Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Pics

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Pics photo
Rough Canyon Trail at the south end of the loop, next to Fouche Maline

The Rough Canyon Trail is a cool 2.9-mile loop at Robbers Cave State Park. It has lots of interesting rocks and rock formations, varied terrain, and in wetter times, beautiful views of the Rough Canyon stream.

The trailhead is adjacent to the Robbers Cave Nature Trail, the small trail that goes by the actual Robbers Cave rock formations.

See this post for the full profile of the Rough Canyon Trail with pics from my April 2, 2016 hike.

These are some additional photos from that hike.

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Pics photo
Rough Canyon Trail. Rocky stretch on the east side between Lost Lake and the service road crossing.

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Earthquake Ridge Trail Pics (Ouachita Forest)

Earthquake Ridge Trail Pics (Ouachita Forest) photo
Heading uphill on the east side of the Earthquake Ridge Trail

The Earthquake Ridge Trail, including the adjacent Southern Loop, is an enjoyable 3-mile hike at the east end of the Talimena Scenic Drive (Highway 88) near Mena, Arkansas. This Ouachita National Forest hike is easy to locate, starting at the Visitor Information Center.

My profile of this trail with pics from my June 6, 2015 hike is in this post.

Here are more pics from my hike that day.

Earthquake Ridge Trail Pics (Ouachita Forest) photo
Earthquake Ridge Trail, Ouachita National Forest

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Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails

Mount Nebo: Pics of Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs Trails photo
Nebo Steps Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

The Nebo Steps/Nebo Springs loop at Mount Nebo State Park (Yell County, near Dardanelle and Russellville) is fun little hike. Although it’s short, it is a workout as it makes the steep climb down from the rim level to the bench road level and back.

It’s a beautiful hike though with interesting rock formations and cool views in the higher areas.

This loop is .7 miles and encompasses the Nebo Steps and Nebo Springs trails as well as bits of the Rim Trail and Bench Road Trail to connect the two. For details, check out the full profile in this post.

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Nebo Springs Trail, Mount Nebo State Park

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Devil’s Den: Yellow Rock Trail – 3 mi

Devil's Den: Yellow Rock Trail - 3 mi photo
Yellow Rock bluff overlook (panoramic)

Yellow Rock Trail at Devil’s Den State Park (southern Washington County, Arkansas) is one of my favorite trails. This 3.1-mile semi-loop hike has beautiful views and wonderfully interesting and scenic rocks formations.

The trail is a semi-loop with two major spurs. The opening half-mile spur connects then to a largely triangular-shaped loop.

At the west end of the loop, there is a .3-mile spur over to the CCC Overlook. Including travelling both spurs, the hike length is 3.1 miles.

It’s a moderately challenging hike with some significant climbing and an elevation change of about 400 feet.

For my money, the highlights of the hike are: (1) the Yellow Rock bluff; (2) the CCC Overlook; and (3) the cool rock formations in the initial spur.

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Overhanging rock along the uphill part of the Yellow Rock Trail, Devil’s Den State Park

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