Tag - Waterfall

Awesome Arkansas waterfalls! Waterfall hikes and some that you can pretty much drive to. Cedar Falls (Petit Jean), Glory Hole Falls (Buffalo River), Hemmed-in Hollow Falls, Eden Falls, and more.

Buffalo River: Hammerschmidt Falls

Hammerschmidt Falls, Buffalo National River
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.

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

Screen shot of Hideout Hollow Falls video
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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Highway 123 Falls (Ozark Forest)

Highway 123 Falls, Ozark National Forest
Highway 123 Falls, Ozark National Forest

We were fortunate to spend Thanksgiving weekend at the cabin.  It was an amazingly rainy weekend, and we got to spend a lot of time with rest and relaxation.

However, by Sunday I was starting to get cabin fever, and with all the rain, I knew the water would be flowing. We didn’t want to venture too far out in the wilderness as the rain had gone from light to very heavy, and as much as I love the outdoors, in a cold, wet rain can be a tough way to go about enjoying them.

After a couple of failed attempts to see other waterfalls (due to many water crossings being flooded), we headed down to check out Highway 123 Falls, a 47-foot Ozark National Forest waterfall in northeast Johnson County. Continue reading Highway 123 Falls (Ozark Forest)

Natural Dam Falls Winter Pics (Ozark Forest)

Natural Dam Falls, Ozark National Forest
Snowy Natural Dam Falls from the west side, Ozark National Forest

We typically do not get a lot of ice and snow in the winter here in west Arkansas. When we do get snow, I love the chance to take some winter shots at natural sites.

Natural Dam Falls is a cool waterfall in northern Crawford County in the Ozark National Forest. It is a 187-foot-wide natural wall of rock that spans the width of Mountain Fork Creek.

As I note here, the falls is easy to get to.

Natural Dam Falls, Ozark National Forest
Natural Dam Falls from the east side

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