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Hiking To This Aboveground Cave In Arkansas Will Give You A Surreal Experience

Located in the Ozarks, near the Buffalo National River, the Indian Rockhouse Trail will lead you to a cave that Native Americans once called home. The cave is spectacular, and so is the hike you’ll take to reach it. An added bonus is the history surrounding the cave. There are no artifacts left, but the area echoes its ancient history and you can imagine the families who once played, bathed, and slept in the area.

The trail, which is considered to be moderately difficult, comes in at 3.5 miles round-trip. It’s recommended that you wear comfy shoes with non-slip soles, as the return trip is mostly uphill. Find the trailhead across the street from the parking lot, which is located on Highway 268 about 200 yards from the ranger station near Buffalo Point Campground in Marion County.

For more information on points of interest along the trail, click here.

For a more detailed look at this trail, try this video:

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.