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Devil's Den State Park is nestled deep in Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains, ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest. This Ozark valley was selected as a park site in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC used native materials to craft the parks rustic-style wood and stone structures. This work includes an impressive native stone dam that spans Lee Creek in the heart of the park forming peaceful eight-acre Lake Devil. Rental canoes, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and water bikes are available at the park.

hiking
3 days ago

Wonderful trail with excellent views and great rock features. The trail is actually 3.6 miles long (if you head SW to a parking area). There are many "side" trails that can confuse so make sure you follow the white diamonds! The first 0.5 mile is a steep climb but then evens out to a gentle slope up to the overlook. My dog also enjoyed this hike and running around the trail.

Great hike! Loved this trail and Moonshiners Cave is a great piece of Ozark history!

Beautiful views from the look-out on this trail! Definitely a must-do if in Northwest Arkansas!

A great beginner’s backpacking trail. Some gorgeous views and good backcountry camping sites. For my first solo backpacking trip, I hiked two half-days on this trail in early November, and the temps were perfect (highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s).

Found a camera on the trail, turned it into the visitor center, I believe it was a canon. Some of the pictures had 4-8 people in it, so maybe it belonged to a bigger group? Hope you find it!

backpacking
1 month ago

This is a pretty challenging trail, and I think a little longer than it is listed as. I planned for a three day hike so I could take my time and enjoy a couple nights of backcountry camping. The trial is pretty rugged, with lots of ups and downs, and most of the trail is riddled with large stone. I wound up bruising/spraining the bottom of my foot on mile three and limped through most of the trail, so that only made the trip harder. That being said, I was impressed with several primitive campsites along the trail that other hikers had made. The site at Quaill Valley was especially impressive. There were a few places to filter some water, just before mile 5, and several places from 6-9(Junction camp I believe is the last place for water). There are also several campsites right along Blackburn Creek from mile 6-9. Butterfield Falls(a rock garden) was a challenge, but a short one. I was through it in a couple of minutes. At the top is a primitive camp with a gorgeous view. The next couple of miles ware fairly easy, and another primitive camp around 11.5. The last two miles of the trail are pretty rocky and steep. All in all a good trail, but be sure to wear proper footwear. If I had less give in my sole, I think the trip would have been a lot more enjoyable.

sweet trail run

Great views. Not a difficult trail to hike. It's usually quiet on the trail and a great way to relax, clear your mind and get some fresh air. The description above is not accurate. Camping and horses are allowed other places at Devil's Den, but not on Yellow Rock Loop.

Lots to see and explore on a relatively short and easy trail!

backpacking
1 month ago

Only the strong should perform this loop. Between steep ascents and descents, Rock gardens, slippery creeks and very uneven terrain it was a trudge more than a trek. Having to plan almost every step took away from the true beauty of environment. If all stated does not bother you, this is the trail for you.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was hard to follow and not very well marked. We also did the longest trail since they combine and didn’t see the outlook, which is the picture for the trail. My dog likes the armadillos we saw however.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with a beautiful outlook. My dog loves it!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself was pretty nice, but it was poorly marked, and the map from the visitor center is not accurately drawn. Example, the overlook on the map is at the end of the trail, but on the trail, there is a sign at the midway point that says it's the overlook. They could also use a few more directional markers. This probably isn't a problem in peak season when there are hundreds of people to follow, but it was a little confusing being the only person out there, especially with the trail completely covered in leaves.

Great trail to relax and enjoy nature. Majestic cedar groves abound. Water to cross, wade or swim in.

Great trail - bring supplies for a day unless camping - some terrain is difficult - beautiful woodland, water and NWA.

Great, quick and easy trail with some cool caves to look at!

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail, lots of loose rock.

hiking
2 months ago

Rocks Rocks Rocks, It’s a miniature Butterfield trail, and by that I mean it’s a pretty tough trail with not a lot of reward, worth the hike? Yes, but don’t expect many pretty scenic views or anything, and be prepared for lots of loose rock

Quite a distance on loose rocks. Not my favorite.

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