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Hiking trail posts in Arkansas’s Buffalo National River area.

Buffalo River: Hammerschmidt Falls

Buffalo River: Hammerschmidt Falls photo
Hammerschmidt Falls, Buffalo National River

Back in late November, it was a particularly rainy weekend throughout most of Arkansas, and I was getting a dose of cabin fever and decided to try to get out for a bit. My typical hiking partner decided to sit this one out (something about cold and rainy), so I decided to go check out Hammerschmidt Falls in the Buffalo National River (northwest Newton County).

Hammerschmidt Falls is only a short distance from our cabin, but we had never hiked to it. It sits at a pretty high elevation, so I’ve always assumed it would take a lot of water to get going. But after 2 days of steady rain, I thought the timing would be perfect.

I was right.

Buffalo River: Hammerschmidt Falls photo
Cascade upstream from Hammerschmidt Falls, Buffalo National River
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Hideout Hollow Falls Video (Buffalo River)

Hideout Hollow Falls Video (Buffalo River) photo
Screen shot of Hideout Hollow Falls video

Hideout Hollow Trail is a cool 1-mile trail near Compton (Newton County) in the Buffalo National River. The highlight of the trail is Hideout Hollow, a beautiful valley overlook which during wet times has a 37-foot waterfall.

These are some videos I took of Hideout Hollow Falls back on May 10, 2015.

This first one is of the falls from over on the south side of the hollow.

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Lost Valley Trail + Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi (o&b)

Lost Valley Trail + Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi (o&b) photo
Lower Eden Falls

The Lost Valley Trail is the most popular hiking trail in the Buffalo River area – and for good reason. It’s easy to get to, easy to hike, very family friendly, and has more “bang for your buck” than nearly any hike anywhere.

This is the first trail I hiked in Arkansas, and it is one of the many reasons I fell in love with the area. It has everything: a natural bridge, high bluffs, beautiful woods, moss-covered rocks, a fantastic waterfall, and even a cave (that also has a waterfall).

Lost Valley Trail + Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi (o&b) photo
Lost Valley Trail, Buffalo National River

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Twin Falls/Triple Falls (Camp Orr) Video (Buffalo River)

Twin Falls/Triple Falls (Camp Orr) Video (Buffalo River) photo
Screen shot of video of Twin Falls (Triple Falls) at Camp Orr, Buffalo National River

Twin Falls (aka “Triple Falls”) at Camp Orr (Newton County) is an awesome waterfall. It should be on everyone’s short list of must-see places in the Buffalo National River.

Call it “Twin Falls” or “Triple Falls”

“Twin Falls” is the official name, but many people (including Tim Ernst) use the “Triple Falls” name because, during the wet season anyway, there are three distinct water flows.

Another reason for “Triple Falls” is to distinguish it from other falls with the “Twin” name such as those at Devil’s Den State Park and at the Richland Creek Wilderness.

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Getting to Twin Falls (Triple Falls) at Camp Orr

The simplest way to get to the falls is to drive to Camp Orr.
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