Native American Falls is a fantastic waterfall in some rugged country within the Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area in the Ozark National Forest in northwest Pope County.
The parking spot is easy to find and the falls is rugged to get to, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic 41-foot tall waterfall that cascades down the bluff and some beautiful scenery along the way.
Getting to Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area
The trailhead is easy to find. It is .4 miles south of Pelsor (aka Sand Gap) on Highway 7. Pelsor is a small community 28 miles south of Jasper and 28 miles north of Dover on Highway 7.
There is a sign for the Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area on the west side of the highway. Park by the sign.
For approximate Google Maps directions to this area from your location, see this link.
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).
Falling Water Falls (north Pope County) is one of the best known waterfalls in the Ozark National Forest. It is a beautiful 10-foot waterfall on Falling Water Creek, near the Richland Creek Wilderness.
During most of the year, there is just one flow, but during high water, the flowing area can span 40 or 50 feet.