Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Falls Branch Trail

 4.0 (1)

1.7 Miles 2.7 Kilometers


89%

Runnable

247' 75 m

Ascent

-277' -84 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

544' 166 m

High

310' 94 m

Low

Shared By Aaron Sanderson

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

This is a moderately easy trail with great water features that you can knock out in an hour with kids.

Aaron Sanderson

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Some of the trails in Lake Catherine State Park close during hunting season, but this one usually stays open year round. Check with the park service just to make sure.

Description

At about 1.7 miles long, this is a nice, easy, family-friendly trail. From the parking lot, head south on the trail, which in the beginning is shared with the Horseshoe Mountain Trail. After only a tenth of a mile, the Horseshoe Mountain Trail splits off to the right and you begin to follow the Falls Branch Trail. In the beginning of the loop there is a little bit of climbing, but after midway the trail is mostly a gentle descent. There is a beautiful waterfall (Falls Branch Falls) about 75% of the way through the trail (about one mile from the start). The waterfall is a lovely spot where we often allow the children to splash around and swim, and makes a great place for a picnic.

During the spring, summer, and early fall, runners are encouraged to wear long pants and bring bug repellent—there are ticks and mosquitoes. There is usually light to moderate traffic on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, mushrooms, hardwoods, and pines all grow here. Small creatures can be found everywhere. Be cautious of ticks and snakes, especially in the spring and summer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arkansas State Parks

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#8262

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#74

in Arkansas

#8,262

Overall
27 Views Last Month
366 Since Mar 19, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running