Hidden Trio of Waterfalls You Must Visit in NWA

July 26th, 2019 by


Arkansas has long been revered for its natural beauty and abundant outdoor recreational activities– it’s called the natural state for a reason. Whether you love biking along river trails, hiking through brush-ridden trails or fishing hidden river-bends, Arkansas offers a little something for everyone. Northwest Arkansas has plenty of hiking trails for the casual hiker or everyday enthusiast near Springdale. Let’s take a look at one of our favorites!

Hagarville, AR is a sleepy town located nearly two hours southeast of Springdale. Hagarville’s main attraction is Haw Creek Falls Campground, a local favorite for camping, swimming, fishing and hiking. The waterfalls are just six-feet tall but span forty-feet, opening up into a tranquil swimming hole. The hike from the campground’s parking lot to Haw Creek Falls is a mere 0.2 miles, but you’ll enjoy the serene beauty of the pool and the ease of access. 

One waterfall not enough? Hop on the Ozarks Highlands Trail that runs through the Haw Creek Falls recreational area and follow the creek upstream toward Pack Rat Falls. You won’t have to walk too far to see this gorgeous waterfall, another short 0.25-mile walk, but you’ll be more than happy you ventured this far. The 24-foot cascading waterfall commands attention and makes for a beautiful scene amidst the lush, green Arkansas pines. 

More waterfalls? We’ve got you covered. Backtrack down to the Haw Creek Falls rec area and cross Arkansas HWY 123 and continue along the right side of the creek for another quarter mile. You’ll find yourself enchanted by Pam’s Grotto, surrounded by bluffs and a towering 37-foot waterfall. This might be the most beautiful of the three waterfalls in the area. Snap a couple of pictures and soak it all in before trekking back to Haw Creek Falls campground. Need to cool off? Hop in Haw Creek Fall’s swimming hole and relax a bit before calling it a day. 

Even though you’re in the forest, be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water! Haw Creek Falls is worth a day-trip and is easy enough for the whole family to hike and enjoy. Looking for a new ride to help you get out and explore the natural state? Here at McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Springdale, we’ve got a fantastic selection of off-road-ready Jeeps. The 2019 Jeep Compass will have you planning out your next trip for months to come! Give us a call, fill out our contact form, or use the map located on the right to visit us in person and set up a test drive today! We hope to earn your business at McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Springdale!

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