Started at the visitor's center and headed right. I'd recommend this for most trail goers, as this is the more strenuous stretch, but it's more downhill this way, easier on the legs. There were fantastic overlooks every few hundred feet, starting with Lake Dardenelle, then the surrounding countryside, and finally, the adjacent mountains. The trail was difficult at times due to the rock formations being somewhat narrow, so watch your footing. Once you get to the area were the waterfall is, be wary of ticks. Not an abundance, but you will attract a couple.
The west side of the mountain is incredible, and I managed to snap two pictures of deer that managed to travel about 10 feet from me into a clearing. Toward the end of the hike, there are some amazing photo oppurtunities for any bird watchers or butterfly lovers, so have your camera ready.
It is strenuous to start, but levels off toward the west side of the mountain, so be sure to pack plenty of water. I haven't done a trail twice yet, but this one I would gladly do again in the very near future. It's everything you expect from Mt Magazine without the colassal let down.