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Best trails in Petit Jean State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Petit Jean State Park ranging from 1.2 to 4.4 miles and from 859 to 1,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Legend has it, Petit Jean was a French girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to accompany her explorer sweetheart to this region of the New World. At the park, you'll find beautiful open views, wildflowers, and woods. Cedar Falls is also a natural landmark here. Other popular features of the park: Bear Cave, the Grotto and Natural Bridge, and formations called Turtle Rocks and Carpet Rocks. ______ HOURS: *Interpretive programs are available year round upon request and are provided daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends in April, May, September and October. Visitor Center: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: May 24 - Aug. 3 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Apr., May, Aug., Sept. & Oct.: Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Lodge / Gift Shop: Open all year Sun. - Sat. 24 hours per day Lodge Pool: May 15 - Oct. 1 Sun. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Restaurant: Jan. 1 - Feb. 28: Sun. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mar. 1 - Nov. 30: Sun. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 1 - Dec. 31: Sun. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Christmas Day 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cabins: Available year-round Recreation Hall: Available April - October Campground / Picnic Area: Open all year Group Camp: Available year round Rent-a-Yurt: Available year round Boathouse: May 25 - Sept. 2 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pool: May 25 - Aug. 4 Sun. Sat. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. NOTE: Schedule may vary based on school openings and closings. Pool available for private parties. Tennis Courts: Open all year Courts are not lighted and close at sunset. Museum of Automobiles: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

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Map of trails in Petit Jean State Park
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Seven Hollows Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Seven Hollows Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrilton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#2 - Cedar Creek Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 37 m
Cedar Creek loop trail begins at a historic log cabin before descending to a scenic section of Cedar Creek above Cedar Falls. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the earlShow more
#3 - Rock House Cave and Lookout Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Rock House Cave Trail leads to a large rock shelter used by native Americans. It has Native American rock art, created over 500 years ago, if you can find it. The trail also has "turtle rocks" formatShow more
#4 - Bear Cave Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Bear Cave trail is a walk under, around, through and over gigantic sandstone boulders. The huge rocks form a number of rock shelters and narrow passageways. You can wander through these stone monolitShow more
#5 - Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Note: As of August 2020, sections of the Boy Scout Trail that run through the Cedar Creek Canyon are currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar CreShow more
#6 - Winthrop P. Rockefeller and Seven Hollows Loop
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 33 m
Winthrop P. Rockefeller and Seven Hollows Loop is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Adona, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#7 - CCC Hike & Bike Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This shaded trail connects Mather Lodge to the park campgrounds and is named in honor of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) who constructed Mather Lodge and built many structures that the trail pasShow more
#8 - Cedar Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Note: As of August 2020, the Cedar Falls Trail is currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar Creek was destroyed and so until it can be rebuilt theShow more
#9 - Petit Jean Canyon Trail [CLOSED]
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Update August 2020- The Canyon Trail is currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar Creek was destroyed - the trail will remain closed until it can Show more
#10 - Cedar Falls Overlook ADA walk [CLOSED]
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
Note: Users have reported that the bridge to the falls is out.Show more