Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hagarville, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.7 miles
282 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


rock climbing






Pam's Grotto Waterfall Trail climbs the forested hillside to large sandstone bluffs then veers left along the base of the bluffs and ends at the spectacular wet weather 37' tall waterfall surrounded by house size boulders.

13 days ago

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1 month ago

There's nothing "moderate" about this trail. In fact, there's really not even a trail at all. After walking through the woods and relatively thick brush you get to squeeze through aggressive rock formations. When we finally made it to the grotto, while the grotto itself was beautiful there was only a tiny trickle of water. Minimal reward for the effort. If you decide to go, DO NOT wear a hiking sandal. This "trail" requires boots to not only protect your feet but also your ankles as you are in all sorts of precarious positions. Trail is challenging to find and completely unmarked. As one reviewer said you park across the street. When you are in the woods, the trail will split off, STAY LEFT.... we couldn't see this as there was a fallen tree and the path isn't well worn to begin with.

2 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

This was a beautiful hike to the waterfall.

5 months ago

Shortly past the Haw Creek campground is a road to a dirt "parking" area. Park. Then walk back across the main road. Look for a wooden sign that marks the trail. This is a great hike with lots of ups and downs. Great place to turn over rocks and look for salamanders.

6 months ago

Great hike took the whole family. Had a great time.

9 months ago

Friday, June 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nice short hike! Took a bit to find trailhead though. It wasnt marked. Me and my 2 kids loved it though. Lots of caves and the grotto at the end was very cool!!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Monday, April 04, 2016

Awesome trail. Took three kids on it, 3,6,7 and they had fun. Pretty steep but great view!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Was a bit difficult to get around the boulder, but once through...beautiful must see place!

There was even some 'entertainment' coming back out as a couple were climbing on the bluffs!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We did this trail the same day that we did Haw Creek Falls and it was a really nice contrast.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Great hike! Steep at the beginning, slippery leaves on the rocks so be careful when wet. Steep at the end but well worth it when you get to the grotto. Some of the most awesome rock bluffs to be seen and only about 15 to 20 miles from home. Every able bodied person should see it!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Amazing! There is a little forest walk and then you are greeted with gorgeous bluffs all the way to the falls. Little caves to crawl in as well. The waterfall is just breath taking! One of my all time favorites. Haw creek is a mile or so down the road (pack rat falls as well) as well

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Could not have found trail without help from nearby campers.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Revisited with a group of friends. What a great way to welcome the new year - out in the woods. Short hike and not difficult. Tremendous reward for the little effort it take to get there. I was surprised to see the water flowing. It was worth the effort. Their is a small creek you cross as you start the trail. If it is flowing, then the water fall is.