Looking for a great trail in Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash 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 862 to 1,013 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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etit Jean Mountain is a special place an unforgettable place known for the legend of Petit Jean, the story of a French girl who disguised herself as a boy and secretly accompanied her sweetheart, an early explorer, to the New World and to this mountain. Petit Jean State Park, Arkansass first state park, enhances this 300yearold legend with windswept views, enchanting woodlands laced with streams and wildflowers, and a spectacular waterfall calledCedar Falls. This park is a place where nature over time has formed sheer bluffs, Cedar Creek Canyon and the Seven Hollows, such distinctive features as Bear Cave, the Grotto and Natural Bridge, and whimsical formations we call Turtle Rocks and Carpet Rocks. Its a place where the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps endures in facilities mirroring the mountains rugged natural beauty. Come discover this legendary Arkansas state park called Petit Jean.

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rocky
3 days 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.

hiking
7 days ago

Absolutely loved this trail!!

Went with my brother in December! Quite cool and humid but got sunnier throughout the day. However, the flat rocks all along the trail were extremely slippery (fell a couple times). Be careful, lol! Great time though - will definitely visit the Petit Jean area again!

easy trail, very nice views

hiking
8 days ago

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

hiking
9 days ago

This is a good one in every season!

hiking
10 days ago

Kids and I climbed some cervices and had a blast. Pretty views

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

hiking
17 days 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

hiking
20 days ago

worth the climb back up!

hiking
22 days 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.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful trail running along the creek . My wife and I are in our late 50’s and hike occasionally , it was just enough for us . We went down a small section of the boys scout trail to extend it a bit . The temp was in the 50’s , the sky was blue( a perfect January day !) . Loved the beauty of it .

hiking
25 days ago

Easy trail! Very pretty waterfall!

Beautiful trail even in winter

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was a delightful surprise to me. For most of the trail you will be by the creek or close enough to hear it. I enjoyed seeing different parts of the creek because the creek gets smaller and bigger in places. The creek also can go from trickle sounds to roars.

hiking
1 month ago

Worth all the traffic!

Every trail here is amazing... beautiful place.

Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail (lightly traveled) is connected to the Cedar Falls Trail (which is heavily traveled during peak times) so it is a nice break from other people and much quieter. The creek is a nice view too.

Great trail. My fiancé, I and are 7month old husky just did the trail in about an hr and a half. Lots of ups and downs, crossing over rocks and the river. So many beautiful sights.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Great view of the waterfalls.

Lots of cool sites along this trail. Grotto is a must, really nice area.

Fun hike, can get behind the waterfall if careful

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trail. The half mile round trip spur to the grotto is worth it. Signage is good enough to follow. Lots to look at on the trail, although the rocks can be a little treacherous when they get wet. Probably great colors in fall. Parking is limited, but wasn't an issue on a Saturday morning in December.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, the stones were like a maze in and out here and there. It was fun.

You can drive up red bluff road and go park right above the cave if you aren’t up to hiking all the way around. You will be about 10 minutes from the cave. It is a beautiful sight to see and walk around

hiking
2 months ago

Took the .5 mile trail from Mathers Lodge to Bear Cave Trail. Easy to navigate. Interesting rock formations
that you can scurry up on if your relatively nimble. Good easy trail for kids and adults alike.

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