Mill Creek Trail [CLOSED] 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2 miElevation gain85 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverWildflowersOver grownRockyClosed
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Note: Due to streambank erosion and bridge construction, this trail is currently closed until further notice. 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.

Small loop gravel parking lot. Travel trailers can park there.

Steel Creek Ranger Station, 870-861-2570.

Town of Pruit, Arkansas on 7 hwy south of Harrison Arkansas. Trail head is on the north side of the Buffalo River on the east side. Take the river landing access to the bottom of the hill. Trail head on the east side of parking area.

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Gina Booth
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Used to be best and handiest scenic easy flattish dog walking trail in area. Due to the massive year-long bridge construction they bulldozed out and blocked areas of the trail! Also, parts of walking trail were crumbling into the creek due to heavy flash flooding in recent years along the creek. I hope they have plans to somehow restore this trail or create an alternate route. Huge loss. Park could easily mark trails (create a trail map) and maintain an alternate dog walk venue with great river views on the current trails located upriver (instead of downriver) from the same Mill Creek trailhead parking. Wish they would. Note: So few (leashed) dog trails here .. only others in Park are at Whitaker Pt. or Buffalo Point Park, both an hour away in different directions.

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Don Baker
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Closed indefinitely due to erosion and bridge construction. What a shame!

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Chris Kulakowski
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closed at the bridge

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Casey Hinson
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A little overgrown and loud with all the construction going on for the new bridge.

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Cheri Plante
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This trail is interrupted by construction of a new bridge. The first part is better traveled and more evident and then you come to the construction site so you have to detour around. Difficult to pick up trail on the other side of the river, but we saw the cabin and found our way back to the trail. It’s very overgrown.

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Paul W.
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I thought the trail was fairly easy fairly clear why is there a little bit of overgrowth yes there was but you have to remember this is summer time in Arkansas and this is not a trail in some City Park this is the Buffalo National Wilderness so again that's to be expected. the cabin on the trailer easy to find the trail literally runs right into the cabin porch so you should have no trouble finding the cabin.

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Marty Moran
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Trail was totally overgrown lots n lots of sting weed choking off the trail. We couldn’t find the cemetery. The cabin was real cool, as was the travel along the creek.

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Wendy Burnett
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Access was confusing due to extensive road construction near trailhead.

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Jaaziel Pickel
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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.

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Jessica Fox
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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.

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Jeannette Licht
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Nice relaxing walk.

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

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

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Tina Ford
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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

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

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

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Kristin Odom
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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.

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Lisa McCarthy
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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.

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

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

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Heather Rowe
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Cemetery is private, no trespassing. Cabin was awesome!

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Will Brooks
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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.

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Bailey Bauer
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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.

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

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

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Amanda Hudson
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It was a nice little afternoon walk.

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Jeff Beedy
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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.

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Tonya Vandermey
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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.

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Bob Wharton
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A easy trail for the whole family

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