Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail

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Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sand Gap, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.4 miles 449 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

Arch & Pedestal Rocks, Caves Trail follows an unofficial trail and bushwhack from Richland Creek NF campgrounds to the bluffs deep in the wilderness that contain caves, an arch and Pedestal rocks. Waterfalls and cascades are passed on the way to the caves. The Bluffs containing the caves are about 1 mile past the twin falls. From Twin falls you cross the river below the falls, climb the steep hillside to the right, turn sharp left and cross back over the river above the falls and then follow the ridge line about 1 mile to the bluffs containing the caves. The twin falls you pass on the way are 17' and 19' tall that occur where two creeks merge into one. Richland Falls which is a side trail, is only 6' tall but is one hundred ft. wide. The trail is rugged and quite faint at times. Care must be exercised at the water crossings. The twin falls are fed by wet weather creeks and are best seen in the fall and spring seasons. On the way back their is a short spur that takes you to Richland creek falls.

One of my favorites! There is so much to see on and off the trail. Definitely worth the visit!

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11 days ago

Great Scenery.

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2 months ago

Awesome! God is so good.

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3 months ago

We loved the small caves under the trail! It is short enough that you will want to go on the other trail that is next to this one. The 2 of the trails together made for a great hike with beautiful waterfalls.

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3 months ago

I've been spoiled by usually being the only person on a trail on any day at any location. Imagine my shock and dismay when we pulled into a FULL parking lot at Pedestal Rocks scenic area! If you venture out here on a weekend, prepare yourself for noisy kids, women reeking of perfume, and shenanigans in the parking lot. But don't let this deter you because Pedestal Rocks is an amazing area.

The trail is easy to follow and not at all difficult. The views are breath-taking. Definitely take the opportunity to check out the base of the bluff. There are some fantastic caves and other rock features that should not be missed.

For all the warnings in Ernst's book and elsewhere regarding danger! everywhere! this area is perfectly safe for dogs and children, provided they are accompanied by a reasonably alert adult.

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5 months ago

An easy trail with a lot of great views. Be careful if you take the kids because there are lots of places to fall if they're not careful.

5 months ago

great trail to the overlooks.

6 months ago

This is my kids' favorite hike. Lots of variety to see along the way.

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6 months ago

Trail is narrow and the views are impressive, it's not the best views in the area.

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7 months ago

Great views, but the trail was very narrow, so snakes were a concern. Did like how we were the only ones on the trails, but spider webs were everywhere because of that. Like I said though, great views!