Canyon Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Morrilton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It is also a connector trail from Cedar falls trail and the boy scout trail
This trail is located off of the Cedar Falls trail about a half mile from the Lodge. Once you cross the bridge hang a left and follow Cedar Creek for a mile to the BSA trail and then turn around to head back to the Lodge. Great views in the winter time as the leafs are off the trees and really get to see the steep canyon walls. Great for dogs!
Hubby and I did Cedar Falls, Canyon, BSA off Canyon to Seven Hollows but then up to lodge on BSA instead of following Seven Hollows.
Beautiful! Canyon less traffic than Cedar Falls so more enjoyable.
My wife and I hiked the Cedar Falls trail and made a loop via the Canyon trail, Boy Scout, and Seven Hollows trails. This loop begins at the lodge and is approximately 5.3 miles. Great views of the falls and canyon.
October 2015: Hiked all Petit Jean State Park trails, this was a really beautiful and special hike.
This is a really nice addition to the cedar falls trail. We made a loop out of combining it with parts of the boy scout trail and seven hollows trail. Hiking by the river is just beautiful. You're likely to get your feet wet crossing the river at the end though.
Loved taking this less-traveled trail for the first time. We usually do the Cedar Falls trail, but this one was a great springtime trail right after rainfall. The woods were absolutely beautiful & green, the creek was flowing really well, and the path is an easy one (not rocky). You go by multiple cascades in the creek and it ends around the Blue Hole area. We didn't do the out & back though, we continued on, crossing the Blue Hole area and going the Boy Scout Trail back to Mather lodge. So our hike was about 3.85 miles. It was a nice way to go back though for some different scenery.
Easy trail to take after hiking cedar falls to the waterfall. Little to no traffic heads this way, though, so be prepared to feel isolated. It's also not well maintained so you may have to fight back overgrowth. All in all, though, this is an easy way to connect to the Boy Scout Trail to make a loop of the whole park.
Canyon trail is accessed off the boy scout trail or cedar falls trail. It makes a great 4 mile hike when combined with Cedar Falls. Nice rock formations, nice little water falls and cascades below the main draw of cedar falls. A lot less traffic. I highly recommend it when doing Cedar falls.