Glory Hole Waterfall Trail

MODERATE
#2 of 41 trails in Ozark National Forest
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Glory Hole Waterfall Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Deer, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles 374 feet Out & Back
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The trail in to the waterfall is all downhill, so the hike out is all uphill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the waterfall. The waterfall is unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole. The trail in to the water fall is all down hill, so the hike out is all up hill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the water fall. The water fallis unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole instead of over the ledge. Thus the name Glory Hole. Always best to hike in the spring or late fall when water is flowing. Well worth the hike. use extreme caution approaching the water fall from the top

Karla Turner Dotson
3 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Very nice trail. Dog & child friendly. Worth hiking in some mud to see The Glory Hole running.

Brittany Harp
3 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

It is beautiful. Well worth the hike. Very nice cool breeze when you get to the waterfall.

KoDee Browning
8 days ago

38 Completed0 Reviews

Jess Steinert
15 days ago

33 Completed0 Reviews

Really enjoyed this hike and it's easily accessible from the road. The trail is child and dog friendly. You can't miss the trailhead...just look for all the cars parked on the side of the highway. An easy downhill trail that snakes across water a few times. You'll run across a few small waterfalls along the way. Eventually you'll come to the hole that the waterfall flows through. Continue your hike down and around and you'll end up under the ledge to see the water falling through the rock. It stays pretty busy during the day. Crowds tend to taper off in the evening

Marianne Bassinger
20 days ago

16 Completed8 Reviews

Really nice trail you could spend hours on the trail especially once you get to the glory hole well worth the hike All down hill so you know what that means all up hill going back out but not bad at all.

Sherri Breeden Zanders
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

LOVED this hike! Beautiful and easy on the way down...going back up....less fun. Lol! Well worth it though!

Rebecca Cain
1 month ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

Our boys loved Glory Hole!

Heidi Morris Tipton
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

This was just lovely. Tucked away and worth the hike. Pleasantly surprised and highly recommended!

Dottie Smith
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Fantastic !! Worth the hike!!

Griffin Guinn
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Robert Ward
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Very fun trail to hike!

Tara Barger
1 month ago

11 Completed0 Reviews

Fantastic to see once you're there! The parking is very limited, and the whole hike back is uphill, but the glory hole is worth it. You could spend several hours checking out the area near the glory hole.

Jennifer Betzer
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Not as much to see along the way but very cool spot to see. Massive beautiful boulders down by the waterfall, worth the hike

Beth Luebbering
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Amazing! Worth the hike!

Jonathan Jolly
2 months ago

10 Completed0 Reviews

Parking is scarce, there is a little makeshift lot about 200 feet west of the actual trail head that can accommodate maybe 6 or 7 cars. Walk to the falls were not bad, lots of leaves in the fall so be careful of slipping. Walk back up is more of a workout considering its all pretty much uphill. Be careful around the waterfall lots of people have fallen in and gotten seriously hurt. Its very slick and a decent fall with a not so soft landing.

Stephanie Renee
2 months ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

Daniel Matthews
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Brian Beard
2 months ago

7 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike. The Glory Hole is a must see! Lots of scenery.

Brooks Thomas
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Really cool! Never seen a hole worn through a rock like that, wonder how long it took?

Brady Fultz
3 months ago

27 Completed4 Reviews

Lots to see on this trail.