The Uncharted 4 rock cairn locations across Madagascar are more important than they first seem. A rock cairn is a pretty name for what's basically a pile of stones, but by kicking them all over you can get a special trophy called "Not a Cairn in the World". Clever. There's actually 16 rock cairns spread across the Madagascar area, and you can knock them down with either a quick punch or just rolling over them in your jeep (which can't be good for the axles).
Now part of the PS Plus Collection Games selection with the PS5 remaster on the way soon, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is worth exploring on its own terms, and kicking down rocks is something that's fun from the moment we're born. A little note of warning though: you’ll hit several points of no return during the chapter, so if you do happen to miss any of the Uncharted 4 rock cairn locations, you’ll have to replay the chapter and knock them all down on your next playthrough.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #1
The first of many rock cairns is straight ahead of you at the start of the chapter.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #2
Along the track as you approach the waterfall area.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #3
After you pass under the rickety bridge, at the bottom of the muddy slope.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #4
At the top of the muddy slope before crossing the bridge.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #5
On the other side of the bridge, to the left under a tree.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #6
After driving up a rock with lemurs on it and spotting the tower ahead.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #7
Next to the small waterfall and sliding rock you drive up.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #8
After using the winch for the first time and spotting the volcano, down the watery path heading left towards the ruins.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #9
After dropping into the next area, opposite the cave on the right hand path.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #10
Once you've 'fixed' the next bridge and driven up the muddy slope, up the hill to your right.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #11
Straight ahead of you when you see the Shoreline trucks in the distance.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #12
Up the hill at the far side of the area, near the rocky hill to the left.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #13
At the top of the rocky hill to the left in the same area.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #14
Heading up the hill towards the Beacon Tower, just before the ornate pillars.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #15
On top of the rocks opposite the Beacon Tower.
Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #16
On the narrow track at the other side of the drawbridge.
At this point you should unlock the Not a Cairn in the World trophy to add to your progress though Uncharted 4! Of course, there's plenty more to do - check out our Uncharted 4 treasures page, or take a look at any of the pages below for more treasure hunting, world-scaling options.