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etit Jean Mountain is a special place an unforgettable place known for the legend of Petit Jean, the story of a French girl who disguised herself as a boy and secretly accompanied her sweetheart, an early explorer, to the New World and to this mountain. Petit Jean State Park, Arkansass first state park, enhances this 300yearold legend with windswept views, enchanting woodlands laced with streams and wildflowers, and a spectacular waterfall calledCedar Falls. This park is a place where nature over time has formed sheer bluffs, Cedar Creek Canyon and the Seven Hollows, such distinctive features as Bear Cave, the Grotto and Natural Bridge, and whimsical formations we call Turtle Rocks and Carpet Rocks. Its a place where the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps endures in facilities mirroring the mountains rugged natural beauty. Come discover this legendary Arkansas state park called Petit Jean.

hiking
19 days ago

Hubby and I did Cedar Falls, Canyon, BSA off Canyon to Seven Hollows but then up to lodge on BSA instead of following Seven Hollows.
Beautiful! Canyon less traffic than Cedar Falls so more enjoyable.

hiking
19 days ago

Crowded but nice trail. We used this as a start of an improvised trail. Recommend following up with the Canyon section, less crowded.

Did this trail about a week ago with a 2 and 5 yr old. This is a family favorite as we pack food for a picnic. Heavy traffic, saw around 100 people on this trail today so it made it hard to stop and fully enjoy.

Great trail fairly short and easy lots of nice spots to stop and take pictures.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice and easy in and out trail! Caves were very enjoyable.

hiking
28 days ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful scenery! Kid friendly.

Beautiful rock formations. Amazing!

It's prettier if you go after a rain. I went around 7 am and had brunch at the waterfall. It was not over crowded at this time.

Pretty trail on the easy side of moderate. Some rock steps, but short and well-maintained. There is a cave on this trail that one could climb into without much trouble, if wearing the right clothes. 3.5/5

Did this Ranger guided hike and really enjoyed. They were able to point out cave drawings that I would not have noticed on my own. The "turtle rocks" in the glade area were also very cool. Would definitely do this one again.

Beautiful trail, but the crowds ruin this one. Can't get away from the smell of others cigarettes and the smell of alcohol along the entire trail. Even in the rare moments when we weren't near anyone on the trail, you could still smell cigarette smoke. The actual Cedar Falls was over crowded with plenty of drunk people. I had my kids with me and wish they hadn't experienced that. Will not do this trail again and would not recommend it, especially on the weekend. Maybe it would be better on a weekday.

hiking
2 months ago