Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail

MODERATE 139 reviews
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Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sand Gap, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Arch & Pedestal Rocks, Caves Trail follows an unofficial trail and bushwhack from Richland Creek NF campgrounds to the bluffs deep in the wilderness that contain caves, an arch and Pedestal rocks. Waterfalls and cascades are passed on the way to the caves. The Bluffs containing the caves are about 1 mile past the twin falls. From Twin falls you cross the river below the falls, climb the steep hillside to the right, turn sharp left and cross back over the river above the falls and then follow the ridge line about 1 mile to the bluffs containing the caves. The twin falls you pass on the way are 17' and 19' tall that occur where two creeks merge into one. Richland Falls which is a side trail, is only 6' tall but is one hundred ft. wide. The trail is rugged and quite faint at times. Care must be exercised at the water crossings. The twin falls are fed by wet weather creeks and are best seen in the fall and spring seasons. On the way back their is a short spur that takes you to Richland creek falls.

8 days ago

Awesome hike with lots of caves and crevasses to explore. And rick formations to climb on. Will definitely go back again.

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17 days ago

Great trail with very unique geological features! Done it many times and will definitely do it again.

17 days ago

Amazing views! If you haven't been here yet, you are missing out!

17 days ago

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19 days ago

Excellent hike for Thanksgiving !

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28 days ago

Nice hike. Enjoyed climbing around rocks and caves.

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1 month ago

We hiked this today and it was great. I think it would be even better in the spring when the water was running on all the creeks.

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A quick, easier trail with stunning rock and cliff formations. Great trail to hike with a friend for a morning chat. Follow up with Kings Bluff.

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