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.

great views of the trees at the vistas. the kids loved it. highly recommended.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful trail and views. Devils den has an amazing camping area as well. They have multiple trails in the area that will easily keep you busy all weekend.

10 days ago

Very nice hike. Heavily trafficked.

hiking
21 days ago

Always a great hike. Always a ton of people. But you can’t beat the view.

hiking
22 days ago

Not a bad trail that has some nice overlooks and rock formations, but it was crowded and not well marked in areas, we had to turn around a couple of times. Also, beware of snakes, we saw a black snake(no biggie) and a copperhead right on the trail. Definitely worth a look, but nothing mind blowing.

P.s. go during the week if you can, too many people kinda put a damper on this for us tbh.

hiking
23 days ago

Absolutely love this trail & so does my pup! Just know that the trail is very thin & you will be running into people, going around people, walking past other dogs, etc. This is a very busy trail, but a beautiful one! Yellow Rock Overlook is gorgeous!!

1 month ago

There was a very nice overview in the middle of the trail.

1 month ago

Lots of uphill with rocky steps up and down

hiking
2 months ago

this trail is SO fun, super gorgeous scenery. September is so perfect to go. the overlook took my breath away.

2 months ago

Incredible views! Best in the state. An decent, doable hike for all ages and highly recommend. Do not recommend the upper outlook above Yellow Rock on the same trail. Adds an extra 60 minutes, and is not nearly as good a view as Yellow Rock since it’s obstructed by trees. That and you can drive to the upper outlook.

2 months ago

Trail winds past mossy boulders and limestone bluffs thru the breezy ridge tops to a view that is beautiful year round. Trail is generally well kept, with a rough spots. The elevation change in accomplished through a series of switchbacks, which may benefit from the use of a walking stick, depending in your knees.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike and not over crowded since we hiked during the week. Nice views of the surrounding mountains and creek.

2 months ago

Great hike, great views

Great trail. If you have bad knees I would be cautious most of this train is lost on large steps and large lost rock!

3 months ago

Pay attention to your map! A TON of people we talked to along the way told us we were at the top when we were only halfway up. There are roads at both trailheads, if you don't see a parking lot and a road you are NOT done.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail! Very scenic

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail and moderately easy. Only small inclines that we’re short! We have had so much fun exploring Arkansas. We were able to take the Drone and get some amazing footage of Yellow Rock Overlook. Please check it out at this link

https://youtu.be/7m-t2cXvU8k

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail. A lot of people on the look outs who were kind of camped out made it a little less enjoyable, but if people don’t bother you, the trail is nice. Great in the spring with the dogwoods blooming and lots of flowing water.

4 months ago

Great hike. Very scenic. Heavily trafficked on weekends. Worth it though.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic moderate hike. The trail is clearly marked and easy to keep track of. Which is great, because you really need to mind your footing with all the loose and embedded rocks. The overlook is fantastic. There’s a second ledge a bit past the first, so you can get some great pictures if you are hiking with a partner. This trail also offered several nice stopping points to take a break or grab some water. Easily one of my favorites in NWA.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved! Had lunch at the last overlook. We went and it was super hot, but shaded so still bearable. Nice to tag on after the Devils Den Trail.

hiking
4 months ago

views from the top were amazing, it got a little confusing towards the end where the trail wasn't marked well where a wooden bridge was blocked off. Amazing view of the valley!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice moderate trail with a great view at the top.

5 months ago

Quick hike before church this morning.

hiking
5 months ago

Such a beautiful trail! Little longer and more strenuous than the Devils Den trail nearby. The overlook is breathtaking! After the overlook, KEEP GOING! The trail continues and it is absolutely beautiful but so many people just turn around at the overlook and go back. You are robbing yourself of some serene Ozark beauty if you turn around!

hiking
5 months ago

Trail was moderately difficult with lots of rock steps. Very pet friendly. The scenic overlook was gorgeous, and well worth the hike!! There were no maps posted on the trailheads, so that is something that could be improved upon by park staff. Overall, great trail!

backpacking
5 months ago

Super easy. Great view

hiking
6 months ago

Scenic views, rocky terrain, surrounded by trees...it was quite enjoyable!

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty trail

hiking
6 months ago

Great rock formations and the dogwoods are blooming so the woods are really beautiful. Lots of water running and beautiful views from the bluffs. Nice little hill to start out, but the rest of the trail is easy.

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