Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail

MODERATE 124 reviews
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Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sand Gap, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and camping 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
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

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.

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18 days ago

Very beautiful natural sites, the rock pedestals and caves are great.

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1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Great views, make sure to take the time to explore the bluff shelters/caves.

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1 month ago

Nice hike, great views. Trail is not always well marked; we could not find the loop back so hiked in and out same trail. Gorgeous views.

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1 month ago

Cool, moderate hike. Breathtaking views and interesting monuments. Be forewarned: the hike is not well marked. It'd be easy to continue along the trail and miss the pedestals and arches below.

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1 month ago

Nice short trail. Take time to walk beneath the cliffs to explore the caves. Bring bug spray.

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2 months ago

really cool rock formations. definitely have to bring some snacks next time. you could spend some time exploring the rocks

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