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.

No blue hole :(

hiking
2 days ago

My wife and I along with our dog hiked this trail following hiking the Seven Hollows Trail. We were so glad we decided to continue onto this trail - lots of beautiful views and crossings of cedar creek. This trail was short in distance but was more rigorous than the Seven Hollows Trail. Don’t miss Stouts Point scenic overlook on your way out of the park.

This trail was very busy, lots of leashed dogs, but totally worth it and all very courteous hikers.

hiking
9 days ago

The trail was rewarding especially when you get to see a beautiful waterfall. It was a lot of fun!

Very nice, short easy trail. Good alternative to Cedar Falls trail. Very little foot traffic. A few interesting rock formations and nice river streams. A hidden gem at Petit Jean.

Nice trail. Better after a heavy rain.

hiking
15 days ago

Absolutely stunning , crisp morning air a perfect day for hiking Nov. 3 2018

hiking
29 days ago

Cedar Creek Trail self guiding trail. very nice easy trail to walk along multiple small water falls and 2 bridge crossings. Me, my wife and daughter and 3 dogs walked this Oct 20th. nice day.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and both dogs started out from campsite with the thought of walking around campground. We saw the paved ccc/bike trail and struck on a morning walk. Stopped at Cedar Falls overlook with a quick look at falls running. Easy smooth hike to end and back to campground making a our short walk about 4 miles. Great place to be in cool weather.

we went in the evening, trail had very few people on it. it was a beautiful sight. can't wait to return to stay at the lodge and adventure out on more trails.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike! So many beautiful rocks! There’s also a lot of areas where there is running water. Some water cascading over rocks. We took our puppy for her first hike here. It was the perfect first hike. She learned how to climb over rocks and get into the water! It was the perfect length. The only thing I didn’t love was that we parked in the wrong area (there’s two areas that get to the trail so much easier!). So if you use apple maps, just go a little further than it tells you to and park at the Pioneer cabin!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very easy hike with a real nice stream. Very easy. One of my favorite short hikes

Just a really nice rewarding hike. All around good

Fun, short trail. Great for kids or those not in the best of shape. Lots of large rocks to climb on and look around.

hiking
1 month ago

This was by far the best hike I have ever completed. We don’t have much hiking near my home (Memphis, TN) so this was an incredible find for me and my friend. The hike back up the switchbacks was tough, but we were expecting it. I would highly recommend pushing yourself further to make it around to the backside of the waterfall. I can’t wait to do this hike again next year!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was amazing! It was a little scary starting out because it’s downhill on rocks and they were slick. I’m also afraid of heights a bit ! Climbing those same rocks on the way back was taxing. It was a humid day and around 80 degrees but thankfully cloudy. The hike is absolutely worth it..the falls were flowing on our hike. You can check the falls at the overlook if you would rather not be disappointed with the falls. I’ve read depending on rain it can be just a trickle. This hike is only 2 miles but harder than 4.5. Mile seven hollows which is also a cool hike. Our dogs loved both and handled both great!

We are in our mid 60s and after a day of rain this was a little challenging . Made it half way down the rocky inclines and decided to turn around . It was beautiful . Our children who had a 2 year old and a 8 wks old easily treaked them down the slippery slopes . Later we found their was a lookout point over the waterfalls down the road a bit . I think it would have been more maneuverable when not wet .It was a beautiful . Lots of dogs on leashes .

We only did the short trail to rock house cave. Easy hike from the trailhead. Very cool cave like area.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, with a couple of different access points.

hiking
1 month ago

Went after a couple of days of rain, the rocks were slippery and there was water covering a good portion of the trail.

Loved this trail! Plenty of great scenery, well maintained and marked trails. Great trail to just relax and take your time on!

Great hike and probably pretty challenging for beginners. The falls are worth it though!

2 months ago

It took me a little to realizes that to get to the canyon trail I had to start on the cedar falls trail. I wish at the beginning of the cedar falls trail they would have also mentioned the canyon trail. The trail was peaceful to me because it ran along the cedar creek the whole time and I could hear the water. I only saw two other people the whole time when I did this trail.

It is really neat to see Native American pictographs that are on the Cave ceiling. Most of the time we see history in museums. It is nice to see some history in nature too.

This is a fun trail is you want to do some free style climbing on these rocks. The photo I submitted is a picture of steps carved into the rocks to help with free style climbing.

I have done this trail several times. It is really easy going down, but a little strenuous on the way back up.

Rock climbing and exploring!

LEGENDARY hike! Running trails, waterfalls, bridges, rock climbing, exploring... Its got it all!

Great hike! Beautiful, following stream and end at waterfall. I would say it's between easy and moderate for a seasoned hiker. Lots of rocks so watch your footing. Total round trip time was 1 hour.

Enjoyed looking for petroglyphs in the cave.

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