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Chuck’s Blog — “Trails Less Traveled: Highway 123 Falls”

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Sometimes, you can find astounding attractions off the beaten path that are just a short hop and a skip away. Take this week’s “Trails Less Traveled” feature, Highway 123 Falls, for example.

This rather impressive waterfall is only about 100 yards from the highway! In fact, when the leaves are off the trees, you can actually see it from the road.

Highway 123 Falls is located in the Ozark National Forest northeast of Clarksville in Johnson County, between Hagarville and Haw Creek Falls Campground. Nine miles north of Hagarville along Highway 123, look for a gravel pull-off on the left where you can park. Across the highway, you’ll spot a concrete culvert with a small rectangular yellow marker. You’ll see where the trail begins past that culvert. Just trek on up about 100 yards to the waterfall. Easy breezy, 1-2-3!


Look for the Highway 123 Falls “Trails Less Traveled” on Arkansas PBS and “Exploring Arkansas” social media outlets, including Facebook and YouTube, and on the Engage Arkansas PBS App, available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store.

Want to see it — or share it — on a bigger screen? Watch AR PBS-1 in primetime on Thursday evening after “A Place to Call Home” to see the full segment on broadcast!


If you’re already planning your trip out to Johnson County’s roadside wonder, don’t miss a chance to enter to win an Arkansas PBS prize pack! From now to Aug. 12, whenever you watch a segment and, then, share a photo on the Engage Arkansas PBS app, you’ll be entered to in a random drawing for an exciting collection of Arkansas PBS and “Exploring Arkansas” swag and/or experiences. Check out details and rules at