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Cedar Falls Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Region: Arkansas River Valley

Length: 2 miles round trip [?] * Approximate time for trail completion - 1 1/2 - 2 hours (times will vary for equestrian / hiking)

Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous

Trail Type:  Hiking Trail

For Information:
Park Superintendent, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR, 72110, (501) 727-5441

The trail begins behind the breezeway at Mather Lodge, a majestic CCC rustic style mountain lodge, and winds down into Cedar Creek Canyon. Massive stone boulders and large trees adorn the trailside. The trail then follows Cedar Creek to 95-foot Cedar Falls, one of the tallest continuously flowing waterfalls in the state. This is a photographer's paradise. (Orange Blazes)

Trailhead Information

Trail Start
Trail begins behind Mather Lodge through the breezeway.

Exit No. 108 off I-40 at Morrilton, 9 miles south on Hwy. 9, then 12 miles west on Hwy. 154

GPS Coordinates:
35.117073986710 -92.93882131576

See nearby trails:

Canyon Trail :: 0.02 miles away.
CCC Hike & Bike Trail :: 0.17 miles away.
Bear Cave Trail :: 0.33 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.

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