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.

Six Finger Falls on Falling Water Creek (Ozark Forest)

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Six Finger Falls (Newton 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.

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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 Fingers 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.

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Six Finger Falls

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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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