Backpack to the Sandstone Castles

8 Miles Round Trip - 1000 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Richland Creek Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Tyler Fountain

Get an early start out to the Richland Creek Campground and set off on a day's hike to the popular Twin Falls and then continue on to the not-so-trafficked "Sandstone Castles".

From the Richland Creek campground, Twin Falls is an approximate 3 mile hike followed by another mile (give or take) to the "Castles". Directly above a small camping area on top of Twin Falls there begins a more primitive trail up the center on the ridge that will take you straight to the enormous bluffs and 2 large caves that make a solid campsite for anywhere from 1-10 people. The hike is fairly steep in the initial half-mile (you will gain hundreds of feet in elevation) and not necessarily great for beginners but for the avid hiker, this is a great trail to spend the day backpacking and ends with one of Arkansas' hidden treasures. The Richland Creek area is also known for some great rock climbing! 

Tags

Rock Climbing
Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Details

8 Miles
1000 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

Stay Nearby

Branson, Missouri

Branson KOA

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs KOA

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA

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