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Crack in Rock Trail in Van Buren, AR

Crack in Rock Trail in Arkansas

I hiked Crack in Rock Trail with my two boys and my mom in January. This 1.5 mile loop trail is family friendly and has some really beautiful sights including Lee Creek, a waterfall, a big crevasse to explore, huge boulders, a variety of plantlife, bluffs, an old cemetary in the woods, etc.

My 6 and 3 year old did really well on this trail. There are some tall bluffs, and the crack in the rock is deep, but the bluffs are plenty of distance from the main trail and you can easily navigate the trail without going too close to the crack.

We were losing daylight so we didn't have enough time to explore below the crack in the rock, but it looked really interesting so we'll definitely be returning another time! We did however explore the area around the waterfall. Getting down there with the kids was a bit of a challenge, but we took it really slow and cautious and the payoff was lots of playtime in the creek gulch which was absolutely beautiful!

(Trail info and directions below)

Crack in Rock Trail in Arkansas
Lee Creek is beautiful! 

Crack in Rock Trail in Arkansas

Crack in Rock Trail in Arkansas

Unmarked grave stones can be found all over this area in the woods

We found this really neat lean-to shelter that someone had built. Hopefully it's still upright if you visit the trail. The kids thought it was really neat! 

Crack in Rock Trail in Arkansas
Oh that Ozark water! <3

Crack in Rock Trail
1.5 Mile Loop
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 
Kid Friendly: yes
Parking Lot & Bathrooms 
Directions: Located at Lee Creek reservoir, north of Van Buren, take exit hwy 59 north 1.1 miles to Old Uniontown rd, turn left, go 1.5 miles and turn left on Pine Hollow rd., go 1.9 miltes and turn left on Gelly rd. (Church on corner) go .7 miles to parking lot. Trail head is on NW corner of the parking lot.

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