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Best trails in Morrilton

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Looking for a great trail near Morrilton, Arkansas? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Petit Jean State Park or Pinnacle Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Emerald Park or Two Rivers Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Morrilton ranging from 1.2 to 4.4 miles and from 859 to 1,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Morrilton
Top trails (10)
#1 - Seven Hollows Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#2 - Cedar Creek Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 37 m
Cedar Creek loop trail begins at a historic log cabin before descending to a scenic section of Cedar Creek above Cedar Falls. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's, this trail's rock steps and bluffs create a few difficult places, but very scenic.Show more
#3 - Bear Cave Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Bear Cave trail is a walk under, around, through and over gigantic sandstone boulders. The huge rocks form a number of rock shelters and narrow passageways. You can wander through these stone monoliths or walk to the edge of the bluff for great scenic views of the surrounding valley.Show more
#4 - Rock House Cave and Lookout Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Rock House Cave Trail leads to a large rock shelter used by native Americans. It has Native American rock art, created over 500 years ago, if you can find it. The trail also has "turtle rocks" formations along the way. Purple Blazes mark the trail.Show more
#5 - Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Note: As of August 2020, sections of the Boy Scout Trail that run through the Cedar Creek Canyon are currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar Creek was destroyed and the affected trail sections will remain closed until it can be fixed. This closure also affects the Canyon trail and the Cedar Falls Trail. Please do not enter the area at this time. Boy Scout Trail is a loop that encompasses potions of most of the trails in the park, including the most scenic areas in the park: Rockhouse cave, grottos with waterfalls, cascades, towering bluffs with views, historic structures and much more.Show more
#6 - Cedar Falls Overlook ADA walk
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
#7 - CCC Hike & Bike Trail
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This shaded trail connects Mather Lodge to the park campgrounds and is named in honor of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) who constructed Mather Lodge and built many structures that the trail passes. The winding trail offers access to the Cedar Falls Overlook, the Cedar Creek trailhead at the Pioneer Cabin, the park swimming pool, tennis courts and the visitor information center. Using the CCC Hike & Bike trail offers a safe and scenic alternative to traveling along Highway 154 while walking or cycling. Approximate time for trail completion - 1.5 hours (times will vary for equestrian / hiking)Show more
#8 - Cedar Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Note: As of August 2020, the Cedar Falls Trail is currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar Creek was destroyed and so until it can be rebuilt the trail will remain closed. This closure also affects the Canyon trail and segments of the Boy Scout Trail. Please do not enter the area at this time. See the park website for more information: https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/petit-jean-state-park The popular and magical Cedar Falls Trail is known to be one of the most photographed places in all of Arkansas (second only to Whitaker Point in Kingston, AR). The trail, beginning at the visitor center, quickly winds down steeply into the deep Cedar Creek Canyon, and then follows alongside the riffles and rapids of Cedar Creek, under overhangs, and around apartment-sized boulders, until you arrive at the trail's culmination- Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls is a 95 ft. continuously flowing waterfall that forms a large pool at its base (swimming is illegal in this pool). To return to the parking lot, backtrack back up the canyon side.Show more
#9 - Morrilton Nature Trail
Morrilton, Arkansas
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
#10 - Petit Jean Canyon Trail [CLOSED]
Petit Jean State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Update August 2020- The Canyon Trail is currently closed to all hikers due to storm damage in early June. The bridge that crosses Cedar Creek was destroyed - the trail will remain closed until it can be fixed. This closure also affects the Cedar Falls Trail and segments of the Boy Scout Trail. Please do not enter the area at this time.Show more