Buffalo Point: Overlook Trail Loop (Buffalo River) – 1 mi

Overlook Trail, Buffalo Point Campground
Buffalo River seen from overlook (panoramic)

The Overlook Trail loop (about 1.3 miles) at the Buffalo Point Campground (Buffalo National River, Marion County) is an enjoyable and not-too-challenging walk with a cool overlook of the river. The net elevation change  is about 200 feet.

The trail starts at the main campground trailhead, just up the road from the Ranger Station. It is the same trailhead as for the Indian Rockhouse Trail. There are a few picnic tables here and parking here.

Overlook Trail, Buffalo Point Campground
Cool rock formations on the Overlook Trail

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White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) – 2 mi

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest
Panoramic view of Sunset Shelter from the Rim Trail

The Rim Trail on White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest about 20 miles north of Mulberry is an awesome trail, and it is not difficult. It is a 1.9-mile loop with less than 100 feet net elevation change.

The Rim Trail is over 2200 feet above sea level, and almost the entire trail has amazing vista views of the surrounding Ozark mountains.

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest
Bluffs just north of Sunset Shelter. The Rim Trail is on the right.
Getting to White Rock Mountain

To get to White Rock Mountain from the south, take Exit 24 from I-40. If you are coming from the Fayetteville-Rogers area, I suggest taking I-49 south and then take I-40 east to Exit 24.

At Exit 24, get on Arkansas Highway 215 heading north.
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Haw Creek Falls Winter Pics (Ozark Forest)

Haw Creek Falls, Ozark National Forest
Haw Creek Falls, adorned with icicles

Back on February 28, after we had a nice little snowfall in western Arkansas, I headed over to Haw Creek Falls (Ozark National Forest, northeast Johnson County) to get some winter pictures.

As you might expect, the waterfall was beautiful that morning with the freshly fallen snow and a number of icicles. The temps were in the mid-20’s.

Haw Creek Falls, Ozark National Forest
Snowy Haw Creek Falls, Ozark National Forest

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Pam’s Grotto (Ozark Forest)

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Pam’s Grotto

Pam’s Grotto, in northeast Johnson County, is fantastic Ozark National Forest waterfall that is easily accessible with a short hike.

To get to the trailhead, first head to Haw Creek Falls Campground on state Highway 123. (See directions here.)

Turn right (north) out of the campground onto Highway 123  and go .5 miles. Turn right onto a small turnoff that heads down next to Haw Creek. There is a small campsite and parking area here.

Pam's Grotto, Ozark National Forest
Campsite near rock-climbing bluff

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