Waterfall/Gum Springs Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vilonia, AR that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Waterfall trail ending at Gum Springs Developed by the CCC in the 1930's using only hand labor and mules, this trail passes the seasonal waterfall enroute from the Waterfall Overlook to Gum Springs. The trail is very steep, with many switchbacks and huge rock steps, some weighing 500 pounds.
Really pretty trail with a light waterfall that you can walk behind from the cliffs above. There are also small waterfalls along the creek that runs down the mountain along the trail. A bit of a view here and there off the mountain. The hike down is great and very easy, but the hike back up (to get back to the trailhead) is very strenuous, requiring breaks. Go during spring or fall when the water is going.