King's Bluff Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sand Gap, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Both the Pedestal Loop and the King's Bluff Loop Trails are accessed from the Pedestal Rocks Trailhead.
Sadly when we were there it hadn't rained for a long time and the waterfall was reduced to a tiny trickle ... :( Great otherwise! We even got to see our first US snake (we're from the UK) - a harmless green snake that took forever to get off the path as it was so cold!
Great easy hike with amazing views
Great hiking both along the trail
And then went under
The falls to explore
The caves. Beautiful area.
It was one of the most beautiful places i have been.... kings bluff was awesome and Pedestal rock was breath taking and a wonder to see. The arch was really neat area as well. We never found the caves. I would have gave it 5 stars if the loop had a better sign to the parking lot coming from the arch.... we did the loop twice because when we came to the end and one sign said pedestal rock and one said kings bluff sooooo we took trail to the right expecting it to be the parking lot.... lol lesson learned and a wonderful hike through
Great trail with beautiful waterfalls! You definitely need to pair this trail with the Pedestal Rock trail since they are so short.
A great hike with great views but I'd recommend going in the fall or winter. The trail was pretty narrow and ticks were everywhere.
This is a pretty easy trail to hike; the way back (with the bluff view) was slightly harder as you're doing a bit more of an incline. I recommend taking a bottle of water. We went in the spring after recent rainfall so the falls were going pretty well. It is challenging to see them because they fall right over the bluff you're standing on, meaning you have to get at an angle to view them better. As another reviewer said, watch out for the slippery rock (even when you're behind the fence). Also, the trail through the forest to the falls gets very wet and soggy after rain, so wear boots then.
Beautiful and easy trail. The waterfall was flowing but not much, which was surprising with some of the rains we've had lately. Take note, the ticks are already out in full force. Even with bug spray we found a couple crawling on our arms.
This trail leads to a very nice waterfall area. There are awesome views along the bluff line as you complete the loop counterclockwise.