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!
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!
I read your blog post every time I get notice of a new one. Thank you for posting. Your blog is great.
Thanks for reading. I enjoy sharing the trails.
Really magical looking place Jim, thanks for sharing and i hope to visit the trails soon!
Haven’t been up here in years. Wonderfully inspiring and beautiful place. Great pics, Jim.
Thank you, sir. Thanks for sharing my Rush post on your blog along with your positive comments. Hiker appreciated the mention, too.
Hiker is awesome. I think you are both lucky to have each other. Really enjoy your site.
This is one of our favorites. The bluff views are great, and I always feel like we find something new below the bluffs.
Looks like a great destination!
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.
I visited your dad the week before the Hankins Store closed. I was sorry to hear this news but understood their need to close. Your parents are wonderful people!