Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Petit Jean State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail, beautiful forested trail along Creek. , lots of big rocks and spectacular waterfall in natural rock amphitheater. Definitely worth the hike and mid-May was perfect time to see the falls at their best.

it was good going down the trail through the lodge. but coming up it almost killed me.

hiking
15 days ago

A great hike with amazing scenery

I couldn’t really see any of the Indian writings, but the trial was very nice.

hiking
15 days ago

It was a very busy trial, try to avoid during the weekends. Had a beautiful waterfall though!

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful trail in the park. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the views!

hiking
18 days ago

Getting to the falls is a beautiful stroll. Hanging out among the falls and trees are magical and a great green rest. The last 500 ft back up at the end of the trail is the hardest part.

Great trail! Definitely worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail. The 95 ft waterfall puts an exclamation point on the hike.

Very scenic!

The way back up is pretty tough but the view is well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great afternoon hike for the family.

Nice scenic short hike

Short easy, enjoy the petroglyphs

Great hike

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike even with 4 kids 10,8,4&4. Be sure to wear good shoes as the first part is steep with a lot of rocks. water in spring time made for slick rocks it where easy work for active kids

Amazing waterfall is always running and beautiful hike! Recommended!

hiking
2 months ago

We loved this trail! We went in the winter so we had the whole trail to ourselves and the waterfall was beautiful! You hike down to the waterfall, so the most strenuous part is the hike back. We will definitely go again!

Beautiful falls but a lot of people after the rains.

hiking
2 months ago

its pretty cool standing between gigantic sandstone boulders!

short and sweet trail!

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

hiking
3 months ago

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
3 months 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.

Easy trail. The rocks are an amazing sight.

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