Glory Hole Waterfall Trail

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Glory Hole Waterfall Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deer, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

The trail in to the waterfall is all downhill, so the hike out is all uphill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the waterfall. The waterfall is unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole. The trail in to the water fall is all down hill, so the hike out is all up hill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the water fall. The water fallis unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole instead of over the ledge. Thus the name Glory Hole. Always best to hike in the spring or late fall when water is flowing. Well worth the hike. use extreme caution approaching the water fall from the top

I was so let down from the photo I figured that it would be this grand sight. but I hiked the entire thing to find it was a hole in the ceiling of an overhang. with probably a small stream/sprinkle of water. I bottled the water to test it. and is full of iron. very good on the skin on a hot day though!

5 days ago

Sooooo many spider webs on trail! If you hate spiders with a passion, this is not for you! We probably walked through about 300 webs. If you decide to go, go after a big rain so the waterfall is going good! We went about 4 days after a small rain and it was just dribbling. It was gorgeous still! The hike up was hard, but doable.

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11 days ago

Good little trail, water was flowing at the waterfall.

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1 month ago

It was a beautiful hike so peaceful we just loved it!!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful area!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike & beautiful scenery!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

It's beautiful! More small falls along creek. Walk back can be a bit much for small kids since it's uphill but definitely doable!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike to the falls are a challenge- steep both ways. The falls and cave (?) are so wonderful! The trailhead is a little difficult to catch- "GH" is spray painted on the road to demarcate it. Coming from Ponca, you'll know you've passed it (by just a lil) when you drive by the E barn. It will be in between the E barn and the church.