Crystal Mountain Peak

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4.7/5 (5 reviews)
Perryville, Arkansas (Saline County)
Last Updated: 07/21/2020
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This quickly ascending trail branches off from the popular "Winona Auto Tour" in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest and takes you to the peak of Crystal Mountain. From the summit, prepare to enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Winona. You can easily see the cuts through forest below from the multiple creeks flowing in and out of the lake. The summit makes a great spot to star gaze at night, as there isn't a man made light for miles. The winter might be a little chilly, since there's nothing to block the wind.

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4.7/5 (5)
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Visited: 10/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Stock 4Runner ORP. The trail was dry, but previous rains have caused some washouts. I found the first part of the trail considerably easier than what lay in store around the corner. The view at the top made it worth the effort.
Trail Review: Crystal Mountain Peak - Nate
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/27/2020

Awesome View, rocky and bumpy to get to the top, but nothing crazy. Gets more overgrown in the summer so it feels narrower than it actually is.
Trail Review: Crystal Mountain Peak - Michael
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/21/2020

Absolutely breathtaking view at the top with an epic camping area. But, can be windy at times so be mindful of this if you plan to have a fire. On a clear night, the view of the stars is absolutely spectacular. The road itself is a bit washed out at the bottom but a high clearance vehicle should market just fine.
Trail Review: Crystal Mountain Peak - Derek Shoptaw
Visited: 05/07/2020

I believe the ruts & erosion have gotten worse. High clearance is needed in some spots. My Subaru Outback, with 8.7" clearance, made it okay, but I had to pay careful attention to tire placement in a few spots. The panoramic view on the peak is magnificent. Pretty windy up there. I look forward to doing some star photography up there some night.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/03/2018

Very short, off the main road jog. Vehicle clearance is the key here. Watch the ruts and rocks, they change almost every time I go!

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