Devils Den State Park - Yellow Rock Trail
A Beautiful Hike In Northwest Arkansas Devils Den State Park is in the hill country known as the Boston Mountains. It is a relative short
drive from Fayetteville, Arkansas,
and an excellent choice for those who seek to
escape the "hustle and bustle" of life and enjoy nature.
There are rustic cabin rentals, campgrounds, horse riding trails and more.
On my visit, I hiked the entire three-mile Yellow Rock Trail, and I
wholeheartedly recommend it for its scenery, rock structures and outdoor / exercise value.
The spectacular view from the Yellow Rock overlook in Devils Den State Park.
Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado.
Click any image to view it at a larger size.
May 12, 2013 - I entered Devils Den State Park from the north after driving through Hogeye and Strickler.
The scenic drive alone make this state park worth a visit.
At the lower trailhead for the Yellow Rock Trail.
In total, it is a three-mile hike to do the loop, reach the upper trailhead (which has an overlook) and return back down.
At the beginning, the trail ascends and passes vertical rock outcroppings.
It reminded me of the layers of sediment showing in
I stood in the photo to provide perspective on the sizes of these rocks. :)
Pretty forest along the trail.
The Overlook On The Yellow Rock Trail
The biggest draw of the Yellow Rock Trail is Yellow Rock itself. From the lower trailhead, eventually the trail splits in two.
I recommend going right to visit the Yellow Rock Overlook first.
At the rock, you'll have a broad view of the Lee's Creek Valley and the mountain ridge across. I imagine this would be a wonderful place to
visit when the
fall colors are at their best!
Some of my other hikes around Arkansas:
Big Bluff at Buffalo National River
Summit Park Trail at Mt. Nebo State Park
Mt. Magazine, the Arkansas High Point
After enjoying the overlook for some time, I continued to do the full loop.
Arrival at the structure at the top of the trail. There is an overlook,
although it's not much compared to Yellow Rock below. A brisk downward hike to the lower trailhead and I was done.
A little boring, I suppose. Showing you the trail.
No question, the overlook is the main attraction.
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