Steele Falls Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Steele Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain View, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles 597 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running





Steele Waterfall Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail that follows an abandoned forest service road to West Livingston creek, crosses the creek and heads up the ravine to the 60 ft. tall waterfall that is fed by three springs. Steele Waterfall Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail that follows an abandoned forest service road to West Livingston creek, cross the creek and follow the single track trail that is stays straight ahead as the road turns left. Waterfall is about 100 yards up the hill

28 days ago

Easy to find using the all trails directions- would have been great after big rain but was still gorgeous!!

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9 months ago

this was a good trail I would definitely do it again. getting to the trail is half of the fun. make sure you go in a truck as the roads are very poor. when you arrive at the trailhead the only sign is a marker 1140 and a closed gate. this is the head of the Trail used for horses. as you find your way down in elevation you come to the creek just on the far side of the creek is a small sign that notifies U of the hiking trail. this Trail leads to the base of the falls. be sure not to pass this small hiking trail because the horse trail continues to the top of the mountain and not the top of the falls.

11 months ago

Pretty awesome! Climbed up to the bluff and found a neat cave. You are not allowed to enter due to the risk of spreading white nose disease but it was still interesting to see.

1 year ago

Very nice hike. Easy to moderate difficulty.
The trail head is very easy to find if you know what your looking for. It's actually a road, with a locked gate. The road number is 1140 on the sign next to the gate. Reminder, When you hike this be aware and prepared. You are in the wild and there are larger than you critters out here!

1 year ago

My husband and I hiked this trail on Jan. 3. We had a great day to hike! The trailhead is a little hard to find, but if you follow the directions on All Trails you can find it! The waterfall is the highlight of the trail although the hike through the woods is enjoyable. We want to return after we have had a little more cold weather. We think the ice formations could be stunning. Will do this hike again soon!

1 year ago

1 year ago

Chose to do this during a bad time of year. Thought spring would be good for the waterfall but also good for ticks.

2 years ago

The trail head was not marked, but we were able to find it. The hike was easy and enjoyable. The waterfall was a nice reward at the end of the trail.

4 years ago

Steele falls is a gentle hike through the forest tell you cross the creek, then it is an easy but rocky cliimb to the water fall. I camped the night at the falls, using a hammock. The water was running but not much. I had hoped for more because it is fed by three springs.
Still it was a great little area. The waterfall is the destination and the highlight of the trail. *** for fee camping also available at Gunner Pool, which you passed on the way. Nice rustic camping, fishing, wading for the kids, scenic area.