Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail

MODERATE 99 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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28 days ago

unique rock and trail loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Some of the best caves and overhanging area I've seen. Get off the upper loop get down there and check it all out.

1 month ago

This was a great hike/trail run, I'd definitely do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail. Plenty of places to wander around and explore.

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good views. Not as crowded as other trails. Not as well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful views. Hiked with kids which meant we had to be slow and deliberate due to walking a large portion of ledges and bluffs. Definitely worth the time.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Definitely will be going back!

hiking
2 months ago

My boyfriend and I went hiking here not that long ago I was blown away by the views, it was a peaceful hike definitely worth going back too!

hiking
3 months ago

The cover photo is actually on the King's Bluff Trail, so that's misleading unless a person has taken both loops and knew the locations, just sayin'...

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views and my kids didn't want to leave which is rare!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Waterfall, caves, and scenic views... it's a must see!