A Spectacular Arkansas Waterfall
Cedar Falls is probably the main attraction of Petit Jean State Park in central Arkansas (pronounced "Petty Jean").
If you're in Arkansas and love waterfalls,
I recommend the one mile hike (each way) on the Cedar Falls Trail to Cedar Falls.
NOTE: Do not confuse the Cedar Falls Trail with the Cedar Creek Trail or the Cedar Falls Overlook. I didn't visit either of those places, but
I'd have to think that the Cedar Falls Trail, which leads to the waterfall's base, must be the best way to enjoy this natural treasure.
The trailhead begins behind the Mather Lodge inside the park.
I don't know many geological terms, but the tall circular rock walls make this valley special.
It's like you're in an ampitheater of sorts. So pretty!
In the top right photo, notice the young man who stood directly under the waterfall. That's brave! :)
I got under the waterfall three times. Don't believe me? Watch Video #4 below. :)
Getting drenched by Cedar Falls was so joyful and freeing.
When I look back on the Year 2013, standing under that waterfall will be one of the top highlights.
Now, I am "Colorado Guy" and I've done a lot of touring of Colorado waterfalls,
but this Cedar Falls in Petit Jean State Park was probably my all-time best waterfall experience in my life.
The hike was long enough, but not too long. The viewing spots of the waterfall were plentiful and excellent for photography.
You can stand under the waterfall if you're bold enough, and the pool of water is
good for swimming. Lastly, the water seems to run hard enough that it's worth a visit any time of the year. Definitely go!
One more image of this glorious place.
The most common viewing spot.
A different perspective from the left.
Approaching the base.
Me getting drenched. :)
Another video at the base.
Not my video. A great one when the water was running harder.