Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hagarville, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles 611 feet Out & Back

camping

hiking

rock climbing

forest

river

waterfall

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Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail climbs the forested hillside to large sandstone bluffs then veers left along the base of the bluffs and ends at the spectacular wet weather 37' tall waterfall surrounded by house size boulders.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike! Took a bit to find trailhead though. It wasnt marked. Me and my 2 kids loved it though. Lots of caves and the grotto at the end was very cool!!

8 months ago

Awesome trail. Took three kids on it, 3,6,7 and they had fun. Pretty steep but great view!

hiking
8 months ago

Was a bit difficult to get around the boulder, but once through...beautiful must see place!

There was even some 'entertainment' coming back out as a couple were climbing on the bluffs!

hiking
9 months ago

We did this trail the same day that we did Haw Creek Falls and it was a really nice contrast.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike! Steep at the beginning, slippery leaves on the rocks so be careful when wet. Steep at the end but well worth it when you get to the grotto. Some of the most awesome rock bluffs to be seen and only about 15 to 20 miles from home. Every able bodied person should see it!

1 year ago

Amazing! There is a little forest walk and then you are greeted with gorgeous bluffs all the way to the falls. Little caves to crawl in as well. The waterfall is just breath taking! One of my all time favorites. Haw creek is a mile or so down the road (pack rat falls as well) as well

hiking
1 year ago

Could not have found trail without help from nearby campers.

hiking
1 year ago

Revisited with a group of friends. What a great way to welcome the new year - out in the woods. Short hike and not difficult. Tremendous reward for the little effort it take to get there. I was surprised to see the water flowing. It was worth the effort. Their is a small creek you cross as you start the trail. If it is flowing, then the water fall is.

hiking
2 years ago

Quite likely one of the top three areas I've been to in Arkansas. It's a somewhat difficult hike to begin with since it's uphill, but that's only for about 1/4th of a mile. The rest of the trail simply goes along the base of the rock climbing wall, so it's impossible to get lost. You will have to step on a few big rocks, but there's not a steep cliff below, so even if you lose your footing on a rock, you wont fall anywhere. The waterfall is amazing and is surrounded by bluffs. I went during a cooler May day and was the only person on the trail. I highly recommend to anyone.

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful Hike. Enjoyed the waterfall and the bluff line going to it! A bit steep if you have knee problems. Trail was very easy to follow. Short hike and well worth climb when water is running!!!

hiking
2 years ago

Pam's Grotto is a must visit. Hike along the bluffs and visit the waterfall. This is one waterfall I have never seen dry even in the summer.

hiking
3 years ago

Pam's Grotto is a fantastic waterfall surrounded by huge boulders. It is a great and special place and less than 1 mile off the road. We camped at Haw's creek NF campground. Also a special place with two other falls right there. Many miles of unbelievable trails and sites in just a few miles of here. Definately a destination. Remember it is a wet weather fall so visit late fall or early spring.