Hammerschmidt Falls Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Hammerschmidt Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jasper, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles
433 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

no dogs

The trail is open year around. It is best visited in the spring or late fall when the water is flowing. Park on the side of hwy 74 and hike in. Easy and short trail to the top of the falls. At the trailhead, take the first left before you cross the creek.

5 months ago

This was a well hidden but worth it short hike (1.1 ish miles) to come to the top of the waterfall. We didn't have time to get down below it, but was still amazing to see.
This link has the best directions to get there: http://arkokhiker.org/northwest-arkansas/hammerschmidt-falls-buffalo-national-river/
Follow the old road about a quarter mile until you see the wilderness boundary sign, hang a left at that creek and follow it to the fall. Hope that helps! Would love to go back and explore below!

5 months ago

Easy hike to top of the Falls. Not much water running but was a good view down from the creek bed. Took the trail down to below the falls. Was a little grown up in spots and steep.

8 months ago

Could someone explain how to find this trail? My husband and I went, used the directions on this app and according to the map we were right on top of it but never found a trail head? It sounded pretty cool so I was really disappointed!!

9 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful cascades of water flowing down to the falls. Fun hiking the creek down to the falls. The falls are beautiful

9 months ago

Short hike that is family friendly. The waterfall is awesome during or after a good rain. Good hike for someone who is strapped for time.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Take a left along the creek and not straight, or you will end up on a farmer's horse trail to the gait to his back field (we did this). It's a pretty spot, even if it's dry

Monday, September 19, 2016

Was dry. not running at all. but beautiful scenery.

Friday, January 02, 2015

The road to the parking area is extremely washed out. My F150 did fine, but you'll definitely need a 4x4 vehicle to reach the parking area. If your up for a walk, you can park on the side of hwy 74 and hike in. We visited on New Years Day but it was too icy and late in the day to venture to the bottom. Easy and short trail to the top of the falls. At the trailhead, take the first left before you cross the creek.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A short must see trail.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This fall is one of the highest in the Buffalo River drainage definitely worth the trip during high water flow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nice hike in the spring.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hammerschmidt fall trail is short and barely visible. But the waterfall is quite nice when you catch it after a good rain.

5 months ago