Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 2.10 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Near Heber Springs at Greers Ferry Lake.
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
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.
Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 461
Elevation High Point: 1,000
Year Designated: 1971
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.
US Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1088
Heber Springs , AR 72543
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