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etit Jean Mountain is a special place an unforgettable place known for the legend of Petit Jean, the story of a French girl who disguised herself as a boy and secretly accompanied her sweetheart, an early explorer, to the New World and to this mountain. Petit Jean State Park, Arkansass first state park, enhances this 300yearold legend with windswept views, enchanting woodlands laced with streams and wildflowers, and a spectacular waterfall calledCedar Falls. This park is a place where nature over time has formed sheer bluffs, Cedar Creek Canyon and the Seven Hollows, such distinctive features as Bear Cave, the Grotto and Natural Bridge, and whimsical formations we call Turtle Rocks and Carpet Rocks. Its a place where the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps endures in facilities mirroring the mountains rugged natural beauty. Come discover this legendary Arkansas state park called Petit Jean.

The “Eye of the Needle” is marvelous! Those gigantic rocks are just amazing!

Watch for the pictographs, theres a couple we saw. Tip: and they can be appreciated more in a photograph.

Treacherous, challenging esp after a rain but the destination was worth it! Dont forget to hike all the way to “behind” the waterfalls

Breathtaking view!

Love this trail....been going to it since I was a kid it’s always beautiful no matter what time of the year

hiking
24 days ago

The waterfall was worth it. Along with a 4 year old.

We love this trail! Easy to moderate. The views along the trail are beautiful.

Love this trail. So much to see on this trail- totally worth your time and effort.

Very beautiful. A lot of places where you will need to slide down some rocks to get to the trail. Must see the Grotto!

Hiked this for Thanksgiving. Most of the leaves had turned, but still some good leaf color on the trail. Lots to see, very diverse landscape.

Easy trail. The rocks are an amazing sight.

hiking
1 month ago

We love this area!! So neat to see!! Easy trail to follow and hike! The bluff drive around has amazing views too be sure to do that as well!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. I love exploring and seeing what the CCC had built in the past and continue to stand through the test of time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike to a wonderful 60ft waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Really beautiful hike with great things to explore. No overlooks, but satisfying and long enough to tire you out.

Love this trail. Found it on a sunny spring day with everything in bloom and the water roaring down the creek. A very nice day hike.

Beutiful!! Took about 6 hours with Seven Hollows. I agree with the other comments counterclockwise is definitely the way to take the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

The waterfall and pool at the end are definitely worth the trip. It wasn't too hard of a trail there were kids and a few able-bodied older people. The dog managed it fine. Be sure and drive to the overlook as well to get a birds-eye view.

Great trail. Took about 4 hours, not including a short stop at Mather’s Lodge for a break. Take the trail counterclockwise for a less steep climb.
Will definitely hit this one again.

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