Nice hike but we actually went the wrong way (East Loop) and I’ve never seen more poison ivy in my life. Thankfully, I do t get it. At the 2.3 mi mark we came to a Jeep trail that led us down to the large creek where we had lunch and swam — completely alone. Will have to try the west loop another time.

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flooded
3 days ago

the first time I walked down White Rock Creek, back in the late 80's, with the intention of being the first to run it from top to bottom (and I did!!!) I started at the top of the watershed where the confluence of several micro creeks form White Rock creek. on this hike, I found a pocket knife sticking out of a gravel bar. it was a Queen pocket knife made by Ontario Knife Co. in New York state and Ontario, Canada. I sent the knife back to them and they refurbished for free if I let them display it in their trade show. it was made in 1959 and had been down there since some outdoorsman dropped it decades before. point to the story: its a beautiful trail, but an even more beautiful off-trail hike that is seldom, if ever done. I know, I've probably hiked it more than anyone living! Tim Earnst needs to change the names of the waterfalls in his book back to the ones we listed when we gave him the locations of all the waterfalls. Tim you don't get to name it until you run it!!! there are many waterfalls, slides, ledges, rivulets, protected grottos and even a few patches of old growth forest if you know where to look. you can't go wrong hiking on White Rock creek!

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fee
muddy
3 days ago

The two fall was beautiful the kids enjoyed it.. going down was not that bad... but going up was killer hike

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blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
muddy
7 days ago

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

not open !! does not say it but it is not opened. it is temporarily closed and it does not say when it will open.

Great trail to a beautiful view with my kids (9 & 4) and a kitty on the leash.

Great hike. Rocky in places but beautiful waterfalls at the end! Moderate to hard.

Nice, short, easy hike. AllTrails map took me right to the trail head. I was the only one there this morning which made for a peaceful hike. Look for the brown post, it says Spy Rock once you are close enough to it, the trail head is right there. The trail is flat so easy enough for anyone to do. The overlook is amazing and I bet it looks great at sunset! The road up to the trail was in great condition. As for parking there is a bit of a small section where the road gets a bit wider right across from the trail head to park at.

Beautiful day hiking under the canopy of the Redding/Spy Rock Loop. Trail is very well marked, easy to follow. There a few great spots for camping near Spy Rock. Only saw 3 other groups of hikers and did this hike on a Saturday. Plan to hike this trail again during leaf-off. 8ish miles and took me 3 hours.

Easy, short, flat trail. GREAT VIEWS! Trail head is hard to find, we had to turn around a couple times but the AllTrails GPS is dead on. Look for a brown pole at the beginning of the trail!

Did not enjoy this trail. Not much to see once the trees have leafed out. Incredibly rocky on the eastern side. Western side does not have much water for filtering. Given the other spectacular available trails in this area, I won’t ever try this one again. Maybe I’m picky after hiking the AT and OHT, but this loop was boring.

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flooded
muddy
rocky
29 days ago

Beautiful nice secluded trail.Some areas of the trails are flooded, muddy and it was worth it right at the end. We have to use the log to cross the other side of the creek to get to the waterfall. I rate this hike from moderate to hard hike at times.

Great trail to take for a few hours. Nice overlooks along the way (maybe not so much in the summer). Trail was fairly easy except for the gradual ~800ft climb but overall, 4/5 I'll definitely be going back.

The trail starts directly across the highway, it is kind of hard to find, but worth it for sure.

Absolutely beautiful. I had to improvise in spots bc the campground was closed but so worth it. The trail is clearly marked.

Very easy flat trail. Good for kids, but watch them at the end. There is big drop off at the overlook. The road has been re-graded and new ditches dug. The signs (thin brown fiberglass) at the trailhead were leaning against trees. I put one closer to the road and piled rocks around the base. There is a wide spot on the NE Side of the road to park and the trail is apx. 75' up the hill from the parking area.

hiking
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

This trail is good but hard. Don't take little kids. The final descent to the top of the falls is dangerous if you are having to watch for another person. The blazes are falling off and need to be replaced. As you descend from the top, there is a split in the trail. What is the more worn path is the wrong trail. Go right away from the wrecked car. If you end up by the car, you are going the wrong way. The first time you get to the creek, don't ford it. The trail is to your right.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. About 3 mi to falls. Had some narrow parts of the trail that were mildly difficult for beginners. Overall borderline hard/moderate trail and was a good one!

Fantastic trail with beautiful views! Trail was well cleared, elevation gain going up East Side Loop was a great leg workout. Campground is closed but trail is still easily accessible. Highly recommend for anyone looking for 8+ mile trail. Ozark National Forest is starting to fill in with color! Definitely doing it again!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Fantastic trail to wander or run. And plenty of stops for water for the pup!

Great trail. Reviews below say trees over trail. That's true, but they are easily passable with no technical skills. Two nice waterfalls and the Spy Rock overlook is beautiful. Also, the road you see in the map has been recently improved. Any vehicle can now easily drive to within .5 miles of Spy Rock.

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