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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.

20 hours ago

So here's the thing. If there has been enough rain to make the falls strong, the trail will be very slick. If the trail is good and dry, well, you probably won't be impressed by the falls. Definitely best after a 2-3 day spell of rain. Oh, if you can't find the falls? Try following the flowing water. You might turn back too soon, but you durn sure won't go past and not notice.

Thank you, Tim and Pam Ernst, for bringing this wonderful place to our attention. Not totally sure I'd have shared it, myself.

Great trail with great views! Have to watch for the markings to get to the second waterfall, but overall an easy trail!

Love this place! Can’t wait to go back!

Excellent view! The drive up to the cliff may take around 20-25 because the gravel road.

walking
9 days ago

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

hiking
10 days ago

Wonderful hiking place. On the way to Whitaker point, there are lot of view spots.

backpacking
11 days ago

One of my favorite trails in Arkansas. We started at Cripple Turkey on December 1st and ended at Allison on December 2. A lot of waterfalls and bluff outcroppings. I would definitely do this one again. The scenery was amazing.

The attached map does not show you the bushwacking route to get to the different waterfalls. The waterfalls are nice. im sure there is any easier way to get to all the landmark sites. I would allow yourself plenty of time to find your way to all the waterfalls and to finish the loop. It's a rugged good time if you dont know your way around.

Beautiful hike and wonderful waterfalls

amazing. right after a storm and there were three falls going. the Twins to the left and another smaller but very pretty one to the right.

Nice woodland trail, some interesting limestone formations, but lacks long range vistas of some of the other OHT sections. OHT is very popular with trail runners, lightly traffic'd and classic forest path.

My absolute favorite. The view was amazing. The road was rough wish we had a 4 wheel drive would hate to even think of trying it after a rain. Once you reach the parking area you will be glad you came

The campground here an parking was a very clean an nice place. The hike to the falls was easy as soon as you figured out where to begin. They are doing some logging above the trails an the flagging is for them. Park an walk towards camping spot 14 and you will be at the beginning of the trail.

I’m going to echo what Destiny said about the drive up to the trailhead. I did not expect the drive there and back to be so difficult on my car. It is narrow, there are no lights and the incline is high. After that drive, I’m now thinking about buying a Toyota 4Runner. I rated it a 3 because of the drive. Unfortunately although the views are amazing, I don’t think I’ll come back because of the drive. Past that, it is a very easy hike. We hiked Hemmed-in-Hollow right before Whitaker Point. It was nice. It took us 1.5 hours RT. We stopped to take pictures, of course. It is a very easy trail to follow. No complaints. Amazing views.

My 1st hike and it was AMAZING!!!! A must see and you will return.

scenic driving
19 days ago

Beautiful!!

One of my favorite hikes within a 4 hour radius. It’s amazing. Easy for kids, easy for adults, the switchbacks heading back out of the ravine towards the parking lot can be rough on the littles and the out of shape but there are just a couple so it’s not a big deal. I would definitely not want to be out there after dark, so watch your clock during the winter months and leave enough time to get back to car. Several creek crossings, a waterfall, lots of opportunity for kids to scramble, and incredibly views once you hit the bluff line. The edge is sheer once you pass the waterfall so I don’t know if I would bring kids unless they can mind very well. My 8 year old did ok but he’s used to it. An incredible view of the ozarks. It will be a yearly trip now. One thing to note. The drive up was horrendous in my civic. Next time I will be borrowing a 4x4. Incredibly steep county road. Made the 11% graded highway look flat. Happy trails !

Got to trailhead right at sunrise. Five cars all ready there. First mile just a walk in the woods. Next half mile had cliffs to look off, quite a few rocks to get unique photos. The crag was cool..got some great pics..although at sunrise there is quite a glare. Nice area , but we had driven 1.5 hours to get there...wouldn't do that again...just not enough character. 2 hour hike...3 hour drive all together..

This trail is so beautiful! It was our second visit to these trails. We were here back in the summer and I have to say the fall is a much better time to come. The rock formations are amazing! Be sure that you go down below and explore the caves near the pedestal rocks. They are so cool! I would like to see the forestry department field on the trail around the base of these two trails. There is just so much to see. There was lots of water flowing today. I definitely recommend these trails!

Loved it! Easy hike. Kids had a great time!

Short hike to a beautiful overlook!

Been here several times. Love it every time

Very easy. Great for littles. Nice place to cool off

Nice short hike with the family. Had the place all to ourselves. Very peaceful.

backpacking
28 days ago

Loved this trail. I hiked from Barkshed to Allison and was impressed by the scenery. Massive bluffs, rock outcroppings and formations much like you would see along the Buffalo River, only on a slightly smaller scale. Ended up camping at a great spot by a big bluff and possibly the smallest waterfall on Earth about 1.5 miles from Blanchard. I got a shuttle from Sylamore Creek Camp which works great just note they are located one mile from the trailhead. I would also add this is possibly the best marked trail I’ve been on.

Not much parking so get there early! Views are amazing.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice easy trail. Road up to the trail turns to gravel. Coming from Mulberry the gravel road was shorter and you could take any vehicle up it. Coming from Mountainburg the gravel road is significantly longer and a little less even but I had no issues with my Edge AWD. If you are afraid of heights this trail might not be for you as you walk along the edge with some significant drops. Great views! This will be on my list to do next fall when the colors pop.

Loved this cave!!

We enjoyed the hike and scenery.

Moderate trail with an awesome view at the end

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