Little Cedar Creek

Jessieville, Arkansas (Perry County)

Last Updated: 06/06/2019
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.9 miles
Highest Elevation: 493 feet
Duration: About 10 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Jessieville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Jessieville
Official Road Name: 793
Management Agency: Ouachita National Forest
District: Winona Ranger District


Highlight: Little Cedar Creek
Little Cedar Creek/FR793 is just shy of a mile long, but don't let that fool you, Little Cedar Creek has plenty to offer that could very well take the better part of a day or even the weekend! For instance, there's Forked Mountain, camping by the cave, and Forked Mountain Falls. Forked Mountain has an ancient Romeo & Juliet style legend that goes along with it. It's a tale of two young Native Americans whose love for each other was forbidden, and in the end, created Forked Mountain. It's possible to climb to the top but it's not for the faint of heart. The climb covers 700' in approximately 1/4 mile and the descent is extremely treacherous. The spectacular view from the top is exceptionally rewarding but this trek is dangerous and not for everyone. What is for everyone is the amazing camping area tucked away at the foot of a shallow cave and the leisurely .8-mile stroll to Forked Mountain Falls. This is an excellent area to set up a base camp and explore the multitude of forest roads in the area. Cedar Creek Lake is just a few minutes away and a great place to get the kayak in the water or catch some tasty catfish, largemouth bass or bream for dinner. This is an epic spot in the Ouachita National Forest and should definitely be put on the 'ol bucket list.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead off of North Fork/Trail 86.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Jessieville, Arkansas

From the Jessieville Forestry Information Visitor Center, travel northeast on AR-7 N for 13.4 miles. Turn right onto Trail 86 and travel 4.8 miles to Little Cedar Creek/ FR793 and turn right. This is the trailhead.



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Writer Information

Derek Shoptaw

I am an Arkansas native that has a passion for exploring the roads less traveled, turning wrenches, getting dirty and having fun. I drive a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and enjoy finding and sharing with others what is in their own back yard. For some reason, most people think they have to plan some extravagant trip for it to be an adventure. While I don't want to take anything away from an extravagant trip out of state, an epic offroad adventure could be right down the road if you know where to look. I try to find these places and share them with others. It isn't always necessary to travel out of state in order to have a good time. In my opinion the great state of Arkansas offers everything a person could want if you know where to find it. I have an off-road Facebook page I call Offroad Testament, I'm also on Instagram and YouTube as Offroad Testament. Please take a moment to look them up and see what I'm about. Be safe, have fun and Happy Trailing✌️
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