[This post was originally published on June 16, 2011 in the blog "Exploring Northwest Arkansas."]
Triple Falls (aka “Twin Falls”) at Camp Orr may be our favorite place in the Buffalo River area (so far).
The waterfall is fed by two water sources. (That is the reason for the alternate name “Twin Falls.”) The primary source is a fresh-water spring. This allows for water to flow year-round at this spectacular spot. The third waterfall, which is fed by a creek, may not be present during the dry season.
There are several ways to get to Triple Falls — there is a simple, short and flat route up from Camp Orr, a Boy Scout camp along the Buffalo River. (Word is that the final bit of this road to the camp is VERY rough, so if you don’t have a four-wheel drive, this may not be the route for you. There is also a pull-out parking spot that allows for quick access off of the main road to Camp Orr . This is the route described in Tim Ernst’s waterfall book.)
[This post was originally published on June 16, 2011 on the blog "Exploring Northwest Arkansas."]
The Glory Hole is one of the most unique waterfalls in the Ozarks. When the water is really flowing, the hike to it adds to the spectacular appeal of this short trail.
The trail is in the Buffalo District of the Ozark National Forest. The trailhead is off of Highway 16, about 5 .7 miles east of Fallsville in Newton County, Arkansas.
The trail starts off down an old road for a stretch, then drops off to the right down a pretty good slope. Eventually, you cross the stream that leads to the falls. If the stream is really moving here, you’re in for a real treat at the falls.
On New Year’s Day, I headed up to Devil’s Den State Park, hoping to get some good waterfall pictures due to recent rain we had in the area. (The waterfall is on the Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail aka the cave trail.)
It’s a seasonal waterfall so it doesn’t flow most of the year, especially not when we are in drought conditions.
The water volume that morning turned out to be pretty small, but it was nice to see something flowing. These are some photos I took. (Click for larger view. More below the jump.)