Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

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Petit Jean State Park is a real gem. We would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in this region of Arkansas. It reminds us a bit of Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. The RV park is nice and spacious, surrounded by pine trees, and near Lake Bailey. During the week we haven’t run across too many people on the trails, and the campgrounds were relatively empty. As the weekend hit, that changed; this place is really popular! But there is plenty of room for everyone and plenty of hiking to go around.

We checked out Rock House Cave and Bear Cave areas, which are two of the shortest trails.
(Wir besuchten Rock House Cave und Bear Cave, zwei der kürzesten Wege.)

Rock House Cave

Bear Cave

There are some nice overlooks in the park with views for miles.
(Es gibt einige schöne Aussichtspunkte in den Park. Mann kann dort für Meilen sehen.)

M.A Richter Memorial Overlook

CCC Overlook

The hikes we did included the Seven Hollows Trail where there is a Natural Bridge, a Grotto with waterfall, and “Turtle Rocks” as well as the Cedar Falls Trail (the park’s most popular hike) to the base of Cedar Falls (mentioned in the park Trails Map pamphlet as “one of the state’s most spectacular sights”). We agree! We added the Canyon Trail, out and back, onto this hike to get a little more distance in.

Seven Hollows Trail

Cedar Falls Trail

Our stay here has been great, but since we have seen most everything by now, we are ready to move on to the next place!

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