Mill Creek Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Mill Creek Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marble Falls, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
85 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


This trail follows a creek, over a low water bridge, to Shaddox historic pioneer cabin, then on to the pioneer Shaddox cemetary before returning to the creek and trailhead.

10 days ago

Access was confusing due to extensive road construction near trailhead.

1 month ago

Went this last week during spring break. We had kids aged 6, 6, 7, 11, 12, & 12. plus a Great Dane Mastiff mix. The recent storms have washed away some of the trail but this did not effect our hike much. There were also trees that had fallen on the trail in some odd ball spots. Now the construction I completely forgot was going on. Due to this it was a bit upsetting to see the trail litterly cut through but they are rerouting the Pruitt bridge so it will be better in other years.

2 months ago

Pros: Beautiful scenery, and lots of wildflowers along the way. The old cabin was great, and the cemetery held a lot of mountain history. It is gated all around, and is posted as private property. Cons: There is a lot of road construction-type work going on on the hillside as you first come in, which really takes away from the overall feeling of being in the woods. This went on for quite a while, almost up to the cabin itself. Also, not a problem for us, but there are parts where there isn't a lot of footing alongside the creek. Just a heads up! All in all, not a trail I would want to do very often, but it was an enjoyable afternoon hike.

3 months ago

Nice relaxing walk.

4 months ago

It was great but can only go in part of the cemetery cause the other half is private property

6 months ago

Great hike for youngsters, nothing really jaw dropping along creek.

6 months ago

Good trail, easy hike. Could be maintained better but not too bad! Good views of the creek and nature.

7 months ago

Hiking on Sept 29, 2018.. very nice hike! The creek is cool and so is Shaddox cabin.. even though it’s close to 80 degrees it’s pretty cool.. lots of shade

11 months ago

Hiked today and the trail was over grown with tall grass. Ticks were out in force.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Grass on trail was waste high most of the way. Couldn’t see too far ahead

Friday, May 04, 2018

Great trail for adults and kids! It was only my husband and I this time, but we plan to take the kids back with us.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Simple, easy, flat hike great for all ages/abilities. There are some great views of the buffalo River at the beginning of the trail. The trail takes you right along the creek for the majority of the hike, which was pleasant.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Nice. Traffic noise and some litter along the trail. But a easy little hike along Mill Creek.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This is a very easy, laid back, and well maintained little trail!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cemetery is private, no trespassing. Cabin was awesome!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pretty low key hike. The cabins neat and creek is pretty, other than just hiking for hiking sake not much to see. Pretty weedy also along creek.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

This was a nice hike. I was highly disappointed to see the signs along the hike talking about the water contamination due to waste being dumped into the water. But i did enjoy seeing the old cabin and cemetery. Easy hike very level and beautiful tree.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Quick and easy hike. Nothing amazing but fun to take the kids and look at the old cemetery and homestead.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A very quick, easy trail. If you're camping or canoeing nearby, it's worth it if you want to kill some time. The trail itself is nothing spectacular, but the old homestead and nearby cemetery is a nice historic attraction.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mostly level terrain. Good, easy walk for those with children.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

It was a nice little afternoon walk.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

We hiked this trail on 1/17/15. It was a beautiful day in January, but we were very disappointed in this trail. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was because of the Shaddox Cabin that was kind of cool. If there was a cemetery there, we could not find it. You are barely off the road and can hear the cars driving by and can see them part of the time. Glad I get to mark it off my list, but I won't be going back.

Monday, November 03, 2014

I thought this was a nice relaxing trail. The leaves were falling all around. There are some pretty views of the bluffs and the creek and if you go on the other side you'll see the old cabin and cemetery.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A easy trail for the whole family

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Short, boring, and runs along a creek that smells like sewage. There are signs at the trailhead that warn the water is contaminated with untreated waste. There are many better trails in the area, don't waste your time on this one.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A nice trail, good choice for those interested in a mostly level hike without bluffs. Along the river, one low water bridge, a great pioneer cabin and a family maintained cemetary that are both good spots for breaks or picnics. Watch out for thorns on the Mill Creek Loop.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mill Creek is an easy hike along a creek and to nice little Arkansas Pioneer homestead. Worth a look while in the area.

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