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RIVERDALE WATERFALLS

22 Mar

Michael, Lindsey and I took advantage of Wednesday’s deluge to scope out a waterfall in Riverdale. There’s a small gulley that cuts through the ridge below the Heights neighborhood that Michael, and another friend, Bryan, hiked up into a few weeks ago. We were amazed to find this beautiful waterfall just a short distance into our hike. So Wednesday, we decided to go see it again after the huge rain and take some pictures.

 

Following the sewer line into the Gulley

 

Walking up the gulley to the base of the falls

 

The Falls

 

The Falls

 

Looking down the falls from above

 

Continuing up the gulley

Near the top of the ridge, there’s a rock dam built in the gulley. I’m not sure of its history or if anyone even knows about it, but it’s interesting to note the land it is build on is actually city owned park land called Grandview Park that was never developed into an actual park.

 

The spillway

 

The resivoir behind the dam has been filled in over the decades

 

Traveling back down the hillside with the pood

 

 

Crossing the railroad tracks

 

Night time on Rebsamen Park road

 

Looking back towards the trail up into the gulley

 

Our Route

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6 Comments

Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Hiking, Little Rock

 

6 responses to “RIVERDALE WATERFALLS

  1. Slimms

    March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Looks amazing!

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  2. Jeremy

    March 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

    We’ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

     
  3. JohnnieC

    March 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Very cool. I had no idea! Is there a trail for part of it? Is that along a sewer R.O.W?

     
  4. masonellis

    March 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    There is an abandoned power line right of way that runs above the creek on the east side. You can almost go all the way up to Scenic Dr. But to get to the actual waterfall, you have to just scramble up through the gulley. When we get a lot of heavy rain the area between Rebsamen Road and the tracks turns into a swamp. The only way to get across is to cross near the creek since it helps drain the water away and leaves some dry land to walk on.

     
  5. JohnnieC

    March 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Nice. I didn’t know about that park. I think there are a lot of park properties in Little Rock that aren’t publicized or developed and I don’t want to feel all conspiracy theorists about why, but they often seem to be properties on steep slopes near nice developments. River Mountain Park is kind of the same deal. Do you know if the green lines in PAGIS are trails or something else? Looks like they have some along Jimmerson and the south side of the tracks between 430 and Rebsamen.

     
  6. masonellis

    March 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    The yellowish green lines are the sewer lines. PAGIS notes trails with dashed black lines. If you look closely at the map you can see the trail I came back down on. It’s the eastern redline heading back down the hill. I drew it over the dashed trail line that shows up in PAGIS

    And for those who don’t know, PAGIS is an awesome county wide, interactive mapping site for Pulaski County that show buildings roads. trails, creeks, utilities as well as land ownership.

    Here’s the link

    http://www.pagis.pulaski.ar.us/index.php/online-mapping/

     

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