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Went here after a good rain. Waterfalls were awesome.

hiking
1 day ago

Pretty trail

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked only 3 miles near the Cossatot falls and my tracker logged it as climbing 36 flights of stairs. Narrow trail very close to drop offs in many areas by the falls so those with young children should beware. Bridges over streams make for an easy impromptu hike. Lovely overlooks. Clean, well maintained trail

Absolutely, my favorite hike in the area. Six Ridge Crossing’s on the north side of the loop are quite taxing. But the scenery and the beautiful forests make it all worthwhile. I plan on doing it again this fall just to experience the different colors.

This delightful hike visits 4 CCC-built shelters and features spectacular views in all directions. Virtually no elevation gain makes for an easy hike. Several segments are right at the edge of the bluffline, so caution is advised. Portions of the trail can be wet after a rain (as was the case on our recent visit). The Rim Trail connects with the Ozark Highlands Trail (trailhead w/ parking near Cabin C) and with the Shores Lake Loop Trail. The White Rock Mountain Recreation Area features 3 historic cabins and a group lodge, as well as a campground. White Rock Mountain is a special place to visit for a day hike or an overnight stay!

hiking
1 day ago

It’s a strenuous one, but it’s beautiful! I do wish that they had the trails marked a little more… Sometimes it gets confusing. There are many incredible things to see on this trail though, So I think you’ll be pretty happy no matter what.

Every time I hike a little part of the OHT, I think "what a lovely stretch of trail." This portion is no exception. The views as you head up the mountain just get more spectacular. On the Spring day when I visited, the wildflowers and butterflies were going like gangbusters. The old chimney and well at the homesite are neat, and worth the very short detour to check them out.
You do go UP, though fairly gradually. And then it's all downhill to get back to the trailhead!

Don't let the short length of this trail fool you - it's a doozy! I wouldn't recommend it to hiking newbies or anyone not in pretty good shape, as it's not a maintained trail and it is VERY steep in parts. For the intrepid/experienced, this is a fun trail that offers a bit of a challenge, and two lovely waterfalls. I have been on this trail after very heavy rains and was able to visit only one waterfall due to creek levels - use your head and be safe!
A historic structure known as the Rock House is nearby on the OHT, and is worth visiting as long as you're here - cross the road to the Ozark Highlands Trail and take a left when you come to the fork.
Information about the Rock House from a descendant of its original inhabitants can be found here: https://ozarkmountainhiker.com/2018/03/31/rock-house-history/

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.

Easy, and not very hilly in or out. I plan to return and take my grand kids (ages 6-8) there.

2 days ago

Great local trail! So much to offer in the city.

Enjoyed this hike ... interesting feature.

There were a couple of dangerous places, but overall a beautiful springtime hike.

Missy Tried to kill me on this trail today! lol the burn was good!
seen two beautiful bright Red Birds with Black underneath them.

on Tanyard Loop

walking
3 days ago

Good peaceful walk. Lots of animals
to see and enjoy. The waterfall is gorgeous too.

3 days ago

nice easy trail. it crosses a WPA era dam. some of the rail is missing on the dam. Don't let kids cross it alone.

Hiked this in the rain, it was great seeing all the raging waters of Harris Creek intersect the Cassotot river. excellent vitsa points. whatch your step, some of the uphill trail has loose shale

great hike, beautiful water falls and overlook. pretty empty at 8am in parking lot. very full at 10am when we left

hiking
4 days ago

Great little trail with awesome views!

Great trail that weaves back and forth over a creek. Has tree cover, small bluffs, small waterfall, birds, and insects.

This was a great little trail! The frequent views of the lake were stunning. For me, it was just the right difficulty level- difficult enough that it didn’t feel like just a walk, but easy enough that I wasn’t completely worn out at the end.

Really liked the trail but it was poorly marked and confusing so I missed a loop.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful hike while the dogwoods were in bloom. Great overlook of the Lake. Mildly strenuous at first but gets easier once you reach the overlook. Nicely marked!

Outstanding trail! I did this one earlier this month with Memphis Outdoor Adventures. I would definitely do it again!

The trailhead sign says 4 hours. We got out in 4 minutes under that, even with the side trip to the grotto falls and a lunch break, so I would say the time estimate is spot on.

Fun but crowded. Only second half of the hike was fun once off the stone path. The cave was awesome and definitely be best part!

Had a great time, Trail could have been marked a little better, because when the OT combined there was no more markings for Brushy. Great walk tho !

Hate what they’ve done to it

Great trail.

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