Back on July 13, I hiked the Rough Canyon Trail at Robbers Cave State Park. It was probably my 4th or 5th time to walk the trail.
This 2.9-mile loop trail in the San Bois Mountains is a nice hike. (The interactive trail map and elevation profile is in this post.) It is nearly all wooded, has lots of interesting rocks on and around the trail, and some moderate hill-climbing.
This hike is a 3.8-mile loop in the Buffalo River’s Tyler Bend Campground area. (Tyler Bend is also home to the Buffalo National River Visitor Center.) It’s a pretty cool hike as you get to see some nice river vistas, the historic Collier Homestead, and a pioneer rock wall.
This loop is made up of the River View Trail, the Rock Wall Trail, and a small part of the Buffalo River Trail to connect the two.
The hike is moderately challenging with a net elevation change of about 300 feet. Most of this hike is along a ridge.
I love it when I’m hiking and see something really special that I was not expecting. That’s what happened for me when I first hiked the Indian Rockhouse Trial at the Buffalo Point campground (Buffalo National River).
I knew there were several points of interest along the trail including a waterfall, a closed mine entrance, a “Natural Bathtub,” and something called an “Indian Rockhouse.” But I did not realize until I got to it that the Indian Rockhouse was a huge overhang cave.