This 3-Mile Hike In Arkansas Leads To An Unbelievably Beautiful Waterfall

Most of Arkansas’ natural beauty is easy to spot as soon as you step outside; however, some of the state’s hidden treasures take a bit of effort. This side-trip from the Ozark Highlands Trail is well worth the exertion to reach not one, but two lovely waterfalls. Let’s map out this adventure to reach the gorgeous Punchbowl Falls.

This hike is not recommended for young children or inexperienced hikers. We have plenty of 1 mile and under hikes for the whole family or a different waterfall trail that’s more accessible.

For more detailed directions on this trip we suggest visiting Rick’s Hiking Blog or reading Tim Ernst’s Arkansas Waterfalls Guidebook.

Have you been to Punchbowl Falls? We would love to hear about your hike and see your pictures in our Facebook Group, Arkansas Nature Lovers! You should join for your chance to be featured (like Brennan Duffield today) and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.

If you’d like another natural treasure hunt, take this 5-mile hike to the dreamiest swimming hole you’ve ever seen.