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This is a Petit Jean State Park trail.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

865' 264 m

High

598' 182 m

Low

252' 77 m

Up

273' 83 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall

Description

This is by far the most popular trail to visit at Petit Jean. The first section of the trail descends rapidly into the creek valley by stone steps constructed by the CCC. The trail follows the creekbed until you reach Cedar Falls, a 90 foot waterfall. Unfortunately, it is now unlawful to swim in the pool at the bottom of Cedar Falls, but the boulders surrounding the pool offer an excellent location to eat lunch.

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Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Troy Hartwig

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  4.8 from 12 votes

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#8

in Arkansas

#484

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Photos

View from the trail
Apr 28, 2022 near Atkins, AR
View from the trail
Apr 28, 2022 near Atkins, AR
Look Overlook Platform
Dec 6, 2020 near Atkins, AR
View from the trail
Apr 28, 2022 near Atkins, AR
View from the trailhead next to the lodge
Apr 28, 2022 near Atkins, AR
View from the trail
Apr 28, 2022 near Atkins, AR

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Apr 30, 2024
Bradley West
Apr 28, 2022
Stewart Carnes
Jul 12, 2021
Troy Hartwig
May 28, 2021
Barbara Pelton
0.9mi — 2h 10m
Sep 24, 2019
Andy Grewell
Oct 7, 2018
Michelle Lepitre
Oct 7, 2018
Briana Graves
Sep 15, 2018
Michelle Clinton Munoz
Beautiful, popular 1.8mi
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