Yellow Rock Trail

MODERATE 217 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
2 days 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.

6 days ago

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

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

I ALWAYS enjoy this trail, especially yellowrock view

hiking
3 months ago

Nice overlook, pretty trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great views

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Crowded trail. Great work out.

4 months ago

A wonderful park with well maintained trails.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

5 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.

6 months ago

Enjoyed the scenery from start to finish. The views from the rock are beautiful. Trail was easy to navigate. Nice surprise near the trailhead where a large crack/opening along the rock embankment in which very cool air seeped out. Refreshing on a hot day!

6 months ago

If you only have time for one hike while at Devil's Den...this is it!!! We hiked from campground loop E using the Woody Trail and then onto Lake Trail and hit this one at the trailhead located by Lee Creek. When you come to the split in the trail, stay right to see the most magnificent view! WOW!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike for the kids

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