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.

Intersection Falls Near Falling Water Creek (Ozark Forest)

Intersection Falls
Intersection Falls

Intersection Falls (Newton 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.

Falling Water Creek
Falling Water Creek

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Devil’s Den: Twin Falls Winter Pics

Twin Falls at Devil's Den State Park
Icicle-adorned Twin Falls at Devil’s Den State Park. This is the main (left or north) waterfall.

One of the highlights of the Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail (also referred to as the “cave trail”) at Devil’s Den State Park is Twin Falls, a scenic double waterfall.

Like many Arkansas waterfalls, you can’t always expect to see a good flow on a particular day. So it was a real treat for me a few weeks ago (January 4) to see the falls with the water flowing well.

An added treat for me that cold morning was that there were quite a few icicles at the falls as well. The temps that morning were in the upper teens.

Twin Falls at Devil's Den State Park
The secondary (south) of the two waterfalls of Twin Falls, Devil’s Den State Park.

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Fern Falls (Ozark Forest)

Fern Falls, Ozark National Forest
Fern Falls, Ozark National Forest

Fern Falls is a quick hike just off of Highway 7 south of Jasper. There is not an official trail here, but the trail to it generally follows some old road traces and thus tends to be fairly easy to follow.

The hike is a bit of a mess after a lot of trees and branches fell during the 2009 ice storm, but we found our way without any problem and got to view a nice waterfall as our reward when we made this hike in April.

Getting to the Trailhead

The trailhead begins 11.4 miles south of the Jasper square on Highway 7. At 11.4 miles, there is a “Historic Highway 7″ sign on the west side of the highway.

There is no official parking area here, but if you can pull off the side of the highway here and find a place to park, that’s the spot.

The trail begins just behind the sign.

The Trail begins just beyond the Scenic 7 Byway Sign south of Jasper.
The Trail begins just beyond the Scenic 7 Byway Sign south of Jasper.
Hiking to the Falls

The trail starts off along an old road and heads down the hill a bit. It’s a fairly well-defined road, so it’s easy enough to follow. Continue reading Fern Falls (Ozark Forest)

Glory Hole Falls Trail (Ozark Forest) – 2 mi

Glory Hole Falls Trail, Ozark National Forest
Glory Hole Falls

Glory Hole Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in the Ozarks. The waterfall is formed by a stream that flows through the ceiling of an overhang cave.

When the water is really flowing, the hike to it adds to the spectacular appeal of this short trail.

Glory Hole Falls Trail, Ozark National Forest
Volunteer waterfalls along the trail to Glory Hole Falls,  Ozark National Forest
Getting to Glory Hole Falls Trail

The Glory Hole Falls trail is in Newton County in the Big Piney District of the Ozark National Forest. Continue reading Glory Hole Falls Trail (Ozark Forest) – 2 mi