Everyone In Arkansas Must Visit This Epic Waterfall As Soon As Possible
Add “hiking the Cedar Creek Trail at Petit Jean State Park” to your list of must-do activities in 2016. Not only is the hike good for the body and mind, but your eyes will be treated to beautiful Cedar Falls. A 95-foot waterfall that’s one of the most popular photography spots in Arkansas, Cedar Falls can be viewed from the Overlook, a vantage point with an obstacle free path where visitors can get an unobstructed view of the waterfall.
The Cedar Creek Trail itself leads hikers and explorers along a lovely section of Cedar Creek above the waterfall. Be forewarned, lesser experienced travelers – the rock paths and steps on the trail constructed in the early 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps can be slightly tricky to maneuver. The trip is worth it, though, once you’re able to view the majesty of Cedar Falls from an outstanding perspective.
The overall length of Cedar Creek Trail is slightly over a mile, and regular hikers should plan on completing the trail in an hour and a half. In addition to seeing Arkansas’s most photographed waterfall on this trail, you’ll see a variety of local bird and plant live at different times of the year. Viewing Cedar Falls, however, is definitely the highlight of the trail.
Some say that summertime is the best time to view Cedar Falls (especially if you’ve got kids who love to swim and play in water,) and others like to visit Petit Jean State Park and see the waterfall in autumn when the leaves are changing, making a dramatic backdrop to an already breathtaking setting. No matter what season you visit, the location will always amaze you and you’ll always come away with a new set of pictures from your last trip.