Park Hours:

Visitor Center Open All Year:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

With the following exceptions:
May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April, May, Aug. 12-31, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Canyon Trail

Once part of the Boy Scout Trail, this trail follows Cedar Creek's many small falls and deep pools as it splashes through the Cedar Creek Canyon. Large boulders and huge pines and sycamores dominate this very pleasant trail. (Yellow Blazes)

Length: 1 mile; 2 miles if backtracking to Cedar Falls Trail
Approximate time for trail completion - 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Type:

Hiking Trail

For Information:
Park Superintendent, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR, 72110, 501-727-5441

The Canyon Trail is considered easy, but the section on Cedar Falls Trail is moderate to strenous.

Trail Start
The Canyon Trail is accessed from the Cedar Falls Trailhead.

GPS Coordinates: 35.117283 -92.938733

Take Exit #108 off I-40 at Morrilton and travel nine miles south on Hwy. 9, then go 12 miles west on Hwy. 154; or from Dardanelle, travel seven miles south on Hwy. 7, then go 16 miles east on Hwy. 154 to the park.

See nearby trails:

Cedar Falls Trail :: 0.02 miles away.
CCC Hike & Bike Trail :: 0.17 miles away.
Bear Cave Trail :: 0.34 miles away.

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Trail Visitor Reviews

By Jesse N on 11/15/2013

Comment: This was a nice leisurely stroll on the way to the blue hole. There are several natural bridges that were cool to check out and where this trail ends there was a nice crossing that was great for picture taking.

To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.

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