In the fall of 2007, local citizens and ASU-Heber Springs personnel joined together to form the Sugarloaf Heritage Council to restore and enhance Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs, Arkansas.
The mountain’s graffiti-covered faces and deteriorated historic Summit Trail have been cleaned and restored since then through the efforts of many volunteers (both from the community and from the University), grant funds, membership fees and sponsorships.
We now have three trails completed. The Summit trail is the most difficult because it is quite steep, although there are rest areas along the way. The Tonawanda base trail which is 1.3 miles long around the base of the mountain is of moderate difficulty with some small hills and occasional uneven footing. The Hidden Pond Trail is easy, being relatively flat, with good footing and a picnic table at the end.
We are now moving forward with our Master Plan to further develop this unique natural setting. Our Master Plan contemplates enhanced picnic and rest areas, additional trails and other recreational features.
Sugarloaf Mountain has a strong identity to Heber Springs and Cleburne County and the many tourists from all over who visit the area. It is visited by thousands every year who climb its “loaf” and hike it’s trails. We hope you’ll be one of our visitors soon.