Cedar Falls Trail

MODERATE 244 reviews
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Cedar Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Morrilton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

Directions from Morrilton: Travel nine miles south on Arkansas Hwy. 9, then go 12 miles west on Arkansas Hwy. 154 until you reach the park.

5 days ago

Great trail! Definitely worth the hike.

hiking
22 days ago

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

27 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great afternoon hike for the family.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

Beautiful falls but a lot of people after the rains.

2 months ago

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!

2 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Great short hike to a wonderful 60ft waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

The waterfall and pool at the end are definitely worth the trip. It wasn't too hard of a trail there were kids and a few able-bodied older people. The dog managed it fine. Be sure and drive to the overlook as well to get a birds-eye view.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice destination hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

hiking
5 months ago

always a favorite

5 months ago

Looooooved. The immediate start of the trail is pretty steep but winds, so just keep that in mind going back up. Beautiful falls st the end.

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect for an hour hike. Bit of a workout on the way back.

hiking
8 months ago

Went 7-8am on a weekday and was the only one there. The blue hole trail at the bridge is more desolate and unkept, would only recommend if you wanted to explore or exercise.

8 months ago

I loved this trail. There are lots of people on it all the time. So, if you like a less traveled trail this is not for you. Also, when you come back it's all uphill. The waterfall is very pretty. A great short trail to see a beautiful water fall.

hiking
9 months ago

Favorite hike in Arkansas, so far.

9 months ago

It shows on the map that it makes a loops,it would probably had been an easier way out, but we didnt see the other way out so we just backtracked, its very rocky ,big boulders ,climbing back the same way we went down was ok , but for the very young and elders its a challenge,

9 months ago

Great trip! The hike out might be challenging to some but it is well worth it!

9 months ago

Go all the way to the park lodge and walk around back on the left side of the lodge past the pool. The trail head is marked there and very visible. Trail is easy to follow and not super long. Waterfall is awesome! Went on a Wednesday afternoon and saw about 15 people during the hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Spent the whole day exploring Petit Jean and this was by far our favorite spot. We could've sat by the waterfall all afternoon. Not a hard hike, but it's a little bit of a trip coming back up lol. Wonderful and well worth it! We even braved the high water (from recent rainfall) to go behind the waterfall. Just amazing.

10 months ago

Hiked this trail today. Went early and it was not crowded at all. Very beautiful. Took a 8 and 10 year old and they did great! The hike back out is tough. Well worth the trip.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful falls and so much to see. Towards the end in your way back is difficult if you aren't used to steep hiking. So worth it though!

hiking
10 months ago

I loved this trail!!! Very pretty when you get to the falls:):)

11 months ago

Beautiful views - fabulous hike!

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