Indian Creek Trail

HARD 55 reviews
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Indian Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jasper, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles 762 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Indian Creek trail is known for the most accidents in the Buffalo River trail system. To reach the falls you must scramble through a rocky creek, at times wading through water or you must travel on the sheer edge of a high bluff, or a combination of the above. The reward is in the scenery .

24 days ago

Difficult and so worth it! This made me believe that I was supposed to be out there tackling trails on my own.

backpacking
1 month ago

Absolutely one the must see locations on the planet!

1 month ago

Very good hike loved it will go back

1 month ago

One of my favorites. This is a difficult climb, especially when it's wet. The lower portion is absolutely beautiful, even if you don't make the climb up to the eye near the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. The only scary part was getting up to the eye of the Needle but we left the red rope behind to make it a lil easier for others. We enjoyed it so much.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is a bit tricky to follow. If the water is low, you can just follow the creek. Takes the full day if you really explore it. You can also make your way to the top of the "eye of the needle" waterfall at the end if go around the left side.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and beautiful forested canyon area. I'd rate it as moderate when the creek is running low and ground is dry, but after a good rain I would call it a much more difficult hike and put it in the strenuous category. Some of the areas contain challenging obstacles when the creek is running high and ground is wet/muddy. Not a maintained trail through here so involves some route finding. Apparently the most injuries occur in here and after good rain I'd believe it.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail leads to The Eye of The Needle which is a whole way up in the bluffs that's over the little waterfall and pool. This trail mostly follows the creek and if you ever lose the trail on the side of the creek bed, just step down into the mostly dried up creek bed and hike your way back. Once you get to the end, there's are some sketchy ropes tied to trees sticking out of the steep rocky face on the right. I saw a few people traverse this portion to get a better look of the Eye of The Needle, but I wasn't brave enough to trust the ropes. Cool hike in the shade of lots of trees.

hiking
3 months ago

Very beautiful area! One of my favorites in the spring, great waterfall, and lush plant life!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail w 6 Boy Scouts age 12-16. We all loved this hike. Wasn't as bad as some of the reviews. Guess it depends on the rainfain when you go. Had been fairly wet in mid May when we went. The number of waterfalls on this trail are amazing. And the eye of the needle is worth the climb. We will most definitely be going back!!

4 months ago

5 months ago

Relatively tough (especially the last little bit to get from the waterfall up to eye of the needle) but well worth ir.

backpacking
5 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

The area was breathtaking. Lots of natural waterfalls and even if you don't visit the eye of the needle, the double waterfall at the "end" of the trail is beautiful! We hiked the upper trail in and low trail out. Both have their pros and cons. Watch out for the poison ivy and slick spots are out to get you on both trails. It was well worth the effort! A must-return trip.

hiking
6 months ago

it was a bit difficult but WELL worth it! beautiful

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

one of the most difficult, yet most rewarding hikes. Waterfalls are outstanding, especially if you can catch the Eye of the Needle running!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail can be confusing to follow at first but keep straight and follow the creek bed. The best time to go is spring. Very lush and green. The eye of the needle was dry but still very beautiful. If you expect to see the eye of the needle know you will be 4 point hiking (at some points using ropes to climb up) it's worth it. I would suggest going after a good rain!

7 months ago

My favorite Trail in the Boxley Valley. Springtime left everything so lush and green. Not a high traffic Trail so you won't have to deal with constantly stopping to let people pass. The trail is unmarked and hard to follow at times and you will cross the creek several times. Not a good trail for kids or pets. Parts of the trail are very slick and steep. Wear good shoes with good grip. The climb at the end to the eye of the needle is taxing, I wouldn't recommend trying it if the sight of it makes you uneasy. All in all a beautiful trail through a gorgeous Valley, you'll see many nice waterfalls and cascades.