Weddington Hiking Trail

EASY 24 reviews
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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.

3.5 miles 430 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

20 days ago

do not take the hike that is not on the lake side. it is pretty in its own way but no creeks no nothing

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

came during fall and beautiful trail. Easy to walk. :)

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

where's the trail head again?... Little lost at first but found it.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Waterfall was cool. Lake view for most of the hike as well. There was a disappointing amount of random trash along the trail.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful scenery and waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The waterfall alone makes the hike, a relatively easy one, worthwhile. Aside from that, not too much to see, but still a pleasant stroll.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

7 months ago

Great waterfall!!

hiking
7 months ago

Here is the starting point: 36°5′31″ N 94°22′30″ W

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.