Indian Rockhouse Trail
The Indian Rockhouse Trail meanders past a sinkhole, waterfall, mine prospect, Panther Creek, sculpted bedrock and a quarry. Many of these geologic features are typical of a karst landscape.
DirectionsFrom Yellville travel south on Highway 14 for 13 miles to the intersection of Highway 268, go left. The Buffalo Point Visitor Contact Station is 3 miles down on the right. The trailhead parking lot is 1/4 mile past that on the right. The Indian Rockhouse Trail starts across the road from the parking area.
Buffalo Point Campground Trails
If you are looking for a short (1.2 miles) and relatively easy hike try the Overlook Trail. The view of the gravel bar at Buffalo Point is stunning from the Overlook Trail.
DirectionsFrom Yellville travel south on Highway 14 for 13 miles to the intersection of Highway 268, go left. The Buffalo Point Visitor Contact Station is 3 miles down on the right. The Overlook Trailhead parking area is 1/4 mile past that on the right. This is the same trailhead that is used for the Indian Rockhouse Trail. You may also begin the Campground Trail from the Buffalo Point Campground (near the Lower Contact Station). The Forest Trail can be accessed from A Loop or Pavilion #1 (near the group sites).
Rush Mine Level Trail
In the 1880s zinc ore was discovered along Rush Creek and soon the rush to Rush began. Claims were staked out along the Rush Valley and neighboring Clabber Creek. A mining boom was well underway by the 1890s as miners, investors and service industries arrived from all over the country. The most famous of the Rush mines was the Morning Star Mine, which awed observers with its modern quarry production of ore. A community of homes and businesses developed along Rush Creek and endured until the 1960s. Come hike in the hills and valley of Rush and imagine what it would have been like to work and live here.
DirectionsTake Highway 14 south out of Yellville and travel approximately 10 miles to the intersection of County Road 6035. Go left and travel 5 miles. You can gain access to the Morning Star Interpretive Loop and the Rush Mine Level Trail from the small gravel parking lot on the left. Look for a wooden shelter with interpretive signage. You can also start the Mine Level Trail from the Rush Launch Parking Lot at the very end of the road.
Buffalo River Trail: Dillard's Ferry to Spring Creek
DirectionsTake Highway 14 south out of Yellville and travel for approxmiately 16 miles to Dillard's Ferry, which is the bridge that crosses over the Buffalo River. Immediately south of the bridge turn right onto a gravel road, which will bring you to the parking area near the bridge. The trailhead begins under the bridge.
For more information about any of these trails or to have maps e-mailed to you please call the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311.
Last updated: January 11, 2018