Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff Loops

The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area is a magical place. Give yourself four hours to explore, and you’ll wish for eight. Allow a full day and you’ll wish for two days!

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View of one pedestal from the trail.

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A tall and narrow pedestal viewed from the bluff line.

The same pedestal as the previous viewed from down below the bluff.

The same pedestal as the previous viewed from down below the bluff.

Arched rocks below the bluff.

Arched rocks below the bluff.

A cave that makes a suitable bedroom down below the bluff.

A cave that makes a suitable bedroom down below the bluff.

You'll follow bluff lines on the Pedestal Loop Trail and the Kings Bluff Loop Trail.

You’ll follow bluff lines on the Pedestal Loop Trail and the Kings Bluff Loop Trail.

Small portion of Kings Bluff

Small portion of Kings Bluff

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Getting there: Drive north of Russellville to Sand Gap (formerly known as Grand Gap and Pelsor). Turn right (east) on AR 16. Drive about 5 miles and watch for the Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area sign. Hankins Country Store is at the intersection of AR 7 and AR 16, and Hwy 123. Hankins is a great stop if you want to catch up on the local community or just slow down and step back in time. It’s worth the stop just to see some of the memorabilia on the wall and the old Pelsor Post Office. They make a great sandwich, too!

Sandwich and a visit.

Sandwich and a visit at Hankins Country Store.

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Old Pelsor Post Office

Old Pelsor Post Office

10 thoughts on “Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff Loops

  1. Just FYI my parents have closed the Hankins store to enjoy more family time. I did enjoy seeing your pics of the store and my mom.

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