Cedar Creek Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews
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Cedar Creek Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morrilton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
206 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


Cedar Creek loop trail begins at a historic log cabin before descending to a scenic section of Cedar Creek above Cedar Falls. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's, this trail's rock steps and bluffs create a few difficult places, but very scenic.

3 days ago

Beautiful scenery, good workout with some elevation changes. Very rocky, be sure to wear shoes with good tread, especially if it has recently rained. My favorite trail at Petit Jean so far. Went on a Friday afternoon in August (very humid, obviously, but not too crazy hot as it is very shaded), didn’t see any other people at all.

3 months ago

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful trail in the park. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the views!

6 months ago

We love this trail! Easy to moderate. The views along the trail are beautiful.

8 months ago

Love this trail. Found it on a sunny spring day with everything in bloom and the water roaring down the creek. A very nice day hike.

9 months ago

Beautiful and easy!!!

11 months ago

great short trail. Nice views the entire time only recomendation is use the most North facing entrance when walking with dogs, there are some steep declines that your dog could pull you down if you go the other way.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Great trail!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

I think overall, this is a more beautiful trail than the Cedar Falls trail except, of course, for the falls. Did this whole trail in 1 hr 31 mins and at 65 with original knees, etc. it was a little more than moderately difficult due to the amount of elevation change. It was very well worth it and would do it again.

Monday, July 03, 2017

easy and beautiful. lots of families and busy

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great beautiful trail!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Awesome trail. Beautiful too! Tough for toddlers, though, unless you are able to carry them.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Cedar Creek Trail is a great short easy hike for beginners or the experienced.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Beautiful scenery on this trail! Was a little hard at some points going down on the rocks but worth it!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Less crowded than Cedar Falls Trail, goes along rim of falls.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Great trail if you are looking for something exciting and quick!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Beautiful trail

Friday, November 11, 2016

Amazing hike! Beautiful scenery! Kid friendly.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Pretty trail on the easy side of moderate. Some rock steps, but short and well-maintained. There is a cave on this trail that one could climb into without much trouble, if wearing the right clothes. 3.5/5

Friday, September 30, 2016

Great Hike along the creek with a few difficult rock formations making it more moderate than easy. Well worth it!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

October 2015: Hiked all Petit Jean State Park trails, this was a really beautiful and special hike.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beautiful trail. Lots of photo ops. Good for beginners who want to do a little more than just walk through the woods. I would say it is definitely one that everyone should do at least once.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beautiful family hike. Not too strenuous but more than a stroll in the park.

Monday, May 02, 2016

I remember it being a little longer than listed here but maybe not. This trail is awesome, especially around the creek.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Seems longer then 1.25 miles. Beautiful hike!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Definitely one of my favorite trails. I really like Petit Jean as a whole though.

Monday, February 01, 2016

awesome views a must do hike easy and I would suggest going in on the left side and making the entire loop it will be well worth it

Sunday, July 19, 2015

We've hiked this many times. It's best caught a couple of days after a rain with the creek is running well. The sounds of the creek is very pleasing.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Very beautiful. We went beginning of April and the water flowing down the rocks was perfect. This trail loops around to the beginning at the pioneer cabin and I would be sure and go clockwise.

Friday, May 30, 2014

This is my absolute favorite trail. It is so beautiful. You can access this trail a couple different ways and can veer off onto other trails as well. There has been water everytime I have taken this trail. Not too hard. there is climbing, valleys, big rocks, cliffs, lil caves. Little bit of everything and makes for great pics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Great short hike. The creek was full which provided some great little water falls. The CCC built steps along the trail area a great reminder of what these men did in our State/National Parks. We will be back to this one.

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