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.

Outstanding trail! I did this one earlier this month with Memphis Outdoor Adventures. I would definitely do it again!

The trailhead sign says 4 hours. We got out in 4 minutes under that, even with the side trip to the grotto falls and a lunch break, so I would say the time estimate is spot on.

Great trail! Definitely worth the hike.

Lots of streams flowing now and weather was perfect. A cool trail!

hiking
24 days ago

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

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great afternoon hike for the family.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Lots of elevation change so be prepared. There’s a geocaching place a bit off the trail. I recommend taking your time to explore and climb rocks around the trail, especially the natural bridge! Very fun and several scene changes from rocks to woods which kept things interesting. Well marked and I appreciate the mile and half mile signs.

Short easy, enjoy the petroglyphs

Enjoyed the hike, packed a lunch and ate at the Grotto.

Great hike

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty hike and well marked. The natural bridge was beautiful and the grotto was worth the extra half mile there and back. All in all I would say it’s worth spending a few hours there! There are a lot of stream crossings so be prepared for that. My only ONLY complaint is how everyone pronounces the name!! For those thinking it pronounced like the French, you would be wrong! Even though it’s named after a French women and the nick name is French, everyone says “petty jeen” what the heck?! :)

Beautiful falls but a lot of people after the rains.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the very best hikes in central Arkansas. With a natural bridge, grotto and waterfall, and beautiful hardwood forest with rock bluffs and small caves!

We hiked after a rain so it was a little more challenging but the beauty surpasses the challenges! So worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

love this trail

short and sweet trail!

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
2 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
2 months ago

The waterfall was worth it. Along with a 4 year old.

Love this trail. So much to see on this trail- totally worth your time and effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Very beautiful. A lot of places where you will need to slide down some rocks to get to the trail. Must see the Grotto!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this for Thanksgiving. Most of the leaves had turned, but still some good leaf color on the trail. Lots to see, very diverse landscape.

hiking
3 months ago

We love this area!! So neat to see!! Easy trail to follow and hike! The bluff drive around has amazing views too be sure to do that as well!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. I love exploring and seeing what the CCC had built in the past and continue to stand through the test of time.

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