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

hiking
8 days 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.

hiking
17 days 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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1 month ago

Don't go if it hasn't rained i
The cave is cool and the hole is neat but when you see pictures of this amazing waterfall and you arrive and see a trickle or drop from above it is a little underwhelming.
Let's talk about the hike back it is 80% uphill and can be strenuous for a lightweight hiker like myself.
And there isn't places you can really sit along the way to rest except for the 2 fallen trees .
I won't be repeating this one

1 month ago

Beautiful!

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2 months ago

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!

2 months 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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2 months ago

Good little trail, water was flowing at the waterfall.

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