Explore the most popular forest trails near Morrilton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

easy hike

Loved this trail! Plenty of great scenery, well maintained and marked trails. Great trail to just relax and take your time on!

Great hike and probably pretty challenging for beginners. The falls are worth it though!

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9 days ago

An excellent hiking trail with something interesting to see almost the entire way. I took the Grotto leg of the trail first which meant climbing out the Natural Bridge leg at the end. I think it would have been easier doing the reverse. Overall, a very enjoyable trail that can be very taxing depending on what shape you are in. Take plenty of water and snacks.

16 days ago

It took me a little to realizes that to get to the canyon trail I had to start on the cedar falls trail. I wish at the beginning of the cedar falls trail they would have also mentioned the canyon trail. The trail was peaceful to me because it ran along the cedar creek the whole time and I could hear the water. I only saw two other people the whole time when I did this trail.

It is really neat to see Native American pictographs that are on the Cave ceiling. Most of the time we see history in museums. It is nice to see some history in nature too.

This is a fun trail is you want to do some free style climbing on these rocks. The photo I submitted is a picture of steps carved into the rocks to help with free style climbing.

I have done this trail several times. It is really easy going down, but a little strenuous on the way back up.

Rock climbing and exploring!

LEGENDARY hike! Running trails, waterfalls, bridges, rock climbing, exploring... Its got it all!

The rock climbing and exploring is top notch!

Great hike! Beautiful, following stream and end at waterfall. I would say it's between easy and moderate for a seasoned hiker. Lots of rocks so watch your footing. Total round trip time was 1 hour.

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1 month ago

The Grotto was beautiful!

Enjoyed looking for petroglyphs in the cave.

very beautiful very fun hike

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1 month ago

I absolutely loved this trail. I completed it after climbing the summit trail at Nebo, so I was exhausted by the end. I recommend making this a one trail day trip...so many beautiful streams and cliffs. Also, make sure you empty your bladder before you go because you hear running water almost the entire time.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous trail, a little more taxing than what I expected. Should have brought a little more than one small bottle of water. Trails are clearly marked, and The Grotto/waterfall was gorgeous, and the waterfall was so cold and refreshing. There was no cell service the entire time, so just something to keep in mind. The round trip loop with a stop/splash at the Grotto took about 2 1/2 hours.

amazing few. deffiniately not an easy trail. take your time, bring lots of water, and maybe an extra bottle for someone already ng the way

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1 month ago

Beautiful scenery, good workout with some elevation changes. Very rocky, be sure to wear shoes with good tread, especially if it has recently rained. My favorite trail at Petit Jean so far. Went on a Friday afternoon in August (very humid, obviously, but not too crazy hot as it is very shaded), didn’t see any other people at all.

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1 month ago

Very fun and warm afternoon. The hike is mostly shaded with a very well maintained and well marked trail. The trail is moderate but may be hard for anyone with knee issues as a lot of the trail consists of rock making a staircase.
The trail starts at Mather Lodge, we parked in the parking lot, used the nice bathrooms in the lodge and then started the hike. We did take an offshoot trail marked bear caves which extended the hike a bit. It took us one hour to get to the falls and back. There are nice rocks by the falls to have a picnic or rest for awhile.
We didn’t see any snakes but when we got back to the trailhead a woman spotted a snake and screamed, we were happy to be done with the trail at that point.

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1 month ago

Did this hike last fall before I was a member.. cooler weather was definitely a plus, loved the hike. Great smells, cool breezes, fall colors in swing.

Lots of fun crevices to explore. Great for the whole family.

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1 month ago

I drove down from Memphis in hopes of getting close to the waterfall. I was led to a trail start that overlooked a valley where I could only hear the waterfall, but there was no visible way down to get close to the fall. I heard what sounded like people below who were possibly hiking to the fall, but no one seemed to know how to get to where they were. I was quite disappointed. I saved up and planned for this trip and saw nothing related to a waterfall.

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1 month ago

I did this hike with my 11yr old son and we really enjoyed it. The trail is nice and shaded for the most part. The highlight is obviously the waterfall and even though it wasn't gushing, it was still beautiful. We spent some time just enjoying that area and taking pics before returning. Be prepared to scramble over some large rocks if you want to get closer to the waterfall. The return is steep at the end as you travel up several switch backs to get back to the lodge where the trail begins. It was steep but not that bad for us. I think we stopped maybe once for a drink of water. I could see it being more troublesome for people with knee or other joint issues. The hike took us a total of 1.5 hours including time hanging out at the waterfall. Great hike and I would love to return sometime after some rain.

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1 month ago

Nice trail marked very well. scenic views and cool caves. creek and waterfall was dry due to lack of rain though. Will return in fall for fall colors. Gradual inclines but still a great workout!

2 months ago

Less traffic than Cedar Falls. We swam in the Blue Hole to cool off (it was a hot day) then took the BSA Trail to Seven Hollows Trail to BSA Trail back to the lodge to make a loop. The scenery on part of the BSA became monotonous and it was hotter than the Canyon Trail, with no wildlife to be heard/seen (rugged country). There were really cool canyons and rock formations from Seven Hollows trail back to the lodge. We did a side trip at Bear Cave Trail too which was really nice.

As everyone said. The waterfall is gorgeous. The stairs back up are brutal.

The cave was super relaxing. You can access this trail from the boy scout loop

We went on a hike here yesterday and it was wonderful. If you do the Rockefeller by itself, then it's an 8 miler. Adding the seven hollow trail is what makes it over 14 miles. During a 90° day, it's tough but well worth it, alot of shade. The sites were spectacular. If you dont wanna do a hike that long, you don't have to. This trail has 5-6 trails within it that range from 1-4 miles. Definitely a hidden gem between 2 national parks and worth the trip!

Great view of waterfall! The walk down is easy. However, on the trip back up the last part will get your heart pumping!

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