Category - West Arkansas

Posts in West Arkansas including including the White Rock Mountain (Ozark National Forest) and Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, and Lake Fort Smith state parks. Also see West Arkansas Trails Page.

Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail (Ozark Forest) – 2 mi

Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest
Pedestal Rock –  Ozark National Forest

The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area in the Ozark National Forest (north Pope County) is a spectacular recreation area with two unique loop hikes.  These hikes can be done separately for short afternoon trips, or together for a longer day hike.

One of these is the Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail, a 2.4 mile semi-loop hike, which features some great pedestal-shaped rock formations and some spectacular overlooks — and a lot of extra exploring opportunities for the adventurous.

Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest
Me on one of the many rock formations along the Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail

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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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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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