Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack

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Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mulberry, AR that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.6 miles 452 feet Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

scramble

Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack is three miles loop through a forested canyon with two waterfalls, one 63 ft. tall and one 16 ft. tall. The hike out of the canyon is a steep scramble out of the canyon floor. Also the bushwhack follows cascades and huge boulders along the creek as you work your way out of the canyon. You start by following an old road to the east, when it turns north you cross a small creek, (the first water fall is a short distance downstream). Next you continue on the old road as it now travels north, when it turns back east, leave the road and bushwhack to the 2nd drainage and travel down hill. You will encounter the second water fall. Follow the bluff line west a short distance and you can carefully work your way down the bluff. Once at the bottom you can follow the bottom of the bluff back east to the base of the waterfall. From there, follow the drainage down hill to where you come to another creek. From here, you can explore the creek down stream or you can cross the creek and scramble to the top of the hill to take you back to the old road. Once at the old road, turn back to your right and it should take you to the parking lot. GPS recommended.

5 days ago

it was fun and actually kinda easy. stayed for about 2 hours. views were amazing!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

amazing hike, easy in the front the back half(the good part) is much more challenging. great scenic overlooks, secret waterfall, and cold swimming hole!

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Not that difficult. Great swimming hole.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Good trek. Not for the faint hearted.

6 months ago

beautiful. nice waterfall.

6 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

It is a beautiful hike!! Get to see a lot of Gods work!!!

hiking
7 months ago

We kind of just followed the road and then hit one of the trails with a stone marker to follow it to one of the waterfalls. There was a whole lot more exploring that we could've done, but we were trying to beat the rain. Saw lots of camping areas. We took our 3 dogs and had to help them up a couple of times on high boulders. Also, it could be VERY easy to get lost, so we'll bring a compass next time! Overall, this definitely made a great adventure!

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Short little hike with picturesque overlooks and beautiful waterfalls.

camping
8 months ago

Wonderfully perfect! This is our first time camping on the bluffs overlooking the creek, that you can follow to the really big falls.

hiking
1 year ago

Very beautiful scenic area. We had a great time, but be prepared, as we got moderately lost. It's pretty easy to follow the creek bed to see the waterfalls (we used the trail guide from Tim Ernst's Arkansas Nature Lover's Guidebook,) but we got lost getting from Devil's Canyon Falls to the waterfall on the eastern side of the area. Luckily, we had a compass and just hiked south to where we knew the creek was.

Since we hiked on a warm day during winter, bushwhacking was not difficult due to low overgrowth, although the hike down into the canyon is steep and strenuous. Navigating the creek bed and various rocks can also be challenging.

In regards to accessing the area, we drove a 2000 Honda Accord, and the car's limits were tested, as the road was a little muddy. We ended up parking half way down the dirt access road in an area big enough for two cars (located just beyond where you take a right fork to avoid the private property gate.) The hike to the canyon area was an additional 0.5 miles down the road. It would also be feasible to park on the dirt road right off of 215 and hike in.

1 year ago

absolutely beautiful, definitely not kid friendly. drive a truck or an SUV the road in is really bad. we had to park on the side in a clearing and walk in. there is poison ivy everywhere!! so look out drink plenty of water and have a great hike.

1 year ago

*main (not min) and *looping (not looking. The easiest way to find it is to head north to fern from I 40 and then turn around and go back 1.4 miles to unmarked dirt road on right.

hiking
1 year ago

Love this area of Arkansas. It has its own personality. This trail has about everything you could want; trees, overlooks, bluffs, waterfalls, etc. There were a lot of Mosquitos and poison ivy! I highly recommend to turn around and leave the way you came in after seeing the min Devils canyon falls/area. I kept going and couldn't find any semblance of a trail after a while and ended up looking back to the top of the falls somehow! There is a trail up the left at the top of the main falls. Very shortly after, there is a spot where you can get into the canyon fairly easily if you're careful. You go down a bit and can go left or right. Right is better I learned on the way out! There is a trail there. Both falls are neat! I posted my pics too. Easy to find.

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2 years ago

MY favorite trail so far absolutely beautiful

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2 years ago