Weddington Hiking Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Siloam Springs, AR that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
came during fall and beautiful trail. Easy to walk. :)
Make sure to start the trail at the beginning of the lake and not in the actual rec center. Like the person below me said, it's $5 if you start in the rec center but free if you start outside that area.
I was not clear on the location of the trailhead either, then discovered a nifty use for the AllTrails app: when you think you're near it, go into the app to record your hike (it won't start recording yet, don't worry). It will bring up a GPS map showing the trailhead and also where YOU are. Turns out we had to drive about a 1/4 mile back the way we came. I wish I had known this a few weeks ago!
The trail is easy, level, and has great views of the lake, and lots of wildlife. The waterfall was just a trickle today, but lovely nonetheless. This would be a prime hike for fall colors in a few weeks, or for unobstructed views in winter. Otherwise, it's a pleasant jaunt in the National Forest, fun with a dog, and more than worth the short drive if you live in Fayetteville or other nearby town.
Some clarification: access to the Recreation Area is not allowed before 10am, they do ask for $5 from you for use of the area, and your dog is not welcome. *** The trail is NOT in the recreation area *** so none of these strictures apply.
where's the trail head again?... Little lost at first but found it.
Nice walk on a quiet lake. It costs $5 if you start in the park and it opens at 10 am closes at 8pm. About half way along the trail there is a neat waterfall that's about 20 feet high that makes a nice cool place to stop and take a drink.
Waterfall was cool. Lake view for most of the hike as well. There was a disappointing amount of random trash along the trail.
Beautiful scenery and waterfall.
The waterfall alone makes the hike, a relatively easy one, worthwhile. Aside from that, not too much to see, but still a pleasant stroll.
nice tral and well marked or easy to follow. if your looking for piece and quite ,besides the sounds of nature, this not your kinda trail. you will also encounter a fisherman or two but all seem friendly. give it 3 stars.
Here is the starting point: 36°5′31″ N 94°22′30″ W
The GPS directions do not take you to the trail head. It takes you out to what seems to be the middle of nowhere country roads. The lake sits right on Hwy 16.
Nice trail. Went with an experienced hiker, newbie, and a dog. Fairly easy with a beautiful waterfall and lookout point. You can park at the trailhead just over the small bridge. To make a loop you'll have to walk through the park on paved roads and out through the park entrance. There is a fork in the trail before the waterfall. If you go right you'll come up on the top of the dam and have to hike down the waterfall. Go left and you'll be at the bottom. For sure hike to the top if you go that way. It's not difficult and has a great view. We lost the blue markers at the waterfall, but, just cross it and you'll be slowly climbing to the lookout point. It's technically closed in winter and you could get a $120 fine, but, the gates are easy to walk through and we only saw one other hiker on the trail. Check water levels if there has been a lot of rain recently. Looked like a lot of it was washed out.
Pleasant hike. Lake is beautiful around, and usually not very many people around which makes this hike great for getting away. Relatively easy hike. May have to walk through water at some points.