For a refreshing trek in the woods, head to the forest next to the Upper District of the Buffalo National River. There, you’ll find Balanced Rock Falls Trail and it’s truly one-of-a-kind! This short, but sweet hike through the Boxley Valley, will entice nature lovers in the best of ways. Let’s head to this off-the-beaten-path trail in Arkansas to get (safely) lost in the woods and away from it all.

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Wanna glimpse into this unique Arkansas waterfall? Check out this YouTube video by Zach Hollenbaugh highlighting some cool scenes in the area. 

Have you made it to Balanced Rock Falls? We would love to see your trail photos in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.

Also, before you hit the trails, check out our ultimate hiking packing list for all your hiking essentials. It features some really cool stuff that will make your hiking adventure easy breezy.

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What are the best waterfalls in Arkansas?

Aside from Balanced Rock Falls, there are lots of Arkansas waterfalls that are worth exploring. Here are some of the best waterfalls in Arkansas that are worthy of your bucket list:

  • Falling Water Falls, Sand Gap
  • Hemmed-In Hollow Falls, Compton
  • Pam's Grotto, Hagarville
  • Glory Hole Falls, near Deer
  • Cedar Falls, Morrilton
  • Short Grotto Falls, Oark
  • Car Wash Falls, Hagarville
  • Mirror Lake Falls, Fifty-Six
  • Six Finger Falls, Pelsor
  • Kings River Falls, Witter

Be sure to read this previous article to discover more about the
best waterfalls in Arkansas.

What are the best hiking trails in Arkansas?

When it comes to hiking trails in Arkansas, the possibilities are endless! But here are some of my favorites that you should visit for yourself:

  • Lost Valley Trail, near Ponca
  • Indian Rockhouse Nature Trail, near Yellville
  • Whitaker's Point (Hawksbill Crag), Kingston
  • North Rim Trail (Mount Magazine State Park), Paris
  • Goat Trail (Buffalo Wilderness Area), Ponca
  • Yellow Rock Trail (Devil’s Den State Park), Winslow
  • Seven Hollows Trail (Petit Jean State Park), Morrilton

Of course, there are so many more incredible trails that you must explore, so be sure to read our previous article with more of the
best hiking trails in Arkansas.

What are the best state parks in Arkansas?

If you’re searching for outdoor adventure, then you must visit the state parks in Arkansas. Luckily, there are 52 state parks in the Natural State so there is plenty to choose from. But here are the best state parks in Arkansas that I personally recommend:

  • Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
  • Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
  • DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
  • Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
  • Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
  • Devil's Den State Park, Winslow
  • Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
  • Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs
  • Village Creek State Park, Wynne
  • Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena

If you would like to read more about these parks, check out our article highlighting the
best state parks in Arkansas.

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