Longpool Falls Trail [CLOSED]

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Ozark National Forest

Longpool Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dover, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

closed

Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19. For up to date information, please see the Ozark National Forest page: https://www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf/ Long Pool Rec. Area; From parking area, walk over to Loop B camp area, and go all the way to the back. There is an old rd that takes off between campsites #14 & 9 take the rd up past water tank, continue uphill just a little then downhill waterfall will be to your R up old creek bed. There is a $3 fee to enter the park. Lat/Lon 35 32.958N 93 09.126W

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closed
11 days ago

Bummed it was closed. Ranger turning folks around.

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2 months ago

Great waterfall hike. Beautiful views along the way. A little muddy in a couple of places. We found that getting up to the 2nd fall was best by staying close to the water and crossing over a couple times. Not sure if there was an easier way but our girls were able to go stand at the bottom of the falls with a lot of rock climbing/scramble.

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2 months ago

Follow the directions to the T, the B loop is the first loop on the right as you come in the parking area. Follow the old logging road, it’s such a beautiful hike and water fall! It was perfect!

4 months ago

Pretty easy trail until you reach the 2nd waterfall...must climb up past the 1st smaller one to the left...yes up the hill and then to the right side. Amazing views!

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4 months ago

Great short trail seen 3 deer. Camp site are amazing. Bathrooms are spotless.

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4 months ago

Went yesterday (1-4-20) and the falls were flowing nicely. Make sure to follow directions exactly as trail isn’t marked well. A little scrambling required to reach large waterfall but not much. Nice campgrounds/day use area with spotless bathrooms! We had the entire area to ourselves on a cold January morning!

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5 months ago

Loved this short little trail. It is a little difficult to find so make sure to read the direction on how to find it. It’s in Loop B campground between campsites #14 and #9. It’s not very well marked. The falls were just a trickle but still gorgeous! Loved the views of the lake throughout the whole trail!

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6 months ago

Short, easy trail. Pretty views of the water. Waterfalls were nice. Clean looking campgrounds with bathrooms. $3 for parking in the day use area.

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8 months ago

Waterfall was nice and it’s a short walk. The campground itself was empty on a weekday at the end of September and had a nice big bathroom with showers... but the trail is not well marked you can pretty much follow the downtrodden dirt path and listen for the water to get there. BTW there is a $3 day pass fee to get into the campground to get to the trail.

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bugs
rocky
9 months ago

no water currently

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11 months ago

Great trail. Just make sure when you leave the parking lot next to the bathroom. Follow the road to where you see the campsites a and b and go between 9 and 14. You’ll see a trail with rocks kind of blocking it. Just go through follow along the ridge and when you come to the T and follow the path...you’ll come to the falls.

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11 months ago

I LOVED this trail. It wasn’t too hard, but it wasn’t easy either. The weather was nice and both waterfalls were beautiful. I will definitely hike it again in the future.

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Sun May 26 2019

We went in Mid-March, and took a 3 month old pup and a 10 year old. It was a beautiful and easy walk in and out. We had a bit of a hard time finding the trailhead and ended up paralleling the river. Once we were on the right track it was easy to find. I wish we had more time to explore. I wanted to go up the creek but we couldn’t.

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Sat May 04 2019

Beautiful waterfalls

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Sat May 04 2019

2 awesome waterfalls. Quite a bit of scampering to get to the 2nd & highest waterfall. All Trails app does NOT take you to trailhead. We had to ask other hikers.

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Fri Mar 22 2019

We went off trail and got a lotta sidetracked, but found the trail and it was a wonderful easy walk. I had a pup, 10yr old, and an old man, we all loved it. We went for spring break and the falls had plenty of water. No ticks, hardly any bugs. We had the whole place to ourselves and only meet another family walking out. We loved being able to play around in the water and explore, but we did not climb up to the big falls. We will definitely be back.

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Mon Mar 18 2019

We took our (leashed) dogs and headed out. We followed the directions in the description above and had NO TROUBLE finding the trail head. It is narrow to begin, but a beautiful hike along the River and in the woods. If you are up for the climb, go beyond these to the main fall... It’s quite a climb and I stayed back with the dogs due to the bouldering they would have to do, so will attempt it another time but my husband and son said it was worth the trip up!

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Sun Mar 17 2019

This was a nice hike once we discovered the trail head. There are no signs providing direction. The upper falls is beautiful and well worth the short climb.

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Mon Feb 25 2019

Very nice scenic trail and wonderful creek rock loved climbing up to the top waterfall and walking behind it ! Lots of people out today with young kids enjoying this beautiful area .

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Sun Feb 03 2019

First rate NF campground, some electric and water and a large number of rustic. Falls short nice hike to the falls when running, generally fall to spring months.

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Fri Nov 30 2018

The campground here an parking was a very clean an nice place. The hike to the falls was easy as soon as you figured out where to begin. They are doing some logging above the trails an the flagging is for them. Park an walk towards camping spot 14 and you will be at the beginning of the trail.

Mon Nov 19 2018

Nice short hike with the family. Had the place all to ourselves. Very peaceful.

Sun Oct 07 2018

Not much water flow this time but a fun hike with the pup.

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Thu Sep 06 2018

I’ve done this hike twice now and even in low water it’s still beautiful. Easy short hike!

Mon Sep 03 2018

The water was mostly dried up when I went, so the hike was more exercise than site seeing.

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Sun Mar 04 2018

Nice trail a little wet in areas but good water falls and river due to recent heavy rains. Gotta watch your footing as a lot of loose rocks and stones. Well worth the extra climb to get behind the falls.

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Mon Jul 10 2017

I have been to the long pool rec area many times but never went to the falls. It's amazing!! Easy hike with a 40+ foot water fall. Go to camp area a and between #9 and #14 there is a little loop road. In the middle of the loop is the trail head. You keep heading the same direction past a water tower and on down to the falls. Definitely worth the trip!

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Thu Jul 06 2017

Quick hike with a good payout. We went after a good rain and the waterfall was running incredibly.

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Thu Jun 08 2017

It's a little hard to find and follow. I ended up bushwhacking and wondering why it was rated easy, then found the actual trail (it IS easy) lol When I went, it was more a trickle, despite there having been flooding in the area the night before, but it's very pretty.

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