Glory Hole Waterfall Trail

#2 of 64 trails in Ozark National Forest

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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.

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Alyxandria Riojas (54)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a nice stroll down the trail. It is a bit rough getting down to the actual waterfall, so be careful. Coming back up is literal. It is all up hill. But it is a good work out.

Sherri Shaughnessy (175)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Expected it to be a prettier trail.

Charlene Fraser (138)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Drove two hours to get there. It was easy to find off the hwy. Almost 90 degrees outside, cooler temps under the trees and the water was flowing. Which made the trip worth it. Followed the water past the hole and climbed the rocks back there. Just as beautiful as the waterfall. Worth the drive. I didn't think the climb out was that strenuous.

Leanna Harrison (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing. More challenging that I thought when I saw the mileage. Worth the trip. Traveled 3 hours to get there.

Selena Barclay (70)

2 Completed2 Reviews

The hike is worth it. Just remember when you go down the trail you will have to go up it. It is pretty rough going back up.

David West (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

My Grandson son and myself hiked to the Glory Hole on June 9th, 2015.

We had a very good walk done and enjoyed looking at the Hole. It was a bit wet so we didn't walk on the slippery rock to get under the water hole. Our return trip was a lot tougher. I am diabetic and just about 70. It was very difficult as I had run out of energy and my blood sugar was low. Would prepare myself a little better next time. A young couple that passed us gave me two granola bars and they were a life saver. There are still many wonderful people in the world today,


Joedi Snipes (77)

2 Completed1 Reviews

It was cool, it's a bit tricky. Just look for the nature made steps!!

Gina Saulsbury (506)

17 Completed7 Reviews

Hike down was moderate, hiking back out a little more strenuous.

Kim Cunningham (113)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Easy access off hwy. Nice walk, coming back up can be a bit rough for those of us not in great shape. Heavily travelled trail.

Heather Powell (455)

10 Completed10 Reviews

Today was an absolutely unparalleled day to hike! I chose to seek out the Glory Hole Trailhead, and WOW! 31 cars lining the side of the highway when I arrived. I would never have seen it without that crowd. It was a fun hike. I think it is around two miles in and two out. I meandered along some off shoots that overlooked the stream and minor falls. I also hiked well past the falls, so I maybe covered six miles. Everyone I met was friendly and enjoying the hike. There were many people with dogs of all sizes and breeds. There were many families with children as young as two- my hat is off to the (very muscular) gentleman who carried his toddler the entire way- I think he was one of the military families I saw. There were older couples and college students. What a nice, diverse group of people!
The hike descended the entire way, and is difficult on bum knees. That descent means a heck of an ascent on the return! Great cardio for someone with the winter-lack-of-sufficient-ecercise syndrome! Go see it if you get a chance!