop Your Jaw
The mountain majesty of the Natural State will take your breath away! Check out these Arkansas mountains and if you’re brave enough, take a trip to the summit and get your share of great photographs!
6. Sugarloaf Mountain
Climbing or hiking Sugarloaf Mountain has been a very popular pastime for generations of residents of Heber Springs and surrounding areas. Sugarloaf Mountain rises 690 feet above the fertile valley just east of the city of Heber Springs. It formed as an erosional remnant by the Little Red River.
5. Shinall Mountain
Shinall Mountain, elevation 1,056 ft, is located near the Chenal Valley neighborhood of Little Rock, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. It's the highest point in Pulaski County.
4. Rich Mountain
Arkansas’ second highest peak is on Rich Mountain - a mountain that has the Talimena Scenic Byway on its long ridge and extends into Oklahoma to the west. It's also the highest point in the Ouachita National Forest.
3. Pinnacle Mountain
Pinnacle Mountain has an elevation of 1,011 feet. It rises over 750 feet above the nearby Arkansas River, which sits at about 250 feet above mean sea level. Pinnacle Mountain State Park itself is located just over a mile from the northwest edge of Little Rock, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains.
2. Mount Nebo
Located near Dardanelle and rising 1,350 feet above the mountain valleys of west central Arkansas, Mount Nebo has a view of 34,000 acres of Lake Dardanelle, the Arkansas River, and the surrounding mountain ridges. Atop this biblically named plateau, fringed by the Ouachita National Forest, is Mount Nebo State Park.
1. Mount Magazine
Mount Magazine is the tallest mountain in the state of Arkansas and is the site of Mount Magazine State Park. The mountain is a flat-topped plateau with a sandstone cap rimmed by precipitous rock cliffs. Two peaks are situated atop the plateau, Signal Hill, which is often identified as the tallest point in Arkansas, and Mossback Ridge, which reaches 2,700 feet.
These mountain peaks and summits are a dream for adventurers and photographers alike. No matter the season, Arkansas’s mountains attract travelers from all over!
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