Hike to V Slot Falls, Bear Creek Canyon

2.5 Miles Round Trip - 600 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

V Slot Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Jim Bellings

You'll find 5 incredible waterfalls after a short, but steep bushwhack into Bear Creek Canyon.

Find County Road 1802 in Hagarville, Arkansas off of Arkansas Hwy 123. Travel about 2.2 miles down the road and park. Coordinates 35.68642, -93.17392

You'll start hiking west and should find yourself on the right hand side of wet weather ravine. Look closely as you follow this ravine, you'll see pink markers hanging from tree branches as you descend deeper toward Bear Creek Canyon.

You'll come across 2 of the 5 waterfalls pictured at Coordinates 35.68930, -93.18470. The waterfalls are named Sidewinder and Swamp Falls. If the water level is low you can climb down below Swamp Falls for some fantastic pics.

Journey upstream a short distance and you'll approach Baby Bear Falls. Take in the sight and shoot some pics before turning around and heading back downstream.

You'll want to go past Sidewinder and Swamp Falls continuing downstream to V Slot Falls. I recommend a rope if you want to climb into the slot cut into the rock over centuries of erosion. Truly a magnificent sight. On this day the creek was flowing descent, but not enough water to form a "V" around the boulder pictured.

A little further downstream and you'll reach the last waterfall. This one is Slot Pool Falls. I ate lunch here. It'd be the perfect place for a summer swim if you were up to bushwhacking through thorns, poison ivy and all the undergrowth associated with warm weather in the Ozarks.

Tags

Hiking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Details

2.5 Miles
600 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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