Hammerschmidt Falls Trail

EASY 9 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 436 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.

9 days ago

This trail is not marked and definitely off the beaten path, but short and worth it. Do NOT follow the directions to the trailhead on this app: it's wrong. We followed these directions: http://arkokhiker.org/northwest-arkansas/hammerschmidt-falls-buffalo-national-river/ . Be careful on the top of the falls; I wouldn't bring kids on this hike. We didn't have time to walk down around to the bottom of the falls but will try next time! Not far at all now that we know how to get there.

4 months ago

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

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

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

A short must see trail.

2 years ago

Idk how anyone found this it took me to someone's front yard on a very long driveway

3 years ago

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

5 years ago

Nice hike in the spring.

5 years ago

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