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Ricketts Mountain Bluffs trail

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Ozark National Forest

Ricketts Mountain Bluffs trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mount Judea, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly






Ricketts Mountain trail is a easy walk along a bluff with fabulous rock formations to explore.

3 months ago

This was an amazing place to get out and look at all the rock formations. It really isn't much of a hike but I still got in a mile.

Mon Aug 06 2018

Fun little hike for the family, the kids spent hours climbing the rocks and we got some good pictures

Tue Dec 19 2017

had great views however the road to get there was horrible. Suggest a truck or SUV to get down this road.

Sun Dec 17 2017

Lightly trafficked so it’s really quiet and enjoyable! Great climbing and views.

Fri Oct 20 2017

awesome place to climb

rock climbing
Mon Sep 29 2014

I love climbing here. The rock drys fast after rains.

Sun Mar 02 2014

Neat rock formation with some great views. Visit during the fall for the color change. While there you can also visit Owens Mountain (rock art) and Hudson Mountain (hugh rock shelter)

Tue Apr 24 2012

Ricketts mountain is made for kids, both young and old. Really fun rock formations to explorer and climb around. Also great views. Only a 1/2 mile away from Owens mountain, also great rock formations. Make it a day between the two.

3 months ago

Sun Mar 25 2018

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Sun Apr 15 2012