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I would recommend this trail, plenty of water along the trail and several good swimming holes. There was multiple water crossings so be prepared for that.

backpacking
3 days ago

It was a beautiful hike with the fall foliage at or near its peak. Being that this was our first hike, we feel like we did well for our age. I would recommend hiking poles for the descent going down the step grade. Our knees differently felt the effects of the steep grade. We brought a lunch and blanket for a bite to eat and a break at the base of falls. Don’t expect much water coming over the falls. Even with the rain a few days earlier, there wasn’t much water running. Still a beautiful view with the shear limestone walls rising out of the tranquil valley.

Awesome trail! Take your time, pack some snacks, and make a day of it.

Wonderful First Day hike! Or anytime of year!

Awesome trail amazing views

Fabulous day breathing fresh air and hiking with the family. A little wet and muddy but worth it!

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail. There was a nice waterfall at the end and a tiny cave.

Great trail. Plenty to see. Restrooms at around the half-way point are a plus. Nicely maintained. We hike a lot. Don’t pass this one by.

Definitely not a hard trail. Gorgeous around the lake with lots of benches and views. Easy for kids too.

backpacking
11 days ago

Excellent tail, not for beginners! Don’t forget your water shoes, and have fun.

hiking
12 days ago

I brought a first timer out here on new year weekend. She ended up loving it and now we are planning our second trip. We posted a video of our experience here if you want to get an idea of what the trail looks like https://youtu.be/B2vhT4QxFjE

hiking
14 days ago

I did this trail as part of a first day hike. This was a really well maintained trail. Marking were easy to follow. There was quite a bit of rocky terrain and some ups and downs but overall not too bad. Still a fairly easy hike. The views of lake Ouachita are beautiful. The latter part of the hike you get to see the forest covered in moss. Very pretty.

Falls were great, whole trail a special scenic area.

hiking
15 days ago

Really great out and back with a lot of delightful places to stop and enjoy cascading water. Near the waterfall, it was a bit slippery, and the way back is uphill, but the trail is well maintained. If you can, time a trip here after a good rain so you can catch the waterfall.

Easy hike for experienced hikers. We started at the falls and went south. Due to a storm that went through the day before, the falls were roaring with run-off. This made the first river crossing about 1.6 miles down impassable. We ran into a solo though hiker that back tracked about 0.25 miles and found a spot to cross. The water went up to his knees. Our group had younger children so we decided not to cross.

hiking
16 days ago

I hiked clockwise. First 1/2 mile very steep, after that pretty mild. A couple of views, other wise simple hike.

Hard trail, very slippery in spots but well worth the trip if your prepared! Bring water and snacks!

hiking
17 days ago

went in the early afternoon end of December and views and little waterfalls are amazing!! cant wait to see this place when it's hot with leaves!! this one is a must. pretty easy even with our dog.

hiking
19 days ago

Great trail! Beautiful views. Pretty well marked, just follow the yellow arrows in the trees and yellow paint markings.

backpacking
20 days ago

This is an absolutely stunning backpacking trail. We did this in two nights. We camped out at the Eagle Rock Vista and it was gorgeous. I'd consider this a fairly easy trail so as long as you are prepared. I had a 35 lb pack and my wife had a 25 lb pack. We definitely WAY overpacked, but it was our first trip and we had done it during November. Loved every bit of it.

Very pretty, several waterfalls.

hiking
23 days ago

Took my son to the Ouachita National Forest to do the Eagle Rock Loop trial this weekend. Beautiful trail with a little bit of everything. It was a memorable experience to say the least. Hiking, cooking, singing haha. The River crossings ending up being our down fall with river getting his boots soaked the first 0.5 miles in to our hike. Then again the next day 3 miles in. I could have picked an easier trail to take my son on for sure my fault... All in all we had such a great time neither of us will ever forget. I’ll be back to complete this 28.2 mile trail soon though. We Posted a video of it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5FNAX9-vo

on Falls Branch Trail

hiking
23 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed the hike. The trail was fairly easy and scenic, with exception to a couple spots you need to be careful.

backpacking
28 days ago

This loop has it all. Scenic views, hardwood Forrest, river, gorges, swimming holes, waterfall, ancient sea floor rock formations, water sources, a cemetery...yadda yadda yadda...with plenty of developed backcountry sites to overnight. Water crossings vary, each trip has been a little different. Be prepared. It’s a nice 2, even 3 day hike. Last trip I didn’t see another soul until I reached the Winding Stair Trail which had some leaf peepers.

Great hike. Little mix of everything. Water crossing were chilly, glad we removed the shoes each time - not worth slugging along in wet one for this trail

Very scenic. Pretty well marked over all. Watch out for 1.4 miles one-way off shoot in the NW corner

walking
1 month ago

Went their dec 5 was a good hammock day to be in the trees with a beautiful view.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail!!

hiking
1 month ago

It is a beautiful hike but you have to be careful because it’s mostly all rock. It has great scenery if you stop and look. I would say it’s hard for beginners that’s not use to hiking. I’ve done it twice.

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