Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Awesome rock formation on Pedestal Rocks Trail. This view is from the base of the rock.

I love walking the Pedestal Rocks Trail in the Ozark National Forest. It has some of the most amazing natural features in Arkansas.

Pedestal Rocks Trail and the Kings Bluff Trail are in the Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area at the north end of Pope County (close to Newton County) on Highway 16 near the community of Pelsor.

Pedestal Rocks Trail is a 2.3-mile semi-loop hike that has some climbing, but it is not all that challenging. (See the full trail summary here.)

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Panoramic shot of pedestal rocks and bluff on Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest

There are a couple of great overlooks on the trail, but the real highlight are the erosion-made pedestal rock formations near and adjacent to the bluff lines at the south (lower) part of the trail.

One thing to be aware of is that you can only see the top of some of the pedestal rocks from the trail itself. To get a full view of some of them, you would need to (carefully) go a little off the trail.

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Overlook on Pedestal Rocks Trail (panoramic)

Caution: as always, be very careful around bluff lines.

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Overlook

I had a great hike there back on November 2. There was some nice fall color and great afternoon sunlight.

These are a few of the pics I took that afternoon. Check out the full-screen photo gallery below.

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
View from Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Panoramic shot of a bluff vista on the trail
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Arch Rock, Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest. This view is from slightly off the trail.
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Ozark National Forest

The next three shots of the pedestal rocks were all taken slightly off the trail. You can see the tops of the rocks depicted from the trail.

Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Cool pedestal rock formations.
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Panoramic shot of pedestal rocks and adjoining bluffs.
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Another shot of the awesome pedestal rock depicted in the photo at the top.
Pedestal Rocks Trail (Ozark Forest) Fall Pics photo
Some fall color on the Pedestal Rocks Trail
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