Glory Hole Waterfall Trail

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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

The trailhead is on Arkansas Routes 16/21, exactly 6.3 miles north of Fallsville, and 2.3 miles south of the 16/21 junction near Swain. The trailhead is unmarked, and there's only room for a couple of cars to park beside the road. If you're coming from the north, look for a dirt-road turnoff on the left side of the road (the dirt road is the trail).

Park at the entry to a dead end dirt road. Space for about 2 cars.

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11 Completed 6 Reviews

Easy to find TH, beautiful area. We went after it had been raining all week and the trail was a bit muddy but nothing to bad! Alot of people were coming in and out.....water coming through "Glory Hole" at a good pace. Would love to see it when it's full force though. The hike back out was a little strenous and it's 2 days later and my thighs are still burning!! So not for the random hiker (like me)!!! But it was well worth it.

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10 Completed 9 Reviews

Really nice easy trail. should go after or during rain to see the falls. we didn't see anyone on the trail until half way back up. Not much wild life.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Sunny and plenty of water flow through the glory hole. I brought a 9 year old and 3 year old and they both made it just fine.

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7 Completed 6 Reviews

This is a gorgeous trail! Make sure and go when there has been rain so that the waterfall is running good!

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Temp. 62 - sunny skies - nice breeze - very small trail head sign. Rained Monday hiked Wednesday. Good water flow at each of the waterfalls. Packed out 3 large Michelob cans some jerks left behind. Otherwise scenery is great. Dogwoods in full bloom. Beautiful. On to the Lost Valley Trail.

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

I have been to the glory hole on several occasions from the end of August when it is too hot and dry to just after a good rain. it is a unique awesome experience and the hike down is great. Hike back, whew!!! better be in good shape.

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6 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a great hike! The views are AMAZING! My family went just after a snow and the water was running great!! Can't wait to go back!

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16 Completed 13 Reviews

The hike out is a little hard because it is all up hill. It is all worth it. The fall is amazing.

Look for the secondary trail that follows the stream. It is a nice hike and a good way to see a couple of small falls.

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52 Completed 52 Reviews

Great easy hike.

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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice short trail, I would prefer it not to be a 4 wheeler rout but otherwise it was a very nice hike, beautiful views once you get to the gloryhole.

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