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Richland Falls is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Witts Springs, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 403 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Note: Users have reported that the Richland Creek Recreation Area is currently closed due to COVID-19. For more information please visit this website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/osfnf/recarea/?recid=43477

16 days ago

beautiful hike but really overgrown. seems to be two trails one near water and one above, it can be hard to follow at times. go on a day you have plenty of time to stop and swim in the cool turquoise water.

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1 month ago

Can Anyone tell me if this trail is still closed? wanting to do an overnight at the Falls...

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2 months ago

Beautiful place!!

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6 months ago

Trail accomplished today, 12.22.19. I agree with other reviews regarding trail difficulty. I hike 2-4 mile trails and bush wacks often with my 3yr old Lab, and would rate this as difficult. Firstly, there are substantial flat and easy parts on this trail, however they are more than made up for with the intermittent elevation gains you face, along with the rock hopping and bluff ledge walks needed if you aim to stay on trail. Next, I purposely hiked this one knowing that Richland Creek would be low, at about 1.75 ft at the gauges, so it would be easier to cross. (The River App is a great resource for this type thing) I’d say anything over 3ft in the channel will cause you many problems if attempting to hike during winter. It hasn’t rained in a while, but I could see that there are parts of this trail that will be well slippy if you aren’t careful after a good rain. Lastly, the trail is fairly well trodden, and intermittently marked. However, if you are attempting this while leaves are falling still, I can see how it would be very easy to loose the trail. And for those who say you’ll be getting wet... yes, for sure you will. None the less, well worth the effort at the end!

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8 months ago

The trail was pretty well marked in red and orange, but except for the rockier sections around the creek bed, the trail was quite visible. There were several places where you have to either hop over or go underneath tree trunks that have fallen across the trail. Several places required a bit of scrambling, and plenty of spots where a misplaced footstep could result in a possible severe injury - definitely not the place for complacency. Overall, it was a beautiful trail, and it was a lot of fun. It follows alongside of the creek for the entire length and requires a little boulder-hopping at times. Make sure you watch where you’re stepping, and allow PLENTY of time to complete the trail and get back out before dark if you’re not camping, which I definitely plan on doing the next time!

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Sun Dec 23 2018

Backpacked to Richland falls and set up camp at the split off. Trail was decently marked to Richland falls and to twin falls with. Trail was unmarked from twin falls to the top to see the caves. Once you find the trail it is easy to follow but it would be easy to get off track if your not paying attention. Passed several small campsites along the way. There are spots to camp in the caves as well which looked very nice. Overall this is a great area with some easy parts and some pretty difficult sections.

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Fri Jan 12 2018

Great trail which can be done by day hike or backpack. Nice primitive campground at the trail head if do as a day hike. I have done this three times as I have taken others back to it.

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