Greers Ferry Lake is massive man made lake in Heber Springs, Arkansas. This outdoor playground in the Ozark foothills is only 60 miles north of Little Rock. In summer, this area is a lake lovers paradise. Throughout the year, Greers Ferry offers abundant hiking and fishing opportunities.
The Summit Trail in Heber Springs is a short and fun hike that you won’t want to miss! It is one of a handful of trails on Sugarloaf Mountain. This trail system has been lovingly restored and enhanced by the Sugarloaf Heritage Council.
Take note: There is more than one Sugarloaf Mountain in this area. This Summit Trail is on the Sugarloaf Mountain located directly behind Arkansas State University Heber Springs, so no boat is needed to access the trailhead.
The name Summit Trail is a bit deceiving as the trail itself does not go to the summit. Rather, it leads to the base of the summit rock. Reaching the summit itself requires a short climb.
The Summit Trail is only 2/3 of a mile and gains 300 feet in elevation. The trees provide plenty of shade, and there are strategically placed benches along the way. Once you reach top, you can either continue down the other side of the mountain or return the way you came.
The Summit Trail on Sugarloaf Mountain is easy to access and offers panaramic views of the Ozark foothills. The trail is in excellent condition thanks to the commitment of the Heber Springs community. You don’t need a lot of time for this family friendly hike, so it is a great way to get out and enjoy the Natural State!