Explore the most popular Trail Running 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.

Beautiful scenery! Variety of terrains. We loved it!

on Cedar Falls Trail

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rocky
14 hours ago

My best friend and I hiked this yesterday and it was really run. A lot of rocks and a few slippery places. There's a bridge that has a max limit of 2 people at a time. There's not a sign telling you that on the way down but there's a sign on the way back. The waterfall is breathtaking. Luckly we've had a lot of rain lately, even sprinkled some while hiking, so the waterfall was full.

This was about as long of a trail as we could do with 4 kids 11-4 but we did it in about 4 hours. It was incredible and one of the best highlights was the grotto. Must do while at petit jean for sure.

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rocky
5 days ago

Amazing views. Well kept trail!

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5 days ago

This trail was gorgeous from start to finish. Don’t miss The Grotto or The Natural Bridge. 10/10. Can’t wait to come back.

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5 days ago

Truly beautiful trail. We took 4 kids from 11-4 and never missed a beat. Don’t let the sign scare you off The view is absolutely worth it.

Fun but short hike. Very nice waterfall.

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muddy
rocky
5 days ago

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11 days ago

Beautiful hike!

Second time coming to see, brought kiddos this time. They loved

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rocky
21 days ago

beautiful!! very interesting!

beautiful trail! must see!

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27 days ago

I’ll mirror what someone else said, “it is worth the climb back up”!! You won’t be disappointed for the payoff is spectacular.

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rocky
1 month ago

Excellent hike! Very beautiful views along the creek. Tread carefully as it is very rocky. My 4 year old walked the whole thing and really enjoyed it.

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1 month ago

Absolutely loved this trail!!

easy trail, very nice views

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1 month ago

My favorite state park!!! So many trails to explore. So many views!!

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1 month ago

This is a good one in every season!

Kids loved the trailhead to Rock House Cave hike! Very cool turtle shell rocks as well. Rockin!

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1 month ago

Well marked, beautiful scenery -favorite part was about 1 mile left walking through all the huge boulders. Slick rocks in some areas
Trail said 4 hours but took me just over 2hrs with stops

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1 month ago

worth the climb back up!

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1 month ago

Short and easy trail. Very shaded. Waterfall is gorgeous!

This trail. Oh my goodness this trail never ever disappoints me. The light on the moss was like a fairytale Land. I've been here during the summer and was beautiful but I knew if I came during winter I'd see it with its bare Bones. What I mean by that, is the place is naked with no leaves. The canyons are exposed and are just such beauties. I can't say enough how beautiful petit jean State Park is. Explore the other canyons because it will not disappoint you. Explore Explore.

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1 month ago

Easy trail! Very pretty waterfall!

Beautiful trail even in winter

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2 months ago

I thought that it was nice that this trail was paved. However, there was more man made scenery than nature. I could hear the main road most of the time and that distracted me from the sounds of nature. Also, there was some machinery that was fenced off and it was loud walking next to it. I did get some good milage walking this trail all the way to the campsites and then back to the CCC water tower.

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2 months ago

Worth all the traffic!

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