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This hike had it all! Great views, rock formations, views, a waterfall, creek side parts, an old mine and quarry, and the cave is amazing! Definitely will go back! It was more strenuous that I thought, there was a LOT of uphill portions, but definitely worth it!

This hike is truly a marvel!!

Expose to nature at It's finest with waterfalls, caves, underground rivers, creeks.

I've walked this trail 3 times and plan on going back for more! Love seeing the mine and waterfall. I take my 7 yr old daughter with me everytime and plan on taking my 3 yr old son next time. Although I would advise that if you want to see the extended cavern in the rock house, do not go after a heavy rain. The spring fills to the brim making it impossible to pass to get to the inner caverns. Quite disappointing since us my favorite part of the trail. Overall it's an amazing hike full of beautiful views and great memories to make.

Pack a lunch and stay a while at the rock house. Nice outing.

My first hike and the reason I am addicted to hiking. Strenuous for a novice on the way out but doable. loved it!

Very user friendly. More trails around there than the map shows.

This was a beautiful trail. There were waterfalls and the cave was pretty neat. When I did this trail there was a nice mist coming off the rocks.

Spring is best. Before the ticks come out. When you arrive at the enormous open cave and sit and listen you can feel the history of the place. There is a fast moving clear stream that enters into the cave from the back left corner and exits the left front corner. It is beautiful. The trail up and back is well marked. Pick up a map at the Ranger station at Buffalo Point as you go by. The "Bathtub" in the creek is awesome any time of year. Jump right on in! The flowers in Spring and the butterflies are amazing.

Great hike. Nice area with a waterfall and a few caves to explore.

wonderful trail! lots of caves and points of interests including a natural "bath". the Indian rock house is amazing! it's huge! It has a few sub caves along with a stream flowing through a little drop down hole on the side that you can get into. The cave is the halfway point on the loop and worth it!

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3 months ago

Pleasant prairie walk, good view across valley, premier birding area.

Loved this trail and the surrounding area

This is a great trail, lot of rock structures. Hiked this one w/ my wife, sister-in-law, neice and grandson, that covers ALL age groups. If you time it right you can catch the waterfall, even frozen,. The cave with the chimney hole was fantastic, but the Rock House I had heard about, but in no way expected what I saw.Take your time, there is a lot to see. DO IT!!! 1/20/18

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4 months ago

Well kept secret, nice trails, excellent birding area. Nice swimming hole nearby at the "slab" on Crooked Creek. Walkers can leave the Creek Bottom Trail to explore the gravel creek bank.

This loop is essentially two trails, counterclockwise (1) south half is well maintained "tourist trail" visits a half dozen old mines, mine entrances fenced off, J-shaped, moderate, some gradual uphill. No problem with ticks & chiggers, trail is mostly a wide road.
(2) north side enters forest, is primitive, not maintained, essentially a bushwhack. Good Samaritans hung ribbons on trees, carefully follow the fading ribbons (tread buried under leaves), ascend the ridge thru rock formations, nice vista, then descend back down to the well-groomed tourist trail on the north side. Don't attempt the wild unmaintained north side of the loop unless adventurous and fit.

LeeAnn and I hiked this November 2017. Had a great time easy half day hike. My first hike.

Nice and easy trail. Lots of wildlife.

My favorite hike in the region, definitely a must-do in the Ozarks. Plenty of shade as you make your way downhill through the forest, passing a couple magnificent waterfalls on the way. The trail runs parallel to a dry creek bed and a few smaller caves as you near the rock house. As for the rock house itself, it's a pretty stunning geological wonder. A most massive cave structure with a stream of water flowing through it. Bring a flashlight to explore some of the caverns. I climbed up through the chimney to explore the the roof of the structure... not much to see up there, it's completely forested over. As with any Arkansas hike, bring the tick spray! The hike back to the trailhead is uphill and slightly strenuous, but nothing compared to the elevation gains in mountain hiking out west.

Awesome and scenic, wildlife can be found along the trail, it's not a hard trail and has informative signs for the kids along the way. Great for photography and clearing the mind.

Well, what can I say? Let give an overall review and then some pros and cons.

Review:
The trail starts off at a pretty steep ascent but levels out fairly quickly. The main trail all the way to Clabber Creek is marked well but has some fallen trees covering the trail in different places but these are easily detoured around and then you're right back on the trail.

Pros:
There is a lot of history and information for this trail. Clabber Creek is absolutely gorgeous.

Cons:
Most of the 'attractions/activities' along the trail are fenced off and hard to get good photos. The scenery along the trail is thick and you can't see very far into the woods. The prettiest photo ops were actually off the main trail.

Under NO circumstance take the trail past Clabber Creek that's marked 'Over The Mountain Top Trail'. The trail on this app at that point leads you through thickets, briars, and we had to traverse an 8 foot cliff wall in order make our way back to the trailhead. This is a VERY DANGEROUS ROUTE.

Words can't describe the beauty of this trail, especially the actually Indian Rock House it's self. Going in is VERY easy due to He fact your defend the majority of the time. Difficulty level coming out depends on the route you return on. If you take the trail to the right at the creek crossing back to the trailhead, it will burn your calves just a little but it's an awesome hike.

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8 months ago

nice trail very kid friendly. ..wish there was a better view of the creek..seen some deer..other little animals. .good walk to relax with water in the background

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8 months ago

nice gravel trail very easy

One of my favorite places. The ambiance of this place make me come back again and again.

Great trail to hike. Steep on the way out back up the mountain. Strong legs required.

7/16/17 Not too strenuous. Good hike for what it is. Saw quite a bit of water flow moving through small creeks but the main creek was dry. Didn't see any wildlife. The caves were pretty cool. Went all the was back up into the Rockhouse. The beginnings of stalactite are everywhere.

This trail has it all! caves, mines, coves, waterfalls and so much greenery.... just gorgeous. I would like to note that this trail is more than moderate difficulty due to the steep climb back up. The trailhead sign itself lists this trail as strenuous. It's worth the hike for sure.

love camping there in the fall..hiking is pretty fun ...on the trail if you haven't walked it before there's a spot were the rain washes out a spot if you don't k ow the trail that's the only confusing spot..it's a little overgrown. .here and there but still a good hike..my 6 year old girl can do it so can you..watch your speed in the park and buckle up..they patrol well and keep it safe and are there to help..

I loved this trail. There is so much to see I'm going to have to visit again just to catch what I missed the last time. The rock house itself is massive and worth the visit on its own!

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