I made my first visit to Heber Springs AR, over in the general vicinity of Greers Ferry Lake, where many hiking trails are being developed. The only place I was able to hike this time was Sugarloaf Mountain. This is the one SE of Heber Springs – not the one in Greers Ferry Lake.
Sugarloaf Mountain is a prominent feature in that area, rising about 400′ above the surrounding terrain, and crowned with a sheer-walled bluff. There is a trail around the base and one that goes over the summit, but not on top of the bluff. To get to the very top appears to require some climbing skills. I think I saw a route but didn’t want to try it alone, on a wet afternoon, with a belly uncomfortably-full of bacon double cheeseburger.
There is another short level trail out to a small pond and a fourth under construction. The Sugarloaf Heritage Council and partners have done a heck of a job removing the graffiti that used to cover this landmark. While there, I collected GPS data, of course, and am working on developing some new maps for the SHC.