Murray and Senyard Falls

HARD 2 reviews

Murray and Senyard Falls is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ozark, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

scramble

This short, very steep trail leads to two waterfalls: Murray Falls (37 feet tall), and Senyard Falls (29 feet tall). The trail is not maintained, but it is fairly well-traveled and easy to follow during leaf-off.

hiking
2 months ago

Don't let the short length of this trail fool you - it's a doozy! I wouldn't recommend it to hiking newbies or anyone not in pretty good shape, as it's not a maintained trail and it is VERY steep in parts. For the intrepid/experienced, this is a fun trail that offers a bit of a challenge, and two lovely waterfalls. I have been on this trail after very heavy rains and was able to visit only one waterfall due to creek levels - use your head and be safe!
A historic structure known as the Rock House is nearby on the OHT, and is worth visiting as long as you're here - cross the road to the Ozark Highlands Trail and take a left when you come to the fork.
Information about the Rock House from a descendant of its original inhabitants can be found here: https://ozarkmountainhiker.com/2018/03/31/rock-house-history/

hiking
2 months ago