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Address: Russellville, AR

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Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area in the Ozarks is a beautiful site. It is located about 30 minutes north of Russellville, AR up Arkansas highway 7 to Arkansas highway 16. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area in the Ozarks is a beautiful site. It is located about 30 minutes north of Russellville, AR up Arkansas highway 7 to Arkansas highway 16. There are 2 trails and it is about 1 miles from the parking area to the pedestal rocks. The hike is moderate. Very cool location. See photos I uploaded.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great outdoor fun in the National Forest. Not much else but hike, camp, fish, swim, off-road, horse riding, photography to do here.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We just drove through looking for bears. ( We didn't see any. ) But it does make for a good drive. Pretty scenery and views. Not a "must do" but definitely not a waste of time, particularly for nature lovers.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the scenic view, curvy roads and all there is to do. Hiking, horseback riding, 4 wheelers, lots of waterfalls, creeks if you know where to go. Amazing picnic areas.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that we missed the fall colour by a few days, this is still some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer. My first visit to the Ozarks and I hope to go back some day and maybe hit the peak this time!

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houstonburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What spectacular views we saw! LOTS of hair pin turns and even saw some snow still accumulated on the ground! Nothing blooming just yet, but, in about a month, this will be fabulous!

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The colors of the leaves were just turning and made for beautiful scenery. The scenic byway, Highway 7 was a most delightful day adventure across northern AR.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was worth a short 6 mile drive east on Hwy 16 during our trip from Clarksville to Branson on scenic Hwy 7. The 2.2 mile RT walk to see the rocks and caves under them was enjoyable. The trees were just starting to show color, so end of Oct or early Nov are probably ideal for optimal fall colors.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My absolute favorite place in the world. A must see in the fall when the leaves are changing. Or, a drive to Ponca to see the Elk and stay in a unique cabin in a cave is also a must. Great fishing too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The scenic area consists of 2 hiking trails Pedestal Rocks (2.2 mi) and Kings Bluff (1.7 mi). Regardless of your hiking skills, it's worth the trip. You will see unique formations, called pedestals that were formed by weathering. Kings Bluff features a waterfall that flows over the ledge. The trail is located at the top of the Illinois Bayou River... More 

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Address: Russellville, AR
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Russellville

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