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Arkansas Trails

Little Rock, AR: White Rock-Shores Lake Loop

Embark on an 11.8-mile loop into the Ozark Mountains with haunted hollows and undulating ridgelines bearded in oak and rare views of the Arkansas Valley. Best hiked in fall or spring.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 19.0

Waypoints

WRS001

Location: 35.6895370483398, -93.9541702270508

Rustic cabins dot campground; follow blue blazes E

WRS002

Location: 35.688850402832, -93.9500503540039

Turn R onto Ozark Highland Trail; blazes turn white

WRS003

Location: 35.6846885681152, -93.9608764648438

Turn L, following West Loop

WRS004

Location: 35.6820755004883, -93.9643096923828

Carefully cross FR 1003

WRS005

Location: 35.6712417602539, -93.9687271118164

Cross White Rock Creek; during the wet season a strip of small waterfalls roars ahead

WRS006

Location: 35.6692733764648, -93.9669647216797

Cross slippery creekbed again

WRS007

Location: 35.6449317932129, -93.9623107910156

Keep straight under a canopy of oaks and an occasional pine

WRS008

Location: 35.644172668457, -93.96142578125

Shores Lake Trailhead; keep on loop trail through a garden of boulders

WRS009

Location: 35.6733818054199, -93.9468078613281

Skip over creek; primitive campsite nearby

WRS010

Location: 35.6885108947754, -93.9318695068359

Go straight @ 4-way with FR 1003

WRS011

Location: 35.6963806152344, -93.9347076416016

Turn L; climb 1,200 ft. to the breezy summit of White Rock Mtn.; near the top turn R to close loop and finish climb up 2,260-foot peak; then backtrack to parking lot