Tagged: 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.

Waterfall Area Near Falling Water Falls (Ozark Forest)

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Small Waterfall

This is a neat little waterfall area in the Ozark National Forest that we visited back on December 31. If you’re near Falling Water Falls, you should check this out too.

If you are at the bottom of Falling Water Falls, you can hike downstream a few hundred yards, and there is a creek that comes in from the left. The creek cascades down and forms two small waterfalls before emptying into Falling Water Creek.

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One of two small waterfalls near Falling Water Creek

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Glory Hole Falls Trail (Ozark Forest) Photos Summer 2014

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View of Glory Hole Falls from behind the waterfall, inside the overhang cave

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Glory Hole Falls Trail in the Ozark National Forest (Newton County). This was my second time to walk on this trail. (For more about the trail check out Brent’s trail review post or my trail review with gpx-based trail map.)

As expected, the trail has quite a different look in the summer than it did in February. Much more greenery in summer.

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Glory Hole Falls

Thanks to some recent rain, there was a moderate flow on the stream and waterfall that day. 

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Eden Falls High Water Video (Buffalo River)

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A few weeks ago on June 6, while returning from a family vacation, we made a brief stop in the Buffalo National River and walked the Lost Valley Trail. While it was pouring down rain that early afternoon, we were debating whether to give it a try. (Of course, I was up for it. But not everyone gets into walking in the rain.)

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Eden Falls (Lost Valley Trail) at High Water (taken with my phone camera)

It was still sprinkling when we started walking the trail about 2 p.m. It had pretty much stopped by the time we reached the waterfall.

Thanks to all the recent rain, there was lots of water flowing in Clark Creek and the surrounding streams. It was really cool.

Alternate video link.

Of course, the highlight of the trail is Eden Falls. I had been to Eden Falls 4 or 5 times already, but never at such high water. I thought the waterfall that day was awesome.

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Terry Keefe Falls Hike (Ozark Forest)

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Terry Keefe Falls is a really great waterfall that is a short hike off of Falling Water Road – or as a spur trail off of the Ozark Highlands Trail.

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Me at Terry Keefe Falls

Getting to Terry Keefe Falls

Head to Falling Water Falls Road near the Richland Creek Recreation Area. To get there from Jasper, take Highway 7 south to Pelsor, and then take Highway 16 east for 10 miles (past the Pedestal Rocks Special Interest Area and Community of Ben Hur) and turn left onto Forest Road 1205 (also called Falling Water Falls Road).

After turning on Falling Water Falls Road, take the road 5.3 miles to the bridge crossing across Falling Water Creek. Continue on this road for another mile to a spot where a creek comes in from the right and flows under the road. This is about 2.8 miles from the Richland Creek Campground if you’re coming from that direction.

Park where you can here.

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Large bluff along the trail to Terry Keefe Falls

Hiking to Terry Keefe Falls

The trail starts off on your right and heads up into the woods. It’s a well-worn trail and pretty easy to find. (When we were there, there was pink tape marking the spot.)

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