Looking for a new hiking trail? Panola Mountain State Park’s newest trail is ready just in time for you to get away from the holiday rush! The Vaughters’ Meadow Trail is a 1.25 mile loop which was completed thanks to a generous grant from REI. This easy unpaved trail is perfect for a quick getaway and offers unbeatable views of the Vaughters’ Barn, rolling hills, and grassy meadows.
Vaughters Trail can be accessed from the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance trailhead at 3366 Klondike Road (near #3 on the Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) map). After parking, use the crosswalk to reach the AMP. Head towards Vaughters Barn and step off the paved trail. Go around the barn and look for a large wooden marker with an orange blaze. Follow the wooden posts around the meadow for a picturesque loop through the field. If you are looking for a calm place to get away this holiday season this is it! Just make sure to bring some hot cocoa and leave extra time to relax.