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Rock House Cave Trail

Region: Arkansas River Valley

Length: .25 mile [?] * Approximate time for trail completion - .5 hour (times will vary for equestrian / hiking)

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Type:  Hiking Trail

For Information:
Park Superintendent, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR, 72110, (501) 727-5441

Rock House Cave is not a true cave, but a large rock shelter. It is also the premier spot in the state for viewing Native American rock art- created over 500 years ago. This trail also includes some of the most interesting geological formations in the park; Turtle Rocks. (Purple Blazes)

Trailhead Information

Trail Start

Take Exit #108 off I-40 at Morrilton and travel nine miles south on Hwy. 9, then go 12 miles west on Hwy. 154; or from Dardanelle, travel seven miles south on Hwy. 7, then go 16 miles east on Hwy. 154 to the park.

GPS Coordinates:
35.122817 -92.936633

See nearby trails:

CCC Hike & Bike Trail :: 0.38 miles away.
Canyon Trail :: 0.40 miles away.
Cedar Creek Trail :: 0.40 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.

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