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.

Native American Falls in Piney Creeks WMA (Ozark Forest)

Native American Falls in Piney Creeks WMA (Ozark Forest) photo
Native American Falls, Piney Creek WMA, Ozark National Forest

Native American Falls is a fantastic waterfall in some rugged country within the Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area in the Ozark National Forest in northwest Pope County.

The parking spot is easy to find and the falls is rugged to get to, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic 41-foot tall waterfall that cascades down the bluff and some beautiful scenery along the way.

Getting to Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area 

The trailhead is easy to find. It is .4 miles south of Pelsor (aka Sand Gap) on Highway 7. Pelsor is a small community 28 miles south of Jasper and 28 miles north of Dover on Highway 7.

There is a sign for the Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area on the west side of the highway. Park by the sign.

For approximate Google Maps directions to this area from your location, see this link.

Native American Falls in Piney Creeks WMA (Ozark Forest) photo
The sign for the Piney Creeks WMA is the parking spot to get to Native American Falls.
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Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi

Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi photo
Lower Eden Falls

The Lost Valley Trail is the most popular hiking trail in the Buffalo River area – and for good reason. It’s easy to get to, easy to hike, very family friendly, and has more “bang for your buck” than nearly any hike anywhere.

This is the first trail I hiked in Arkansas, and it is one of the many reasons I fell in love with the area. It has everything: a natural bridge, high bluffs, beautiful woods, moss-covered rocks, a fantastic waterfall, and even a cave (that also has a waterfall).

Lost Valley Trail and Eden Falls (Buffalo River) – 2 mi photo
Lost Valley Trail, Buffalo National River

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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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