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.

Falling Water Falls Video (Ozark Forest)

Falling Water Falls Video (Ozark Forest) photo
Falling Water Falls – Video Screen Shot

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.

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Getting to Falling Water Falls

For most people, to get there you should first head toward the community of Pelsor (or Sand Gap). It is in north Pope County at the intersections of Highways 7, 16, and 123. Continue reading Falling Water Falls Video (Ozark Forest)

Twin Falls/Triple Falls (Camp Orr) Video (Buffalo River)

Twin Falls/Triple Falls (Camp Orr) Video (Buffalo River) photo
Screen shot of video of Twin Falls (Triple Falls) at Camp Orr, Buffalo National River

Twin Falls (aka “Triple Falls”) at Camp Orr (Newton County) is an awesome waterfall. It should be on everyone’s short list of must-see places in the Buffalo National River.

Call it “Twin Falls” or “Triple Falls”

“Twin Falls” is the official name, but many people (including Tim Ernst) use the “Triple Falls” name because, during the wet season anyway, there are three distinct water flows.

Another reason for “Triple Falls” is to distinguish it from other falls with the “Twin” name such as those at Devil’s Den State Park and at the Richland Creek Wilderness.

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Getting to Twin Falls (Triple Falls) at Camp Orr

The simplest way to get to the falls is to drive to Camp Orr.
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Lonesome Hollow Falls (Ozark Forest)

Lonesome Hollow Falls (Ozark Forest) photo
Lonesome Hollow Falls (note person in picture for scale)

Lonesome Hollow Falls (Ozark National Forest, Newton County) is a great waterfall and probably deserves to be a more popular destination based on the beauty and relative ease of getting to it.

It’s a short simple drive and a really very accessible hike to a fantastic 47-foot waterfall amid a beautiful canyon.

Lonesome Hollow Falls (Ozark Forest) photo
The bluff line leads to Lonesome Hollow Falls

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Redding Loop/Spy Rock Trail (Ozark Forest) – 8 mi

Redding Loop/Spy Rock Trail (Ozark Forest) – 8 mi photo
View from Spy Rock, Ozark National Forest

The Redding Loop/Spy Rock hike is a great day hike on the south end of Morgan Mountain with some wonderfully scenic areas.

At about 8.2 miles and with a net elevation change of about 900 feet, it is also a challenging one.

The hike starts at the Redding Campground (Redding Recreation Area) by the Mulberry River in the Ozark National Forest (northeast Franklin County).

Redding Loop/Spy Rock Trail (Ozark Forest) – 8 mi photo
Redding Loop Trail on the initial spur that connects to Redding Campground.

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