Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack

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Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mulberry, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

scramble

Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack is three miles loop through a forested canyon with two waterfalls, one 63 ft. tall and one 16 ft. tall. The hike out of the canyon is a steep scramble out of the canyon floor. Also the bushwhack follows cascades and huge boulders along the creek as you work your way out of the canyon. You start by following an old road to the east, when it turns north you cross a small creek, (the first water fall is a short distance downstream). Next you continue on the old road as it now travels north, when it turns back east, leave the road and bushwhack to the 2nd drainage and travel down hill. You will encounter the second water fall. Follow the bluff line west a short distance and you can carefully work your way down the bluff. Once at the bottom you can follow the bottom of the bluff back east to the base of the waterfall. From there, follow the drainage down hill to where you come to another creek. From here, you can explore the creek down stream or you can cross the creek and scramble to the top of the hill to take you back to the old road. Once at the old road, turn back to your right and it should take you to the parking lot. GPS recommended.

1 day ago

cool lookout points, but waterfall was much smaller than I thought it'd be based on the pictures. I went in early October, wasn't much water coming down the creek so it was also more of a water trickle. would hike again though.

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Beautiful views

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1 month ago

It should be noted that this is going to be an arduous journey in a sedan. That aside, when we got to the trail it very poorly maintained. At first it was just occasional brush, but eventually it became impossible to ascertain where the trail actually was. It was to the point that we just had to guess, so we went the way that looked the most trail like. Regrettably, it wasn't the trail. This was quite difficult to navigate, and I wouldn't recommend without a machete.

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Peaceful

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5 months ago

This was quite a jewel for a fall hiking day. The waterfall is beautiful but word to the wise, a quick jump in it is a shock to the system!

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5 months ago

Serotonin levels went up and enjoyed myself today. Beats staying inside where there is artificial lighting.

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