Petit Jean State Park

4.80 out of 5
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Get information on the more than 20 miles of hiking trails in Arkansas that will guide you to Petit Jean's secrets. Walk to the spectacular 95 foot Cedar Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Arkansas, meander through amazing geology on the Seven Hollows, or enter Rock House Cave and view ancient pictographs.
Trail length: 20 miles
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    Reviews of Petit Jean State Park

    Reviewed by Tom Clark on July 5, 2016

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    We hit the trails at Petit Jean, 7/2/16. It was about 92 degrees with very high humidity. The heat made the trails a little more difficult than they already are, but that didn't keep them from being trekked on a holiday weekend. From Mather's Lodge, we first took the Cedar Falls Trail down into the valley. I'd been here about 10 years ago and had forgotten how far down you go and how far you have to come back up. It was a tough hike, but extremely fun. Even though the water level was low, it was still beautiful. After a short rest back up top, we took off on the 1/2 mile Bear Cave Trail to some awesome rock formations and back for another short rest. Lastly, we then traveled another 1/2 mile on the Overlook Trail to see Cedar Falls from up high. I would say all of these are must sees for anyone who wants to visit here. We managed about 6 miles even in the heat and enjoyed every step and every view. All of the trails we managed are very well marked, easy to follow and are moderate to strenuous in ability. We'll be going back in the fall to do some more trails when it cools down a bit.
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    Reviewed by Angela Bradford on February 15, 2016

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    Loved the trail. Had a great day of hiking and taking pics.
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    Reviewed by johncobb71 on August 16, 2014

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    Easy short trails along with challenging longer trails...something for every one!
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    Reviewed by Cheryl Walker on August 22, 2013

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    Several trails to choose from with varying difficulty. Spring and fall are great times to visit because of the budding trees and beautiful leaves plus cooler temperatures. Also, the waterfall is heavier during spring and fall due to more rain. Great place to hike!
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    Reviewed by polskaburza on February 28, 2013

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    Petit Jean is one of my favorite parks, the trails here offer something for everyone, and all of them have some really neat spots to hang out in. The Bear Cave trail and the Rock House trail both go to caves, and are fairly short. the Rcok House even has some cave paintings for those of you that want to search for them. The Boy Scout Trail is 12 miles long and is good for strong day hikers. Both the Cedar Falls and Seven Hollows trail are nice trails for a good walk, but getting out of the canyon from Cedar Falls can be challenging for some.
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