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hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful area!! Great place for a quick hike!!

One of my favorites. Easy, short hike in to the falls. Beautiful views. Gets pretty rocky and uneven close to the falls. The hike out is mostly uphill.

Great trail. Even has a cut through that reduces it by around two miles.

January is a great time to go. We passed only four hikers.

Beautiful place. With watchful eyes we’ll bring our grandchildren soon. Trail is excellent. We went on around below the bluff line beyond Glory Hole. This added not only distance but the bluff line has a lot to offer the eyes. Nothing to not like-even get to take our dog ❤️

Great views, great hike! Not a ideal hike if you’re afraid of heights like me!

The long trail is about 2.5 miles, including gravel paths, large stones, and pavement closer to the nature center. Nicely groomed, no trash on the trails. Canada geese, mallards, squirrels, and hawks were out. Not too stunning in the dead of winter, but good views of the river and some streams. Sure to be much prettier with more foliage. Lots of people out on a nice day, but not too crowded.

Beautiful hike. Will do this one again. Only a couple steep areas and a few water crossings after rains.

This is a challenging but fun trail. Lots of great scenic view points. Great for the whole family. Very pet friendly.

This trail was the high light of our weekend, the hawksbill crag at the end was well worth the walk and the views are simple breathtaking, BUT there are some minor set backs, there was probably 40 - 60 cars in the parking lot which meant the trail was gonna be busy, so kinda crowded for when we went, also the county road into the trailhead is nearly 6 miles of very steep gravel road, please don't have any trouble with your brakes on your vehicle because it could lead to an interesting ride down on the way out, all and all great trail and worth the drive

This was our first time hiking in the Ozarks and it was amazing, use the map on this site to get there because the parking is right on the side of the road, very limited maybe 8-10 cars which I thought would have been a lot of people but not crowded, there had been plenty of rain the days before our hike so the creeks were flowing and main attraction at the end was beautiful, plenty of above and below pics, the walk out is challenging but not to aggressive, well worth the drive

The trail and falls are great. One of the most heavily trafficked trails we've been on (65 and sunny on a Saturday in January), and a lot of really poor trail etiquette (smoking, dirt bikes). We will be back on less ideal conditions!

we had a ton of fun. loved the natural photo backdrops

I love this trail. It’s very trafficked, but it’s still a good trail, especially for kids or beginners. I almost always see multiple types of wildlife, including deer. There’s multiple different trails, so you can choose your difficulty.

Easy, beautiful, calming.

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through perseverance.”

I LOVED this hike and the miraculous feature waiting at the end of it. It was the perfect metaphor for a New Year’s Day hike when your resolution includes perseverance, tenacity and gumption.

If you like to use a stick to cross water I advise you to bring it. I left mine in the car and wished I had it.

We were there after a heavy rain and it was flowing incredibly well as were the feeder streams.

Wonderful moderate hike.

Fun and beautiful trail

We began our new year (2019) hiking a few trails in Newton County, AR. The area had recently had rain, so the falls and streams were beautiful. Glory Hole was absolutely stunning with the water flowing like it was. We will be back.

This was a great hike!! The trail markers are fantastic. Save your lunch break until you get to the small waterfall about 4 miles in. I will definitely do this Trail again.

21 days ago

Not much of a hike but still nice. The castle is very cool and will visit again.

trail running
22 days ago

Nice trail for running. Pretty scenery...hills, creeks, lake view, meadows.

Well Worth the messy wet hike!

Really beautiful! Nice, easy downhill to the falls.

Says it’s closed, but if you park at the part where the road is closed it’s a .4 mile walk to the trailhead, and the trail is smooth sailing. Worth it for the view!

very beautiful hike

hiking
28 days ago

Fun trail. Bit narrow with traffic going both ways but overall fun.

It was pretty muddy the the day we went. But beautiful scenery.

Lost Valley is temporarily closed for construction til first of March 2019. check Buffalo River's website before going.

Probably the best short dayhike in the Ozarks. Pretty easy with a rewarding view at the end. The road going up is no joke though. Surprised how rough the road is for how popular the crag is.

Nice trail, easy to follow. Being it is a Monday there were only a few others on the trail. It's an easy trail with some elevation gain but nothing steep. My watch said 4 miles in 1 hr 21 minutes. Was lucky enough to see deer so that made me feel a little more out in nature. This trail is in town so if you are looking for complete peace from noise this may not be for you. Though very peaceful there were parts where you can hear people as there are homes close and you do hear some traffic at the front part of the trail as you are not that far off of 49. But still if you are looking for a hike that isn't a long drive you have one right here. If you are taking small children keep an eye on them as there are a couple spots where if they get off trail there could be quite the fall.

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