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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.

So beautiful, especially once you get along the ridge there are huge boulders that are just sitting along the edge. Awesome scenery and gorgeous overlooks!

Gorgeous hike! Very rocky, make sure to wear safe shoes. All uphill going out so be prepared to get a good workout!

hiking
2 days ago

Take binos to see eagles.

Make sure to add time for exploring.

This turned out to be my favorite hike of our short trip. I'm generally a stickler for staying on the real trail, but we were in Jasper talking to a forest service ranger who told us that many people didn't know you could walk down to the stream early on and hike along it to the Glory Hole. so that's what we did. it was beautiful! There were lots of little cascades and interesting rocks along the way. Once you get to the Glory Hole itself, the stream the black, the water, and everything is just fantastic! Be sure to see it from above as well. Again, we had the place to ourselves, enjoyed our snacks, and thanked God for such a wonderful place.

I've been wanting to hike this for a long time and, while it was decent, it's not on my list to do again. The trail itself is nice, but nothing to write home about. When you get to a short, relatively steep descent across the little creek, you can go right which will go along the bluff or left (upstream) for a short period, then it will curve around parallel to the other trial and merge just before the Hawksbill Crag it you want an easier trail. Don't get me wrong, it was pretty nice: sticking out there all by itself. Take turns taking photos of each other. Standing on the crag itself, you don't even know your stocking out over the edge. Again, it's worth doing, but I liked other trails in the area much better.

Great quick hike with many scenic views

Amazing hike to a very scenic overlook of the Arkansas Ozarks! Great photo opportunities at the end :)

Great short, quick hike... after a big rain, several waterfalls for 3/4 of the entire trail.

Just a spot on the OHT, with a nice creek.

hiking
6 days ago

Very easy trail. Not marked very well. The best thing is the views. Just beautiful.

Excellent view of the majesty of the Arkansas Ozarks. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the state.

The owner appears to have no intentions of allowing people on her land anymore. Too bad. I just wish they could be upfront and not tell this tall tale about the mythical black bears to string people along season after season.

Awesome trail, make sure to take a right at the fork about 10 mins in. Just follow the trail and you will get there. coming out is all uphill but not to bad. Took us 40 mins to get out.

Love Love Love

Had the entire place to ourselves which is hard to get on a weekend. Beautiful as always!!

Great little spot to explore. Lots of water in the creek which made for a very cool place.

The actual falls were beautiful. The hike was more like a road and it had a convoy of Polaris type vehicles on it. The water was running and We had the falls to ourselves.

Great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery

Well marked, easy trail with some beautiful sights! Had lunch on the rocks by the falls on a gorgeous day. All up hill heading back, and my husband had to carry our little one on his shoulders some.

Heavy traffic and little parking. Best to go in the winter.

Short,relatively easy trail. We did this hike later in the afternoon and we were able to avoid the crowds. On the way out you are going down so coming back it is uphill. Had some good rain this week so the water was flowing good. A very scenic trail with various rock formations.

This is a very popular hike so be prepared to share it. With the weather being nice there was a large crowd out which making finding parking a little tougher. The hike itself was an easy hike and well worth the views, one you definitely want to take.

The two waterfalls are gorgeous following rains. The Redbud trees were blooming and that made the scenery spectacular , too.
The map does not show the route to the second waterfall. It is a bushwack to it, but someone has tied pink and orange ribbons along the way. We went in circles a bit, but I marked waypoints on my recording on 3/31/18 if you want to look at that map.

Great little hike. Definitely not a hard trail. I would say moderate at best.

Beautiful place! Easy (but rocky) trail. Many ledges and boulders for sitting near the water. Below the Falls, the water is a beautiful aqua color, and is deep enough for swimming in the summer.

This is one of my favorite places! Take a picnic and plan to spend most of the day. Work your way down to the bottom of the waterfall, and then climb down and explore the caves that wind around the bottom of the pedestal rocks trail. Very fun day out! Great for kids, too.

Trail was a little flooded, but still navigable. The falls were really running and it was worth the wet feet. Beautiful morning and had the falls to myself.

easy to follow, well kept and all around great trail!

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful hike!! Lots to explore!!!

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