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Best trails in Pelsor

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Looking for a great trail near Pelsor, Arkansas? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 Lake Dardanelle State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area or Smith Creek Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Pelsor ranging from 1.5 to 7 miles and from 1,853 to 2,208 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 Pelsor
Top trails (7)
#1 - Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Arch & Pedestal Rocks, Caves Trail follows an unofficial trail and bushwhack from Richland Creek NF campgrounds to the bluffs deep in the wilderness that contain caves, an arch and Pedestal rocks. Waterfalls and cascades are passed on the way to the caves. The Bluffs containing the caves are about 1 mile past the twin falls. From Twin falls you cross the river below the falls, climb the steep hillside to the right, turn sharp left and cross back over the river above the falls and then follow the ridge line about 1 mile to the bluffs containing the caves.Show more
#2 - Kings Bluff and Pedestal Rocks
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#3 - Falling Water Scenic Drive
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 15.3 mi
Falling water falls is on the right at 2.3 miles, Six Finger falls is at mile 6 on the left. Other falls in are in the area. Primitive camping with no facilities at Richland Creek campsite. Pit toilet and picknic tables, fire rings. Richland Creek has several falls that can be bushwacked to. Great area to enjoy.Show more
#4 - King's Bluff Loop Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
Both the Pedestal Loop and the King's Bluff Loop Trails are accessed from the Pedestal Rocks Trailhead.Show more
#5 - Twin Falls via Sandstone Castle Trailhead
Richland Creek Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
If you want to see Twin Falls after a lot off rain and you feel like you can't get in from Richland Creek Campground, this is the trail you want. It will take you through the famous Sandstone Castles, downhill, and bring you right to the middle of the top of the falls. There is an established campsite at the top of the falls and you can make your way across the two forks and down to the bottom for a spectacular view. There is also camping at Sandstone Castle and many people pitch there tents inside the caves there. It is mostly downhill all the way to the falls so be be prepared to climb all the way back out. Show more
#6 - Native American Falls
Ozark -St. Francis National Forest
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 54 m
#7 - Ozark Highlands Trail from Fairview Campground
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 56 m
Fairview National Forest Campground is located on 7hwy, just north of Pelsor, Arkansas. It has picnic tables and primitive for fee campsites w/fire rings. The view is exceptional with gorgeous sunsets. It is a good staging ground for hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. The campground is an access point to the Ozark highland trail.Show more