Hiking Trails – There are numerous hiking trails throughout the Ozarks and many are located within 45 minutes of our area. Two of the favorites
are The Lost Valley and Hawksbill Crag (Whitaker’s Point) to the southwest, which are two of the most photographed scenic hikes in Arkansas. We offer the use of several Tim Ernst Hiking Books, with full maps and directions to many different trails in the area. There are day trips, family friendly hikes, overnight trips, waterfall hikes, and many other trails as well.
Ralph Spring – 3 miles south of Yellville on Hwy 14 is an amazing natural fresh water spring bubbling up from the ground, that is a must see. This spring runs year round with a chilling temperature. Water trucks fill their tanks here, as well as local families for the purest drinking water around. Go by, take photos, step barefooted in this amazing natural spring, and remember to fill your water bottle!
Cotter Swimming Hole – also a must see! The small town of Cotter, just 18 miles east of the cabin on Hwy 62 E, is a small historic town with a beautiful city park below the old famous Cotter Bridge, locals call it the rainbow bridge, built in the early 1930’s. Below the bridge runs the beautiful White River. Cotter is known as the Trout Capitol, offering the best fishing for rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.
The Cotter City Park – located below the Cotter bridge has a natural spring fed swimming hole, with a rope swing, that has been a favorite fun spot for generations. Historic old train cabooses sit in the park, with their story of service. Arts and crafts festivals are held in this beautiful park during the Spring and Summer months.