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

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8 days ago

Very rocky trail. Easier to walk back up. The big rocks are slippery. Beautiful hike.

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8 days ago

Really beautiful!

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29 days ago

It was pretty dry (early Oct) but still a fun hike with a good destination.

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1 month ago

Good trail, just go after a good rain.

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1 month ago

This trail is very rewarding. It begins with a moderate decline of elevation into the forest. As the trail drops in elevation it also becomes a bit more rugged. Some wonderful photo opportunities!
You'll know the "glory hole" when you see it, but there's more... a lot more!
Find your way down below the falls, pull up a rock and soak it all in.
But don't forget... you've got to hike back up.

1 month ago

It was totally dry but still really cool

hiking
2 months ago

It is best to wait to see Glory Hole Falls until after a good rain. The most difficult part of this trail might be finding a decent place to park along highway 16/21. There's no sign on the road indicating the trail head. The trail into the falls starts out nicely but then progressively gets more narrow and difficult as you walk down. If it has been raining then you should get to see a good stream of water pouring through the hole in the ceiling of the rock overhang that is Glory Hole Falls. If not, then you will get to see a hole in the ceiling of the rock overhang. Once you are finished then you have to climb back out the trail you came down to get here. It is not an impossible trail, but you will feel better about it if the water is actually flowing at the falls.

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2 months ago

Beautiful scenery! Much more enjoyable when the water is high. But overall it was a cute hike and a lot to explore!

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