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Sandstone Castles Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3)

This trail leads to some interesting rock house formations and to Twin Falls in the Richland Creek Wilderness.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

83%

Runnable

2,211' 674 m

High

1,199' 365 m

Low

353' 108 m

Up

1,198' 365 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · Views · Waterfall

Description

The trailhead is unmarked and consists of a dirt road pull-off with space for about 4-5 vehicles. The trail is composed of old logging roads and footpaths, which are not maintained. There are inconsistent white/red blazes, cairns, notched trees, and marking tape which loosely signify the trail.

The early sections of trail follow the relatively flat ridgeline, past four decaying sections of stone fence. As you reach the overlook points, you'll come upon the the Arch Caves and Sandstone Castles, which makes for a good lunch spot.

Head back to the trail press on to Twin Falls. The trail drops steeply with no switchbacks. Hiking poles are recommended for this section, especially for coming back up this way. At the bottom of the hollow, find a campsite and fire ring with an overlook of two large waterfalls, which empty into the creek below.

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Missouri Hiker

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#147

in Arkansas

#8,903

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Twin Falls (from below)
Dec 30, 2018 near Marshall, AR
Sandstone Castles
Dec 30, 2018 near Jasper, AR

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