If you love waterfalls as I do, then you have to put Twin Falls on your list of waterfalls to visit. Twin Falls sits in the Buffalo River Valley, just northeast of Ponca, Arkansas.
Directions To Twin Falls
To reach the falls, you take Highway 7 out of Harrison. Take a right off Highway 7 onto Highway 74 and look for Camp Orr road. Camp Orr road is approximately 6 miles from the turn onto Highway 74.
I’ve included a map from Google here:
Best Times To Visit Twin Falls
Twin Falls is obviously most spectacular when there has been rain in the area. It is best to visit during the wet season in the spring or fall. You may also see
I would be remiss if I didn’t warn you about the steep road to reach Twin Falls. This road is not recommended for low passenger cars or the family mini-van.
We shot the video below to give you an idea of what to expect. Unfortunately, due to the wide-angle of the action cam we used, you really don’t get the true feeling of how steep the road is. But when there is a sign on the side of the road warning you to stop and let your brakes cool before going any further, that should give you an idea. We actually stopped twice to let the brakes cool, even though I was only using them when absolutely necessary.
Below is the video:
Hiking To Twin Falls
When you arrive at the parking area, the trail to the falls is well marked and well worn. In the wet season, you can hear the falls as soon as you get out of your vehicle.
Walk the trail that follows a small stream for about 400 yards to the bottom of the falls. When you arrive at the falls, this is what you will see:
As you can see, after the recent rains in the area, there are actually 3 separate falls. This is the reason some people will refer to these falls as Triple Falls.
There are a couple of other trails you can follow that branch off of the main trail. One of these trails will take you to the top of the falls. We didn’t climb to the top of the falls on this visit, but I have done it in the past. Below is a view from the top of the falls from a past trip.
The height of Twin Falls is approximately 50 feet. To give you an idea of the scale, below is a photo of my partner William Mattison standing in front of Twin Falls.
If you are visiting the Harrison, AR area, be sure and plan a visit to Twin Falls. Just keep in mind the cautions about the steep road, and you should be fine. Also, a word of caution about the area. Many of the places we visit, including this one, have steep cliffs and slick terrain. Be careful in these areas, as a fall could result in severe injury or even death if you aren’t paying attention.