Category: Tales From The Trails

Tales From The Trails are stories covering adventures on the trails we hike in the Ozarks region. They usually include maps and GPS coordinates and elevation data.

Sandstone Castle Hiking

Sandstone Castle 3

The Sandstone Castle is a popular sandstone rock formation located in the Richland Creek Wilderness area of the Ozark National Forest. The parking area for the trail is located at the following GPS coordinates: N 35° 50.511″ W 92° 59.069″. Scroll down to download the .gpx file to load into your handheld GPS unit. You…Read more

Big Bluff Goat Trail

Big bluff goat trail

The Big Bluff Goat Trail is a spur trail off the Centerpoint Trail in the Ponca Wilderness of the Buffalo National River. You start your hike at the Centerpoint trailhead next to Highway 43 at Compton, AR. This trail gets crowded during warmer weather. If you get there and the lot is full, you can…Read more

Indian Creek Trail

Indian Creek Trail

I was invited on a group hike to check out the Indian Creek Trail to Eye of the Needle on the Buffalo River on Friday, December 10, 2021. We met at Kyle’s Landing on the Buffalo and gathered our gear for the hike after introductions all around. It was a warm day in December for…Read more

The Indian Rockhouse Trail

rockhouse entrance

360 Photo of the Indian Rockhouse Trail Use Your Mouse or Move Your Phone To Look Around You couldn’t ask for a better day to go hiking. The weather was clear and the humidity was low as the day started. A couple of friends and I had planned this trip earlier in the week. They…Read more