Posted by Jessie K / Saturday, January 31, 2015 / 1 Comment / Arkansas , Buffalo River , Easy Hike , Hiking , Kid Friendly , My Favorites , Triple Falls , Waterfalls
Triple Falls at Camp Orr in the Buffalo River Area
Triple Falls at the Buffalo River is one of my favorite places in the world. It's beauty has not been matched by anything else i've seen in Arkansas that's for sure.
We've been twice now, once during low water and once during high water. There's no bad time to go though. Even during low water, one of the falls will likely be running and it's an amazing site even then. I must say though...if you catch it during the wet season or after a few days of rainfall, it will take your breath away!
Another big plus about this waterfall is how accessible it is. You'll have to navigate a rather bumpy gravel road, but once you reach the parking area, the trail to the waterfall is easy and super short--it's actually only around a half mile to the waterfall and back again to your car, making this spectacular sight kid and granny friendly!
(more info and directions below)
|My first time visiting Triple Falls was on a very cold and rainy New Years Day 2015. |
There wasn't much water, but as you can see it was still beautiful!
|This picture is from our second visit to the falls in April 2015. |
This was after we had had a few days of rainfall and all 3 falls were going at the same time.
It's quite a site!
Triple Falls Info
Waterfall height: 48 ft.
Trail Length: 1/2 mile roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy/Kid friendly
Directions: From Jasper on hwy 74, travel west to Sherman, turn right at the sign identifying Kyles landing, turn north and travel 1 mile to the fork, stay right (i.e. take the sign leading to Camp Orr) the parking lot is 1.8 miles on the right at the bottom of the hill. The trailhead is on your left.
Please help keep special places like this open for us and future generations of outdoor lovers to enjoy. When people don't behave respectfully, places like these inevitably get shut down and closed to access. Act safely and adopt and adhere to a "leave no trace" policy and always pick up your trash. Even better, try to bring an extra trashbag wherever you go so that when it's possible, you can pick up trash previously left behind if you find it. We can all do our part to make sure these places stay beautiful and open to all!