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Magnolia Falls is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pettigrew, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 226 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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muddy
7 days ago

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rocky
9 days ago

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12 days ago

Wonderful, peaceful trail! Impressive rock wall that runs for a long stretch! Huge boulders! Waterfall was among the best!

So much water.

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muddy
16 days ago

Beautiful trail once you get past the first couple hundred feet. With all the recent rain, the trailhead was pretty flooded and muddy so we just went into the woods off trail to get around all the big puddles. Just wish I had worn water proof shoes! The rest of the trail was easy and beautiful- lots of big boulders, a cool old rock fence, and then of course the creek and falls were amazing. We took our dog and 3 kids. Only wish there was better parking at trailhead - you just have to park in side of road and it’s not marked except for a sign that says “Wilderness Access”.

25 days ago

I also hiked down stream further and really enjoyed scenery. A lot of great stream and rock formations to explore. Really enjoyed the 5.7 miles I hiked.

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muddy
28 days ago

Nice easy walk down to the falls. The falls were very nice looking with plenty of different areas to explore. The trail fork is directly after crossing a stream and is marked by a couple of tiny rock piles. Very easy to miss.

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rocky
1 month ago

Good trail to Magnolia Falls and Woods Boys Falls. Went off map to look for a couple others ( Stahle Falls and Hadlock Cascade.) but could not find any type of trail to them (probably had to go a lil off road for them). Was great trail for fam.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Hike to falls was standard walk through woods with a few rock formations along the way. Falls area was amazing and very serene. We spent some time relaxing by the falls before heading back out since we were the only ones there. It is easy to miss the turn off to the falls. Check the waypoint on the AllTrails app

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3 months ago

Despite so many negative reviews, I thought the trail was great and easy to follow. The only split I saw was directly after the 2nd stream crossing which you turn left. The waterfall was awesome. Wanted to continue past magnolia to the second falls I heard people talk about but the trail became nonexistent and didn’t know how far it was. If someone could mark it or provide more info that would be great. Wish there was an all trails map to it. Overall fantastic and easy hike.

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3 months ago

This is one of my favorites. The entire trail is beautiful and has great rocky bluffs and multiple falls within a short distance of one another. You will keep left both times the trail splits and stay close to the creek. To get to the bottom of the bigger fall I went about a mile up on a narrow path along the upper ridge and then slid down some rocks where the ground got closer.

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4 months ago

Easy hike with our 8 yr old granddaughter today. The falls were flowing beautifully. Not hard to navigate. The path is easy to follow. We veered left as suggested by others and followed the creek down to the falls. Loved the long stacked rock wall along the path.

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4 months ago

From other reviews, it seems like fall is a good time to visit as there were no spiderwebs or bugs! It's an easy trail with gradual ascent/descent, just a little tricky footing once you're at the falls. Absolutely spectacular, especially the day we were there with lots of icicles hanging from the rock walls. Didn't see anyone else. Would be a great place to enjoy lunch, but we had to get back before it got dark.

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5 months ago

Pretty area, even on a cold, rainy day. Easy, kid friendly trail if you pay attention and go the right way. Unmarked, but a very clear, well beaten path. To turn this into a more moderate trail, keep straight after the second time you reach the creek and head down into the gulch. There’s a nice place to camp down there, but it’s a tough climb back up!

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5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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6 months ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous area! 4+ waterfalls ( depending on your comfort level with bushwhacking, there are even more ) Regarding the low ratings due to spider webs and ticks, if you don’t have sense enough to know that’s what comes with summertime hiking, you have no business going. Take a trekking pole or pick up a stick to combat the spider webs and spray Permethrin on your clothes and Deet on your skin to deal with the ticks. It’s called preparation. Most of the trails in Arkansas aren’t maintained by anyone but volunteers unless in a state park so the expectation that the trails should be pristine is ridiculous.

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6 months ago

This was a beautiful waterfall. Even with it being the middle of September there was a nice waterfall.It was a great easy trail. Thank you to who ever stacked the rocks to mark the left turns. Loved the rock fence.

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over grown
7 months ago

So many spiderwebs and seed ticks. Wish I would have read the previous comment before going. My dog and I made it to the waterfall, which was beautiful, but the low rating is for the amount of spiderwebs along the trail and the seed ticks picked up along the way!

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8 months ago

did not make it too the falls because there were too many spider webs to the face and 100+ seed ticks on my legs. Do not recommend, especially in tick season.

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bugs
8 months ago

Long hike through the woods. The waterfall at the end is worth it. Take a left at the creek bed. The turn is easy to miss. Follow the trail gps if possible.

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over grown
9 months ago

I wasn't too fond of the trail but it was worth following to get to the waterfall! When the trail splits, take the trail to the left that's marked by the stone towers.

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9 months ago

The trail is not much of a trail but the falls are so worth it! The GPS says the destination is on the left but the wilderness access sign points to the trail, to the right. The trail is deep deep in the woods, very overgrown, lots of poison ivy, and just when you are about to turn around, you hear it. The rushing water. We took the advice of another post and turned left after the creek bed where someone piled up some rocks. The trail splits here and you are asking yourself which way to go. Follow the creek at this point and it leads you to a few beautiful waterfalls with pools of crystal clear water to stick your feet in. Very worth it.

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10 months ago

WOW!!! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL. Beyond Magnolia Falls is an even bigger waterfall but you have to follow the trail along the top cliff. Eventually you have to go down the cliff. We put red ribbons on trees to get down to the creek.

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10 months ago

Follow the trial for more falls more extreme trail tho

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