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The road to get to the trailhead is rough and parking is limited but for the sights you encounter on this trail those are a small price to pay. Shining example of what the Natural State has to offer.

hiking
1 day ago

Maybe because my expectations weren't high but I ended up loving this trail. It has a beautiful natural bridge, waterfall and cave. Would return in a heartbeat.

great trail after a big rain, don’t skip the grotto it’s an extra .25 off the main trail

some big slick rocks but all in all a pretty easy trail if you take your time, I stopped several times and still finished right under 4 hours and I’m pretty slow

It rained during the entire hike but was pleasantly surprised how well the trees over the trail kept most of the rain from getting on us. Great trail for kids and adults, just wish the dirt road to the trail weren’t so bumpy/rocky and long!

Stunning stunning stunning! The views are worth it! Not kid friendly near the point. Little streams along the way that had some water flowing. A great hike!

hiking
5 days ago

We hiked up to the top of Eden Falls and ventured into cave! If you want to crawl into the cave, bring a head lamp. There wasn’t much water flowing out which kept us dry. There is a spot where you have to crawl/get very low. If you are able, do it! The cave and hike to it, are not kid friendly. The hike to Eden Falls is kid friendly. The trail has been washed out in some spots but still very easily accessible.

Great trail, even before you get to the stunning views. Rocky and moderately taxing, but nothing crazy.

I recommend that everyone rides this trail. It's such a calming and relaxing bike ride. Very easy kids shouldn't have a problem.

Spectacular views after easy hike. We did not have kids but definitely recommend keeping close eye on them when on bluffs. Did see some kids rock climbing on our hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome views wish it wasn’t raining, but worth the trip

Fun over nighter!

mountain biking
10 days ago

This trail was poorly marked. We spent more time pushing our mountain bike then riding them. The rocks were very loose and there were alot. Not kid friendly for bike riding. They need to do more maintenance on it.

Super short. Amazing views.

Enjoyed this trail. Wish it hadn’t been foggy. The views would have been beautiful otherwise. Be sure to bring 3 dollars with you to use the trail.

13 days ago

really enjoyed

I’ve been hiking Arkansas for a long time and this is one of the best summit views in the state. So glad I decided to try this trail on the way from Oklahoma City to Little Rock. I have always hiked the ouachita mountains because they’re closer to Dfw, but I finally got my ozark mountain hike in and it didn’t disappoint. Pinnacle Mountain is the only hiking spot in Arkansas where I’ve seen a comparable degree window of views, much quieter here. The enchanted forest tag from earlier reviews is spot on. Drive up- the main road off of ST 215 was closed so I had to take a little longer route. I was in an suv with 4 wheel drive and it only took 30 minutes on the gravel portion, and that is the long way. The main road in is being refurbished, it looks like it’ll be really nice when open. I had no problems on the roads, as far as gravel roads go, these were pretty good, maybe not in the rain...just FYI if you’re driving a car, a corolla was coming in as I was leaving so cars can make it, be careful because there are some rock bulges every now and then, not bad overall and well worth it for this gem.

hiking
14 days ago

Was worried it would be hard to find, but GPS took us right there - it did called the gravel road off of Highway 21 County Road 5, but it appeared to be marked 9560. Lots of great reviews here that helped assure us we were going the right way. Also was worried from many reviews that it would be super busy and there would be no where to park on a nice, fall, Saturday afternoon. We were able to park right near the trail head though and had all the pictures we wanted at the crag within about 15 minutes. Overall the trail is pretty easy to follow. I agree with moderate difficulty rating, hardest part is the end coming back to the parking area. Waterfalls weren’t really much to see to right now - maybe another time of year would be better.

I am sharing this even though quite embarrassing in hopes someone else does not make the same mistake I did. The trail head is on the opposite of the road from the bulletin board. I wandered around the incorrect side for about 1.5 hrs convinced I saw not just 1 but 2 separate trails on the side of the road with bulletin board. The good news is due to that I got out to the crag much later and the rain had stopped allowing for much better views.

nature trips
16 days ago

We were very pleased with this trail. It starts out so simple but there is so much to enjoy all along the way. We took more pictures on this one trail than we have two whole days being in the Ozarks! Even with all of the people that we saw, and barely any water in Eden Falls, it was still our favorite! Take a flashlight so you can enjoy the cave at the end.

I loved this trail. Clearly marked... Provides great views... Easy enough, but not boring at all. If you are going on a nice day I would recommend getting a very early start, so you are not sharing the point with a lot of people. Because it is short with it big pay off it does get busy. Not that that is a bad thing, but it makes it hard to get photos.

The only down side to the trail was getting the the trail head. The road leading to it is gravel, and somewhat steep at the beginning of it. It does level out a bit, but that first part can be hard for certain vehicles to climb.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail very well marked lots to see.

hiking
18 days ago

Very underrated trail. Enjoyed this so much more than centerpoint to goat trail. Something to see and explore all along the way. Would be great for kids. Beware of snakes. Almost stepped on a copperhead in the first mile.

Trail provides incredible photo ops. Trail is difficult at times due to uneven ground. A few steep climbs but overall doable for beginner’s.

Great trail. A couple of cool caves and waterfalls, probably awesome after adequate rainfall but still cool today nevertheless.

Great hike. The crag itself is iconic, but the views of the Buffalo Valley are spectacular. Just be prepared for a long, rocky drive up to the trailhead.

We only did the short trail to rock house cave. Easy hike from the trailhead. Very cool cave like area.

hiking
21 days ago

Very cool trail. Nice mix of flat land, rocky areas, a waterfall, and a little opportunity for climbing thrown in. Crosses several beautiful streams. Maybe moderate due to the distance but not a hard hike at all. The grotto is cool and the natural bridge is beautiful. With the hike to the grotto we clocked 5 miles in 2.5 hours. Our dogs loved it and so did we. Might be tough for kids due to the distance. Lots of beautiful scenery!

on Sam's Throne Trail

23 days ago

Nice hike with amazing views.

Such a beautiful trail!

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