White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall 2014 Pics

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest
Bluffs along the southern part of the west side of White Rock Mountain

The Rim Trail on White Rock Mountain (2,200 feet elevation) in the Ozark National Forest (Franklin County) is one of my favorite short trails.

It’s only 2 miles long, but this trail has amazing views from nearly the entire trail as it circles the mountain.

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest
View from Sunset Shelter, White Rock Mountain Rim Trail, Ozark National Forest

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Petit Jean: Cedar Falls Trail – 2 mi

Cedar Falls Trail, Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls (panoramic), Petit Jean State Park

Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park is the most impressive Arkansas waterfall I have seen. When Cedar Creek is flowing well, this is 95-foot waterfall is an amazing sight.

After a visit to Cedar Falls, it is easy to see why Petit Jean was chosen to be Arkansas’s first state park.

The trail to it is not long, only .9 miles each way (1.8 mile total hike). And the trail is not particularly difficult except for a steep climb back up to the trailhead.

Cedar Falls Trail, Petit Jean
Cedar Falls Trail and Cedar Creek

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Natural Dam Falls Video (Ozark Forest)

Screen shot of Natural Dam Falls Video
Screen shot of Natural Dam Falls Video

Natural Dam Falls in northern Crawford County (Ozark Forest) is a cool waterfall that is easy to get to and view.

You can drive right up to the natural wall of rock that spans the width of Mountain Fork Creek. It is in the community of Natural Dam, just west of Highway 59.

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These are some videos I took when I visited the falls on November 17.

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Pack Rat Falls (Ozark Forest)

Packrat Falls, Ozark National Forest
Pack Rat Falls, Ozark National Forest

If you’re in the Haw Creek Falls area in the Ozark National Forest (northeast Johnson County), you may want to check out Pack Rat Falls. This 24-foot waterfall is just a short (but vigorous) hike from the campground.

Packrat Falls, Ozark National Forest
Stream and moss-covered rocks on route to Pack Rat Falls, Ozark National Forest

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