Crystal Mountain Peak

Perryville, Arkansas (Saline County)

Last Updated: 07/21/2020
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.34 miles
Highest Elevation: 1614 feet
Duration: About 7 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Perryville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Perryville
Official Road Name: 132A
Management Agency: Ouachita National Forest
District: Winona District


Highlight: Crystal Mountain Peak
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.


Route Information

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
This upward leading trailhead is easy to spot and NF-132 is wide enough to stop on the side to air down.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Paron, AR

Head for Highway 9 and County Road 57 (Aka NF 132 - Winona Auto Tour), Paron, AR (34.839441, -92.767278). Proceed down County Road 57, after approximately 3.3 miles, the road will split. Continue on County Road 57 to the right. After 1 mile, you will reach a T intersection, proceed straight through it, continuing on County Road 57. Proceed 4.1 miles to the T intersection and turn left. Continue traveling 1.5 miles to the Y in the road and turn right. Continue on NF132 1.9 miles to arrive at the Trailhead on your left.



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Writer Information

Brandon McCullough

Mapping Crew - Arkansas

Brandon is an avid camper, and thorough follower of the motto "pack light; freeze at night". Spending 6 years in the Marine Corps Infantry, he learned to sleep on the ground under the stars. No tent required. After purchasing his Nissan Xterra and joining the off road community, he has learned to get a little more comfortable since his rig is carrying the gear now; instead of himself. Brandon spends most of his time with his dog Yams, or doing one of the following: working in the garage on his Nissan Xterra, Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, Volkswagen TDI Golf, spending time at the rifle range, out on the water kayaking and Trout fishing, at a NASCAR race, or on the trails in his Xterra.
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