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Round Top Mountain

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A hike to Round Top Mountain overlooking the town of Jasper.


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3.1

Miles

5.1

KM

Loop

1,858' 566 m

High

1,768' 539 m

Low

165' 50 m

Up

165' 50 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Overview

The hike to Round Top Mountain offers great views over the town of Jasper on easy trails.

Description

Park at the visitor center and use the Loop Trail to access the mountain. If you have time, go around counterclockwise to view the plane crash memorial on the NW side of the mountain. The Loop Trail is easy and is a mostly flat dirt trail. However, the trail leading to the top of the mountain requires some light climbing (2-3 flights of stairs) and rock scrambling. The short Ridge Top Trail branches to the south and to the north with the summit of Round Top Mountain to the north. From the summit, you can enjoy great panoramic views.

The trail to north view point continues on as a loop back to 'stairs'. There is limited parking at the trailhead.

History & Background

The northeast side of the mountain is the site of a B-25 bomber plane crash from the 1940's. Remnant plane parts can still be found, and a historical plaque is present to honor those who died in the crash.

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Missouri Hiker with improvements by Sung Chung

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North side view of Round Top summit.
Nov 16, 2017 near Jasper, AR

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Mar 25, 2021
Trish Smith
Nov 21, 2020
Mark Todd
Good hike 4.3mi — 2h 11m
Oct 31, 2020
Brandi Beebe
1h 24m
May 26, 2019
Andrew Wilson
There is great view on north view point. South view point is only useable in the fall. The crash is of a B-25 bomber not b52. Only small coils seeable 4.5mi — 1h 38m
May 25, 2019
Sung Chung
Indian area wasn't found. Crash site is for a B25 Mitchell bomber, think Doolittle raid. North view point is the only clear observation area in s… 4.6mi
May 25, 2019
Andrew Wilson
North viewpoint is spectacular. South viewpoint is only good in the fall 4.5mi — 1h 30m
Mar 14, 2019
Steve Pulis
Spring Break hike with Melissa and Murphy. Drive most of the way up on Hwy 7 Windy. Easy hike. Views of the valley. B26 plane crash. 3.5mi
Nov 24, 2018
Qi Moss
Start. Beautiful sunny day.