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White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall 2014 Pics

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall 2014 Pics photo
Bluffs along the southern part of the west side of White Rock Mountain

The Rim Trail on White Rock Mountain (2,200 feet elevation) in the Ozark National Forest (Franklin County) is one of my favorite short trails.

It’s only 2 miles long, but this trail has amazing views from nearly the entire trail as it circles the mountain.

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall 2014 Pics photo
View from Sunset Shelter, White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest

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

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) - 2 mi photo
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 Forest) - 2 mi photo
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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White Rock Mountain Rim Trail Photos (Ozark Forest) 2014

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail Photos (Ozark Forest) 2014 photo
View from Sunset Shelter on White Rock Mountain Rim Trail

Sunday morning I made a visit to White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest and walked the Rim Trail. It is one of my favorite trails to hike. It is a loop trail that circles the top of the mountain, and it has awesome views all the way around.

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail Photos (Ozark Forest) 2014 photo
South-facing view from Sunset Shelter

The trail is only about 2 miles long, so it doesn’t take long to hike the loop. The four shelters along the trail are also nice vista-viewing spots.

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White Rock Mountain Winter Photos (Ozark Forest) 2013

White Rock Mountain Winter Photos (Ozark Forest) 2013 photo
West-facing view from White Rock Mountain Sunset Shelter (panoramic)

In late February, I headed up to White Rock Mountain hoping to get some good snow photos. Here in Arkansas, snow cover doesn’t tend to hang around for very long. So it wasn’t that surprising that most of the snow was already gone, and what was left from the recent snowfall was rapidly disappearing.

White Rock Mountain Winter Photos (Ozark Forest) 2013 photo
White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, near Sunset Shelter, facing north (panoramic)

But there was still a little bit of snow cover that morning. And snow-cover or not, the views from White Rock Mountain are gorgeous.

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