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Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail – 3 mi

Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail – 3 mi photo
Indian Rockhouse Cave on the Indian Rockhouse Trail, Buffalo Point Campground, Buffalo National River

This beautiful 3-mile loop at Buffalo Point Campground in the Buffalo National River near Yellville (Marion County, Ark.) is a must-see trail.

It is wonderfully scenic with many great points of interest including sculpted bedrock, a waterfall, a former zinc mine, and the Indian Rockhouse Cave.

It is a vigorous hike with about 400 feet of elevation change, but it is well worth it.

Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail – 3 mi photo
Indian Rockhouse Trail running along Panther Creek

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

Buffalo Point: Overlook Trail Loop (Buffalo River) – 1 mi photo
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 only about 200 feet. The trail starts at the same area as the Indian Rockhouse Trail.

Buffalo Point: Overlook Trail Loop (Buffalo River) – 1 mi photo
Cool wavy rocks on the Overlook Trail

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Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail Photos

Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail Photos photo
Entrance to the Indian Rockhouse Cave

Back on June 1, I had an opportunity to again hike the Indian Rockhouse Trail at the Buffalo River’s Buffalo Point campground. It was a great hike.

The Indian Rockhouse Trail is a cool scenic 3-mile loop trail with a number of great features. In addition to the Indian Rockhouse cave, there is sculptured rock, a sinkhole, a Natural Bathtub, a waterfall, and an abandoned mine entrance.

Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail Photos photo
Sculptured rock on the Indian Rockhouse Trail (panoramic)

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Rush Mountain Trail: Landing-Monte Cristo (Buffalo River)

This hike is the Rush Mountain Trail from Rush Landing to the Monte Cristo area. It is a short hike, but it is probably one my favorites.

Rush Mountain Trail: Landing-Monte Cristo (Buffalo River) photo
The trail is scenic and easy to follow.

At the end of the post, I will also talk about the unmaintained trail from the Monte Cristo area back to the Morning Star area.

Rush Landing to Monte Cristo

Start off at the Rush Landing parking area, near the shelter with the picnic tables and toilet. This section of the trail starts off into the woods back behind the parking area. There is a small ruin here at the start. It is the remnants of the White Eagle Mine.

Head off into the woods. After a short stretch, there is an intersection.  To the left is the section of the Rush Mountain Trail that connects to the morning star area. Stay right.

Rush Mountain Trail: Landing-Monte Cristo (Buffalo River) photo
This part of the trail is on an old road — and is a great part of the trail.

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