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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.

Great trip! The hike out might be challenging to some but it is well worth it!

Go all the way to the park lodge and walk around back on the left side of the lodge past the pool. The trail head is marked there and very visible. Trail is easy to follow and not super long. Waterfall is awesome! Went on a Wednesday afternoon and saw about 15 people during the hike.

a pretty easy hike with pretty overlooks. climbing to the top is where the best view is.

on Bear Cave Trail

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14 days ago

Fun trail for us and our 10 year-old.

on Seven Hollows Trail

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14 days ago

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14 days ago

on Cedar Falls Trail

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14 days ago

Spent the whole day exploring Petit Jean and this was by far our favorite spot. We could've sat by the waterfall all afternoon. Not a hard hike, but it's a little bit of a trip coming back up lol. Wonderful and well worth it! We even braved the high water (from recent rainfall) to go behind the waterfall. Just amazing.

on Cedar Creek Trail

18 days ago

Great beautiful trail!!

18 days ago

Great trail!

on Cedar Falls Trail

19 days ago

Hiked this trail today. Went early and it was not crowded at all. Very beautiful. Took a 8 and 10 year old and they did great! The hike back out is tough. Well worth the trip.

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24 days ago

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24 days ago

Beautiful falls and so much to see. Towards the end in your way back is difficult if you aren't used to steep hiking. So worth it though!

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24 days ago

Beautiful and always seems like our first time everytime we go. Going back at the end is pretty heavily trafficked and a bit difficult if you aren't used to it.

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26 days ago

I loved this trail!!! Very pretty when you get to the falls:):)