The Arkansas Trail That Leads To A Stairway Waterfall Is Heaven On Earth
It’s easy to spend a week backpacking the 23-mile North Sylamore Creek Trail. After all, this hike showcases gorgeous bluff views of the surrounding valley, peaceful campgrounds all along the way, and ends at the beloved Blanchard Springs. Don’t worry though, we don’t expect you to tackle the entire trip today. A portion of the trail leads to the Gunner Pool Rec Area. It’s here you’ll discover a stunning staircase waterfall (which, thanks to all the rain is in full force right now). Let’s reward ourselves with a trail well hiked by finding this little piece of heaven on earth.
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A wonderful resource before taking on the North Sylamore Creek Trail (whether just this portion or the whole thing) is Ouachita Maps.
Did you venture the trail? Or did you just skip over to Gunner Pool? We don’t mind either way but we’d love to see your photos! Some of these captures came from the members of our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured (like Brennen Duffield today) and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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