Indian Rock House Self-guided Nature Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews

Indian Rock House Self-guided Nature Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellville, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

The Indian Rock House is a loop trail that winds across hillsides and along a beautiful stream to the spectacular Indian Rockhouse Cave, which once sheltered prehistoric bluff-dwelling Native Americans (there are no "ruins" at the site). It then returns to the trail head passing the CCC rock quarry, used to build the park buildings.

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10 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail to hike. Steep on the way out back up the mountain. Strong legs required.

hiking
29 days ago

7/16/17 Not too strenuous. Good hike for what it is. Saw quite a bit of water flow moving through small creeks but the main creek was dry. Didn't see any wildlife. The caves were pretty cool. Went all the was back up into the Rockhouse. The beginnings of stalactite are everywhere.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has it all! caves, mines, coves, waterfalls and so much greenery.... just gorgeous. I would like to note that this trail is more than moderate difficulty due to the steep climb back up. The trailhead sign itself lists this trail as strenuous. It's worth the hike for sure.

2 months ago

I loved this trail. There is so much to see I'm going to have to visit again just to catch what I missed the last time. The rock house itself is massive and worth the visit on its own!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Kids loved it!!! So much to see and explore. My 5 year old got tired toward the end but my 7 year old did great. I will be taking the rest of the family next time.

2 months ago

2 months ago

This is a great little trail that rewards you with so much, the Indian Rock House is pretty cool and worth the trek off the main trail.

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy Hike In. Difficult Hike Out. Worth the effort.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Lots to see in a short time . We were able to hike it in under an hour and a half to beat out impending rain. i would like to do it again sometime when we can enjoy the sights.

4 months ago