Yellow Rock Trail

MODERATE 239 reviews
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Yellow Rock Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Fork, Arkansas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, fishing, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

walking

forest

views

This trail takes you pass several nice rock formations and cedar glades on your way to a bluff overlooking the Lee Creek Valley. The Trail ends at a unique CCC shelter or you can retrace your steps back to the trail head.

hiking
22 days ago

Spent an hour at the overlook itself. its just stunning especially. i went during early fall season.

25 days ago

Stunning views and a fairly easy loop. Highly recommend. Bluffs are unbelievable

26 days ago

Pretty easy hike but great views! Lots of traffic when we went but that was to be expected. I carried our 1.5 year old in our hiking backpack carrier and this hike was perfect for us.

hiking
26 days ago

A lot of climbing uphill on the way up and several rocks not flat ground but would be a great view in the fall.

27 days ago

I wished it was a little longer - really a beautiful walk :)

hiking
1 month ago

We started at the overlook then took the trail to the loop. It was absolutely beautiful! I was disappointed that you could hear a lot of loud music and trucks from the campsites. It was spring break though so it’s understandable, it would just make the views that much more perfect if not for that disruption.

1 month ago

Great views, will have to come again.

1 month ago

very relaxing hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail for the whole family. I have three boys ages 9, 7, and 2. I put the 2 year old on my back. We have hiked this loop many times. Great scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!

1 month ago

well marked, 1 hour 15 min at a relaxed pace, great view at yellow rock, 5 whitetail and countless squirrels

hiking
1 month ago

My 7-year-old and our German Shepherd mix dog took this trail, beginning at the CCC Pavilion. It's a neat trail but we ended up not getting through it all because we got a late start and had to turn around. We somehow missed the Yellow Rock so I don't know if we didn't go far enough or just missed it somehow.

hiking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

I ALWAYS enjoy this trail, especially yellowrock view

hiking
5 months ago

Nice overlook, pretty trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail with a lot to see. The view at the top is amazing!!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, warm, overcast day full of Ozark fall foliage! Busy trail today but here still opportunities for solitude along the trail. Hike started at 10am and the Visitor Center parking lot was a zoo by 2pm when the group I was with was leaving.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful view and nice hike. October/November is a great time of year to see this part of the country.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views

6 months ago

Did a recent sunrise hike. This place is always amazing.

6 months ago

Crowded trail. Great work out.

6 months ago

A wonderful park with well maintained trails.

hiking
6 months ago

The Yellow Rock Trail is one of my most favorite hikes.

hiking
7 months ago

I loved this trail! It was a beautiful hike and greatly shaded for those hot days. A decent incline to keep your heart rate up, plus a nice pay off with the overlook for a photo op. Plus it's only 3 miles so it's short enough to take beginner hikers or children! Overall loved the experience.

7 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in this area. Good bit of traffic, but beautiful view at the top. Take lunch and enjoy. Many folks hike up to the view and right back. The trail does loop and is a nice wooded path. Get a map in the visitors center and enjoy the whole loop. Have fun.

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