Yellow Rock Trail

MODERATE 265 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
1 day 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 days 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
5 days 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
8 days ago

Nice moderate trail with a great view at the top.

16 days ago

Quick hike before church this morning.

hiking
21 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Super easy. Great view

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months 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
2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

Great views, will have to come again.

3 months ago

very relaxing hike.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

Loved it!

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

5 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
6 months ago

I ALWAYS enjoy this trail, especially yellowrock view

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