Triple (Twin) Falls, Arkansas

Triple Falls in March 2011

This may be the first waterfall that I can think of that changes its name! If you visit after a nice rainfall, you’ll see Triple Falls, with three separate ribbons of water. If you show up and it’s drier, you might only see two ribbons, and now you can feel free to call it Twin Falls. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Getting to the falls is relatively easy, assuming you head in the right direction. I found what seemed to be the parking area for the falls, and started heading along what seemed like a nice trail. It didn’t lead anywhere (of interest). I kept hiking, and finally gave up. I really hadn’t walked that far, but I had to wonder. And then, I had this clever thought…let’s check the directions again. And after reading the directions, I realized that I might have left and right (or north and south) confused…something of that sort. By chance, I also noticed a sign. It said Twin Falls. Except there’s no Twin Falls in view, even though I hear something. I decide to go to the “other side”, hike a bit, and without much effort, I was viewing Triple Falls!

I’m pretty surprised I saw the Triple version. Many of the other falls in the area seemed rather sparse for March. Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls was almost water-less, as was Liles Falls. I was disappointed with some of the falls, but Triple Falls and Eden Falls ranked as my two Arkansas favorites (of the seven I viewed).

1) From Jasper, head west along AR-74.
2) After driving for a few miles, turn right onto Camp Orr (or Kyle’s Landing) Road. There will be signs for Kyle’s Landing and the Boy Scouts of America Camp Orr indicating the turn.
3) It’s a downhill drive along a gravel road. I don’t remember it being terrible. After a mile, you’ll take a sharp right to continue on Camp Orr Road.
4) Drive down to the bottom of the hill, and look for a sign for Twin Falls just before you enter the Boy Scout Camp. It’s somewhere very near the entrance to your LEFT as you come downhill. I don’t remember the trail being extremely noticeable at first, but once you find the sign, it’s pretty straightforward.
5) Hike the short distance to Triple (Twin) Falls.

Accessibility: 10/10

Where in the World is Triple Falls?: map


Liles Falls, Arkansas

When thinking about a waterfall I’ve visited over a year ago, I sometimes have difficulty recalling the specifics. So let’s start with what I can remember well: I do clearly remember that Liles Falls was one of the more seasonal falls I visited in northwest Arkansas in March 2011. There was very little water flowing over the falls, so little that it really wasn’t worth exploring the second portion of the falls, which requires more effort. Visiting after a significant rainfall is definitely worth it. I also remember it being pretty easy to the get to the falls. It’s not a particularly long hike along the trail.

What I don’t seem to remember as well: I think the road to the falls is gravel, but I don’t remember it being particularly bad. I’ve been on some narrow gravel roads that have made me nervous, but I don’t remember that here. I feel like I passed a forest ranger, who must have wondered what I was doing in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. I don’t remember whether there was an area for parking at the “trailhead” to the falls. I wasn’t there for any significant amount of time, and I really just remember not being that impressed…


  1. The road leading to Liles Falls is found off of AR-7 between Jasper and Pruitt. If you’re coming from Jasper, you’d be heading northeast along 7.
  2. On your left, you will come to County Road 79, also known as Erbie Campground Road. Turn left onto Co. Rd. 7.
  3. Head about 3.5 miles along County Road 79/Erbie Campground Road. You’ll pass the Cedar Grove Picnic Area.
  4. At 3.5 miles, park right after crossing the small creek. I don’t believe it was flowing significantly when I was there, as it feeds the falls.
  5. Head downhill along the pretty clear trail (though I don’t remember if it was marked).

Accessibility: 8/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 41′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

Liles Falls at very low flow in March 2011

Where in the World is Liles Falls?