Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail
The Boy Scout Trail connects and follows portions of almost all the trails at Petit Jean State Park. All the different habitats that make up the park's ecosystem are represented on this trail. It is long and at times difficult, so start early and plan to take several breaks. Please register at the Visitor Center if you plan to hike the entire trail. (White Blazes)
Length: 12 miles
Approximate time for trail completion - 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Park Superintendent, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR, 72110, 501-727-5441
GPS Coordinates: 35.128833 -92.925183
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.
Trail Visitor Reviews
By Jesse N on 11/15/2013
Comment: This trail was AWESOME!!!! A nice long distance, it touched on every trail in the park except 7-hollows (which was not far off). This gives you a great view down from all angles at cedar falls, as well as many other wonderful views. Along this trail every formation in the park can be seen from the turtle rocks and caves to the blue hole and many wondrous formations and types of wilderness throughout the park. Of course being 12 miles (plus some if you are a curious person), this hike is for people in very good shape and/or backpackers that plan to camp.
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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