Sandstone Castles via Twin Falls Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Sandstone Castles via Twin Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Witts Springs, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,220 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

scramble

off trail

no dogs

Sandstone Castle caves are access via the Twin Falls Trail located in the Richland Creek Wilderness NF. It partially requires a bushwhack and requires two river crossings while following Richland creek and the climbing bluffs past Twin Falls. There above the twin falls you will make your way up on the left-side trail and cross the first creek (Big Devil’s Fork) and there is a great campsite directly above the two falls. This is also where you will start your ascent to the Sandstone Castle. Simply following along the rising ridgeline between the two creeks, you will start a steep climb on a more primitive trail. Although it can usually be seen just remember to hike up between the two creeks to the top and you can’t go wrong.

backpacking
27 days ago

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. Excellent views from the top (no leaves on the trees) hanging out in the caves is well worth the climb up from the creeks.

hiking
Saturday, January 13, 2018

A stunning backpack into some caves. Rugged terrain, some bushwhacking at the second half of the trail.

1 month ago

hiking
10 months ago