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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.


Alternate video link.

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Intersection Falls Near Falling Water Creek (Ozark Forest)

Intersection Falls Near Falling Water Creek (Ozark Forest) photo
Intersection Falls

Intersection Falls (southeast Searcy County, Ozark National Forest) is a great, tropics-like waterfall that is just a short bushwhack from Six Finger Falls.

It’s a bit of a challenge to get to, but it has first-class scenery all along the way to make for a very enjoyable bushwhack.

Getting to the Intersection Falls Bushwhack

(These are the same driving directions as for Six Finger Falls.) Take Highway 7 to Pelsor (halfway between Jasper and Dover). 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.” Turn on the road to the horse camp.

Follow FR 1205 for 5.3 miles and cross a bridge over Falling Water Creek.

About a half-mile past the bridge, there is a little parking area and a sign board on your left. Park here.

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Falling Water Creek

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River View/Rock Wall Trails Loop (Buffalo River) – 4 mi

River View/Rock Wall Trails Loop (Buffalo River) - 4 mi photo
Panoramic view of the Buffalo River from one of the overlooks on the River View Trail.

This hike is a 3.8-mile loop in the Buffalo River’s Tyler Bend Campground area. (Tyler Bend is also home to the Buffalo National River Visitor Center.) It’s a pretty cool hike as you get to see some nice river vistas, the historic Collier Homestead, and a pioneer rock wall.

This loop is made up of the River View Trail, the Rock Wall Trail, and a small part of the Buffalo River Trail to connect the two.

The hike is moderately challenging with a net elevation change of about 300 feet. Most of this hike is along a ridge.

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Main home structure at the Collier Homestead, Buffalo National River

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