Best trails in Richland Creek Wilderness, Arkansas

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#1 - Twin Falls Trail
Richland Creek Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Twin Falls Trail via Richland Creek Wilderness NF Campground partially requires a bushwhack and requires two river crossings while following Richland creek and climbing bluffs. A short side trail leads to Richland Falls. The whole area is very scenic. The twin falls are 17' and 19' tall that occur where two creeks merge into one. Richland Falls which is a side trail, is only 6' tall but is one hundred ft. wide. The trail is rugged and quite faint at times. It is not recommended for beginners. Care must be exercised at the water crossings. The twin falls are fed by wet weather creeks and are best seen in the fall and spring seasons.Show more
#2 - Twin Falls via Sandstone Castle Trailhead
Richland Creek Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
If you want to see Twin Falls after a lot off rain and you feel like you can't get in from Richland Creek Campground, this is the trail you want. It will take you through the famous Sandstone Castles, downhill, and bring you right to the middle of the top of the falls. There is an established campsite at the top of the falls and you can make your way across the two forks and down to the bottom for a spectacular view. There is also camping at Sandstone Castle and many people pitch there tents inside the caves there. It is mostly downhill all the way to the falls so be be prepared to climb all the way back out. Show more
#3 - Sandstone Castles via Twin Falls Trail
Richland Creek Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
Sandstone Castle caves are accessible via the Twin Falls Trail located in the Richland Creek Wilderness NF. It partially requires a bushwhack and requires two river crossings while following Richland creek and climbing the bluffs past Twin Falls. There above the twin falls you will make your way up on the left-side trail and cross the first creek (Big Devil’s Fork) and there is a great campsite directly above the two falls. This is also where you will start your ascent to the Sandstone Castle. Simply following along the rising ridgeline between the two creeks, you will start a steep climb on a more primitive trail. Although it can usually be seen just remember to hike up between the two creeks to the top and you can’t go wrong. Show more
#4 - Richland Creek Campground Trail
Richland Creek Wilderness
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Richland Creek NF primitive campground is nestled next to the Richland Creek drainage. It is a gorgeous little valley with crystal clear swimming holes, waterfalls, and unofficial hiking trails. Falling water road leads into the campsite off of hwy 16. Two great waterfalls are visible or just off the road. Several other falls are readily found with some hiking. Richland Creek offers some serious white water kayaking with spring rains.Show more