From AR341 the Merrill Ridge road is an offroad track that runs near the apex of the ridge. Starting at 1312 feet the trail makes a gradual descent to 852 feet. The trail descends through woods and an occasional field and terminates near the Cole Fork of the Barkshed Creek.
An side trail to Merrill Ridge is Jeep Trail 91025B. This offroad trail is less than 2 miles long but has a nice level campsite about 1/4 mile in. Beyond this site the trail climbs a little, but mainly descends through trees and open fields. This unmaintained trail is sometimes more of a suggestion than a true trail.