Day 173: Pedestal Rocks / Kings Bluff Falls

by John Nelson June. 22, 2010 2875 views

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area [] near Pelser, Arkansas is beautiful area. A 2.2 mile hike takes you along a huge bluff of stacked & pedestal rock formations. I'm petrified of heights, so I stayed WAY back from the edge. The bluffs' height varies from 100-150 feet with huge breaks in the bluff line where pedestals have formed.

Kings Bluff Falls [] is a seasonable water fall that falls off the 100+ foot Kings Bluff. During the summer, the water flow is basically a trickle. Also, without scaling down the bluff or hiking around a huge mountain, getting a good shot of these falls is tough. I opted for the safe top-of-the-bluff shot. More of a documentary shot than a “landscape photograph”. It basically proves I was there. Not much to offer visually.

The view from Kings Bluff overlooking the Ozark National Forest. The top of a pedestal rock is in the foreground. The tree sticking up is at least 120 feet tall.

One of the pedestal rocks along the bluff line. The bluff line breaks apart a lot, creating crevaces and these pedestal rock formations.

Kings Bluff Falls at a trickle. At over 100 feet tall, it is one of Arkansas' tallest waterfalls. I'll revisit here after heavy rainfall to get a better flow.

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Andrea 11 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic place!

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Lucinda 11 years, 1 month ago

Very nice views. Well done.

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Kaitlyn 11 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful views!!!

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