Indian Creek…or is it?
35*51’05.5”N / 93*07’27.0”W
This short semi-overgrown trail opens up to a small waterfall atop a large rocky cavern. Welcome to Indian Creek: one of nature’s treasures tucked away in Newton County Arkansas. This is a special location because it does not have an official trailhead with a map and a sign with the name of the trail on it. In fact, you will rarely find it on a map and the few who know of this place were introduced to it through stories of their ancestors.The very name “Indian Creek” has much debate and it is also known by others as “Cave House” and “Hudson Mountain Falls.” As you walk into the large open cavern you feel the temperature cool down and you enter the place where people had once taken refuge from the elements. You will find evidence campfires and if you have an especially keen eye and luck on your side you might just find an arrowhead. This is one of those places that has a rich history that only few seem to know. If you are one of those few who know of this place and of it’s history please write in and share your stories. Contribute to the preservation of Indian Creek’s history.
Note: As with all hiking: You may get tick or other bug bites, poision ivy/oak, or even see snakes or other wild animals. It’s a good idea to bring a backpack with some water, snacks, toilet paper, and a first aid kit. Please also bring a trash bag with you wherever you hike and if you see litter pick it up. If you don’t feel like picking up trash from others please at least take care of your own and don’t litter (thank you). Happy trails!!