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there is a small cemetery at the start of a trail head just behind the welcome center . very well maintained and very clean hiking trail. just beautiful.

very nice

From Indiana, always enjoy walking new trails. this is a beautiful trail taking into consideration where it's located. A nice mix of wooded trail, open preservation areas. and then throw in the lake all in 5+ miles. Great job Springdale.

I enjoyed this trail a lot. Very diverse terrain and pretty throughout. My dog loves creeks so the spring was a plus for us.

nice little hiking trail and love the cave

mountain biking
6 days ago

Nice easy lake loop when you are winding down.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Awesome trail, great work by the biking group making such great trails for us to visit.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Had a great ride with wife and teenage boys on Slaughter Pen 1, riding Medusa and Tatamaguchee. Great trails, lots of fun for all skill levels

hiking
10 days ago

This turned out to be one of my favorite trails close to where I live. Beautiful lake view and the rock formations were amazing. I was pleasantly surprised. I can say that the lower trails below the bluffs had a thousand spiders & webs ticks & chiggers, but that's to be expected this time of year. Don't forget your bug spray!
This is a trail I will be hiking often!

also found a bear prints in mud puddle on the trail. Wish I could've seen it. that would've made it even better.

Great trail. If you have bad knees I would be cautious most of this train is lost on large steps and large lost rock!

mountain biking
13 days ago

Not a beginners trail at all should not be rated easy at all. Trail is clean and great but not for beginners

Just biked this trail for the 1st time and loved it!We’re beginners(3rd ride), so was probably more challenging for us and our 11 yr. old than most people. I see us going back weekly and riding this trail, because we enjoyed it so much.

Pay attention to your map! A TON of people we talked to along the way told us we were at the top when we were only halfway up. There are roads at both trailheads, if you don't see a parking lot and a road you are NOT done.

road biking
16 days ago

Short trail that connects the Bella Vista Lake Trail with the North Bentonville Trail. Well maintained and paved trail. I question the map on here as Wishing Springs starts by Bella Vista Lake Trail and there is a sign but this map seems to start by the orange sculpture and head towards Crystal Bridges, which is the North Bentonville Trail. Either way, part of the Razorback Greenway Trail so hooks up with the rest of the trails.

road biking
16 days ago

Nice paved flat trail with some nice scenery, especially on the side opposite the highway. Nice part is that this trail is part of the Razorback Greenway Trail so even though this trail is short you can still get your miles in by hopping onto the Wishing Springs Trail and onto the North Bentonville Trail, etc... Definitely will ride this trail again.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome trail! Very scenic

hiking
24 days ago

Great little hike! The cave was cool, even though it’s closed. You can scramble down to the creek to the right of it and watch the water come out from the inside of the cave. Very pretty. Lots of cool bluffs and a nice shaded amphitheater-like place. The bluffs overlooking the creek were just beautiful. Good spot for lunch. We had a cool breeze and saw lots of wildlife. The overlooks were pretty, too, but the bluffs were my favorite part. Definitely worth checking out. So many awesome features packed into a short, fun hike.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail and moderately easy. Only small inclines that we’re short! We have had so much fun exploring Arkansas. We were able to take the Drone and get some amazing footage of Yellow Rock Overlook. Please check it out at this link

https://youtu.be/7m-t2cXvU8k

Beautiful view of the falls and very easy walk to get there!

beautiful overlook of the Kings River. easy to set up camp near the rim

mountain biking
27 days ago

I bought a brand new bike and tried this as my first trail. It’s rated as easy, but I would think it’s more along the moderate level. There are lots of challenging hills , plenty of small rocks and tree roots, cool turns. I found the trails intersected at multiple locations which made it difficult to follow. I wouldn’t try this for your first mountain bike outing though!

hiking
27 days ago

Moderately easy trail. Some spots the trail is overgrown and gets narrow. Would recommend bug spray to keep the ticks off in the overgrown areas. We jumped on the Cabin Trail from the gift shop back to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

On 7/15/18, I hiked both this and the Yellow Rock trails, which I suggest doing. The FF trail was nice and peaceful, and provided me with various opportunities to explore the creek bed. The YR trail was more vertical, and provided numerous spectacular vistas. To top it off, there is a knee-deep “swimming hole” near the YR trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my husband and two boys ages 13 and 11. Mid July around 10:30am. Shaded entire way so no need for a hat and sunglasses. Loved the rock formations. We haven't had rain in a couple of weeks so Creek bed was dry until we got to the end. Well marked. Took us 78 minutes with a good pace. Heart rate was consistently between 115-130.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail, but it really could use better signage at crossroads areas towards the end.

Today there were so many spiderwebs over the path and it was overgrown in areas, so not recommended in sandals.

Saw lots of wildlife, including a woodchuck, several deer, and some tiny frogs.

Water is really low right now so creek crossing isn't an issue.

walking
1 month ago

Great paved trail with lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery

hiking
1 month ago

Really love this little loop. Pretty easy path through lots of woods. A few exposed stretches. Only real complaint is that it's so close to the road in some places.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself is beautiful. As others have said - the rock formations are very cool and the trail is very well marked.

The reason I am giving this only 2 stars is because of the ticks! I just moved to the area, so I may be naive - but my dogs had over 70 ticks on them after walking this trail. I just spent the last 5 hours picking ticks off of the dogs and I think I could find more if I kept looking. I may try this trail again in the winter, but until then I’m steering clear.

My 4 year old and I completed this trail June 18-20th 2018, we were very slow paced. it was absolutely beautiful and we made camp near the waterfall. The spots to set up for a tent are small but worked. Ticks and spiders were bad, but that's to be expected. We are deer, a bob cat, lots of butterflies and fish in the creek. Many water sources along the way with creek crossings. I would count this as more of a point to point trail that can also be made into a loop with the East side. We started and finished and what All Trails considers the middle with their out and back. Be prepared for rough driving and no cell service. There was steep drop offs and lots of rocks along the path but as said my 4 year old daughter and I managed. I'd love to go back to the area on the fall when ticks aren't has bad.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. A lot of people on the look outs who were kind of camped out made it a little less enjoyable, but if people don’t bother you, the trail is nice. Great in the spring with the dogwoods blooming and lots of flowing water.

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