The Ozark Mountains were formed by volcanic eruptions more than a billion years ago, some of the oldest mountains on earth. They are so old and so eroded that today none of the “peaks” that cover 50,000 square miles in four states (mostly Arkansas and Missouri) reach 3,000 feet. Instead of soaring mountaintops the Ozarks are characterized by crystal clear streams fed by underground springs and more caves than any region in the United States...
Somehow the Civilian Conservation Corps found their way to this remote mountaintop in the 1930s and constructed a handful of rustic cabins and a bunkhouse lodge. They also laid out a two-mile trail loop around the rim of White Rock Mountain that is one long continuous 360-degree view for your dog. The native stone shelters perched on the bluffs are particularly beautiful; watch for sheer drop-offs - they continue on forever as well.
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
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