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The Ozark National Forest spans 1.2 million acres and is located predominantly in the Ozark mountains in northern Arkansas. Within this National Forest you can hike Mount Magazine, the tallest mountain in the Arkansas, or explore Blanchard Springs Caverns, a living underground cave. This scenic area administered by the Forest Service offers cabins atop White Rock or beside Lake Wedington, ample opportunities for wildlife viewing, picnics sites, hiking trails, scenic drives, diverse forests, and tons of recreational opportunities.

Awesome place, a must see if in Arkansas! Great views, kinda crowded even in the winter.

hiking
5 days ago

Went with my wife it was great the way up lol now that was fun.

Quiet, secluded, and beautiful. Very well marked and maintained in the Winter. Don't miss the detour to the view at Spy Rock, one of the prettiest around. If you're going to park near the trailhead be sure to bring $3 and a pen to fill out your day use tag and envelope.

Beautiful hike! Falls were frozen this January due to extremely cold temps. Parking is limited and there is a large drop off from the road to the parking area. Small cars beware!

Pretty easy hike with some impressive views at the end! Relative to other hikes around the area, it is a lot more crowded. We will be coming back to this one!

A steep hike down with not much to look at, but the bottom makes it worth it! We kept exploring further down the creek, and there is so much to see down there as well, if you have a few extra minutes. Then, of course, there is a steep, but not too long, hike back up to your car. The worst part of the hike was the parking! Unless you have a pick-up truck or a Jeep you will have some difficulty getting in/out of the side of the road.

We did this hike Dec. 27th and it was great! it was pretty cold but we stayed warm by adventuring around the falls. the hike to get to the falls is pretty straight forward and easy. once we got to the falls we hiked/climbed around the rocky areas. We aren't totally sure what was part of the trail and what wasn't, but we had a great time making it up as we went.

My girlfriend and I backpacked this trail in October and we both enjoyed it thoroughly. The leaves were only beginning to change colors but still, much to see. Our goal was to camp on top of Spy Rock so we reached the top after only a few hours of hiking. We crossed several dry creeks and found nowhere to replenish our water. However, we prepared for this and packed plenty of water as most of Arkansas is dry during that time of year. The trail is moderately inclined going to the top of the mountain. I would not say it was difficult. Once at the top we found a few great primitive campsites. The view was beautiful. A must see. We enjoyed plenty of time to relax at the top (bring a hammock) before cooking supper and turning in for the night. Sunrise from the top was spectacular and we broke camp after saying goodbye to another backpacker who also camped at the top. I can't remember if we hiked this loop clockwise or counterclockwise but we did see a few trickling waterfalls on our hike out. This was a short overnight trip but left us plenty of time to get done with Sunday chores once we were back home. I certainly recommend this hike.

Easy hike! Went the day after Christmas and it was not very busy. I would suggest starting before 2 or so.

The trail is horribly marked. I would not recommend it. There was a time where I had to walk down a stone path with drop-offs on both sides. I also had to walk down a very busy highway. I do not recommend doing this hike.

We walked about 3 miles in and then back (we had two kids and they got tired). . Good trail for young kids (5 and 7) with some slight climbs and some nice views of the hills and bluffs. Not the most scenic trail ever, but again, we didn’t go the entire way.

Good family trail. Very wide. We hiked with our two sons 2 1/2yrs and 4yrs. Going to the falls is all down hill but gradual down hill coming out is all up hill. Plenty of places to stop and and take a break if you need to. We hiked at the end of December and there was neat ice formations at the bottom of the falls. Follow the directions of other commenters to get there. The old log road 1140 is clearly marked and there is a place to park. No troubles getting there but it is about 9 miles down a dirt road. We are used to dirt roads and thought the road was manicured very well coming up the Green Mountain Road.

the trail starts on a dirt road. it is pretty steep but worth the hike to the end.

had great views however the road to get there was horrible. Suggest a truck or SUV to get down this road.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with a beautiful view

on Sam's Throne Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Lots to explore, beautiful area!

Lightly trafficked so it’s really quiet and enjoyable! Great climbing and views.

It was a beautiful trail. The drive in was pretty steep and def a few scary spots if you're afraid of heights. Make sure you've downloaded your maps because there will be no cell service for a very long time and be sure you've got plenty of gas and supplies not anything around for quite a while.

Went with my children over thanksgiving break. The trail was easy enough for them, ages 6 & 8. It was difficult to find the trailhead as it is not well marked at all. It was dry when we went so the waterfall was small, but the rocks were fun to climb on.

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