Dewey Cove Falls
Find these scenic falls near Roark Creek inside the Ruth & Paul Henning Conservation Area—but they only pop up after heavy rain. You can find it by starting on the Glade Trail, then veering into Shane’s Shortcut Trail, which takes you to the falls.
Who It’s For: Anybody who wants a nearby location (the drive is short and easy from Springfield) and a hiking option that’s suitable for beginnners and not too tough.
Find It: Visit Ruth & Paul Henning Conservation Area approximately 50 minutes south of Springfield.
This beautiful spot features the tallest waterfall between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. At times the 209-foot-tall falls are just a trickle, but after a good rain, they are more robust and are quite the sight to see. It’s the highlight of a moderately difficult 5-mile round-trip hike.
Who It’s For: More serious hikers who don’t mind a tougher trek (especially when the payoff is so gorgeous!).
Find It: Head to Compton, Arkansas, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Springfield. Click here to view the location in Google Maps.