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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.