Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail

Sugar Loaf Mountain Island rises 540 feet above Greers Ferry Lake, 1002 feet above sea level at the highest point. The trail is 1.6 miles and hosts a year-round adventure of flora, fauna, and geological formations. An intermediate trail guarded by towering bluffs and intricate rock formations circles the sandstone mountain providing a less strenuous pace for nature enthusiasts.

Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 2.10 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Near Heber Springs at Greers Ferry Lake.
States: Arkansas
Counties: Van Buren
Latitude: 35.55922   Longitude: -92.26096

Located 70 miles north of Little Rock. Access is by boat and a courtsey dock is available on the southeast side of the mountain. Nearest marinas are: Sugar Loaf Marina and Fairfield Bay Marina

Description

Sugar Loaf Mountain Island rises 540 feet above Greers Ferry Lake, 1002 feet above sea level at the highest point. The trail is 1.6 miles and hosts a year-round adventure of flora, fauna, and geological formations. An intermediate trail guarded by towering bluffs and intricate rock formations circles the sandstone mountain providing a less strenuous pace for nature enthusiasts. The trail segment to the top is made by flights of wooden steps that were handfitted between vertical fractures relentlessly sculpted y erosion. The island top provides an unequaled panoramic view of the surrounding lake and Ozark Mountains. Sugar Loaf Mountain is only accessible by boat and restroom facilities are not available. You should allow a minimum of 2 hours for the trip.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Rock, boulders

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 461
Elevation High Point: 1,000
Year Designated: 1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jeff Price
Park Ranger
US Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1088
Heber Springs , AR 72543
(501) 362-2416
jeffrey.s.price@usace.army.mil
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/greersferry/index.html

 

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