White Rock Mountain West

Total Miles
10.3

Elevation

664.42 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

White Rock Mountain is magnificent. Sitting at an elevation of 2,309 feet the hiking trails with their views and caves to explore are a sight to see. There are three ways to get to White Rock Mountain, however one of which (Road 1003 in certain sections) is closed due to a landslide. This route is to help bypass that landslide. Coming from the west it starts out as an easy gravel road that winds through the Ozark National Forest. One of the first relics you will see is a huge rock with engraved writing that says Memorial Pine Plantation, Daughters of the American Revolution, which was dedicated to Mrs. Charles H. Miller in 1940. These forests are great for putting little signs and dedications throughout the area. As you continue down the road you will find some dispersed campsites near the Ozark Highland Trail. You will then make a hard right off Old Locke Rd onto 1003 which will then lead you up to White Rock Mountain camp. There, you will find cabins, camping, restrooms, scenic views and hiking areas that loop all the way around the mountain (about 2 miles). Cell phone service is attainable in certain areas along this trail.

Photos of White Rock Mountain West

White Rock Mountain West
White Rock Mountain West
White Rock Mountain West

Difficulty

This is an easy gravel road with rolling hills and steep climbs. There are creeks that could overflow their banks however the creeks on this route all have bridges.

History

White Rock Mountain which was built during the depression, has been beautifully restored. Here is a website that talks about some of the history on this breathtaking gem. https://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/whiterock.html

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Jarrod Weaver
May 25, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Matt Couch
May 01, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Whomever submitted this “trail”, which is actually a USFS jurisdictional dirt road submitted it showing its legal to operate OHV’s all the way to White Rock. This is 100% incorrect and would result in $230 tickets for first offenses. The road is only legal for licensed vehicles -- no OHV's (MX, ATV, SxS).
Brodie Hill
Apr 27, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

From Locke, Arkansas take Old Locke Rd. There will be signs that clearly point you in the direction of White Rock Mountain.

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