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Fuzzybutt Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest)

Fuzzybutt Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest) photo
Fuzzybutt Falls, Ozark National Forest

Fuzzybutt Falls (southwest Searcy County, Ozark National Forest) is a waterfall that I’ve always heard about (mostly because of the name) but had no idea what a great, easy hike it is to get to with a lot of bang for your buck along the way.

The hike, most of which is in the Richland Creek Wilderness, takes you by three waterfalls, follows along Falling Water Creek (one of my favorites) and ends at a great canyon with a uniquely named 16-foot waterfall that will definitely create a memorable experience.

Fuzzybutt Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest) photo
Fuzzybutt Falls and surrounding canyon

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Six Finger Falls Video (Falling Water Creek, Ozark Forest)

Six Finger Falls Video (Falling Water Creek, Ozark Forest) photo
Screen shot of Six Finger Falls video

Six Finger Falls in the Ozark National Forest (southwest Searcy County, Richland Creek Wilderness) is a really cool set of cascades on Falling Water Creek, just down the road from Falling Water Falls.

The falls is formed by an area where Falling Water Creek flows over six finger-like layered rock formations that span the creek.


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Six Finger Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest)

Six Finger Falls (southwest Searcy County, Ozark National Forest) is another great waterfall along Falling Water Creek Road.  And like Falling Water Falls and another falls area along the road, it can be seen just a few hundred yards from the road.

Six Finger Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest) photo
Six Finger Falls

I’m also going to note that Six Finger Falls is a difficult waterfall to photograph well. It’s very wide and has six different falls that are a part of it (hence the name).

Also you have to turn due south to face the falls, so taking pics in the middle of the day in winter means having a ton of sun in the background.

Directions to Six Finger Falls

Take Highway 7 to the community of Pelsor (halfway between Jasper and Dover) and turn east onto Highway 16. Travel 10 miles on Highway 16 (past the Pedestal Rocks Special Interest Area) and about 1 mile past the community of Ben Hur, then turn left onto Forest Road 1205.

There is no sign for the Forest Road, but there are signs to “Falling Water Horse Camp.” So turn on the road leading to the horse camp.

Six Finger Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest) photo
Six Finger Falls

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Twin Falls of Richland (Ozark Forest)

Twin Falls of Richland is one of the more famous waterfall areas in northwest Arkansas. I first read about this waterfall about 10 years ago in Backpacker Magazine, and I quickly added it to my must-see list.

This destination is really is worthy of the national exposure.

Twin Falls of Richland (Ozark Forest) photo
Twin Falls of Richland

Twin Falls of Richland is in the Ozark National Forest’s Richland Creek Wilderness. (Trail guide author Tim Ernst uses the “Twin Falls of Richland” name because there are multiple Arkansas waterfalls with the name “Twin Falls.”)

Twin Falls is actually two different waterfalls from two different creeks — Big Devil’s Fork and Long Devil’s Fork — that merge together at this site. One of the falls is 17 feet tall. The other is 19 feet tall. They fall over into a glistening pool that is a great swimming hole.

Twin Falls of Richland (Ozark Forest) photo
Twin Falls of Richland

The easiest trail head to get to is via the Richland Creek campground, and it is a spectacular hike. When coming to the area, be sure to also check out Richland Falls and many of the other beautiful areas within the Richland Creek Wilderness Area.    Continue reading Twin Falls of Richland (Ozark Forest)