Kings River Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Witter, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain72 ftRoute typeOut & back
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All caves and mines are closed in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/osfnf/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5213741. Kings River Falls is an scenic hike along the banks of the Kings River that ends at the falls. Best visited mid autumn through mid spring for a more spectacular view of the falls. The trail is well used making it easy to follow. Their are traces of of an old rock stone fence along the way. The falls can be spectacular. The river below the falls is a great swimming hole, but be careful, no lifeguard.

pakring at the trail head. no facilities.

highway 16 east of Pettigrew to county rd. 4 (old community of Boston), turn north for 2 miles to a fork in the rd. (#3175), turn east for 2.2 miles to a fork in the rd, turn left, cross the creek, and park immediately on the right. You are at the trailhead.

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Susan Heilman
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WalkingRocky

The trail is good, rocky, but no hills. Wish we had known that there were several miles of dirt road to get to the trail.

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Gez Rogers
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Hiking

Kings River Falls is a very family friendly hike, with next to no elevation gain from start to finish. It's not a trail you'll be getting lost on whatsoever, although it is a little rocky in a few places. There are plenty of smaller pools and falls along the way before you arrive at the main event. The directions that will be given through the All Trails app will get you to the parking area no problem. Be advised though that there is no cell signal in this area, and you do have a few miles of dirt road to drive on no matter which direction you come in from. To view a short video clip to see how easy this hike really is, then visit: https://youtu.be/qVrDM1XQfEc

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Katie Schneider
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Super easy hike. Usually more people and dogs than I like to encounter on my hikes but still beautiful and fun to explore. The rock formations and waterfalls are awesome. There were lots of giant ice cycles today too!

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Lolita Ragland
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HikingGreat!

Lovely. Easy to get in and out, but you can add to by going up and around the falls area. More falls to see just up from the main falls. Lotsa flow today and lotsa beautiful sky.

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Haley Botkin
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WalkingGreat!

Fun and easy trail for doggos! Met my friends here and we had a great time. You will go down a LOT of dirt roads to get there- trust that you’re headed in the right direction! It’s a quick and very easy hike. The water at the end of it is the cherry on top.

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Shane Cantrell
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Hiking

A very easy and quick hike with a great view of the falls, easy for all skill levels as well. The trail floods easily, but you can avoid most of the water. Keep an eye out from the falls for a small trail to higher elevations and an even better view of the area and accessing the hidden falls as well.

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Sherry Erickson-Spaeth
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Beautiful hike. Trail runs right along river with cascading rocks. Easy hike. Also can hike up above the falls for beautiful view. Lots of Flow today!

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Jessica Bergen
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Lizzy Cunningham
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HikingGreat!

Very beautiful! Along the stream/river the whole time. There was some mud but oh well that’s a trail for ya. There are no steep inclines or degrades so it’s a nice easy trail. The entire surface is big rock so be careful not to trip!

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Denise Byford
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Was a nice day to walk the trail!

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Taylor Quance
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All alone on the trail this afternoon. Lovely weather.

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Yuliia Lysiana
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John Lemmons
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Justin Eberhardt
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Nice, level trail that follows a creek to a waterfall. There was not nearly as much water as the main trail picture shows, but there was some water coming over one point in the middle. Still, it was a very scenic spot, and well worth the 1 mile each way. There were four groups on the trail when we visited on a Friday. With the low water, there were several points along the way where we could walk out on the rocks in the riverbed.

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Haley Botkin
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Wonderful and quick hike- great for dogs!! We were so happy with this hike. Saw several families with little kids and lots oof dog owners, but was sparse enough that you could converse with your group without other hikers hearing. *Drive a car that is good for a long long dirt road!

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Sarah Magee
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nice hike. falls and swimming hole were great

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Jordan Steinmetz
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Great well marked trail, and a great area to relax and enjoy the falls at the end. Got crowded toward the middle of the day. Overall very enjoyable!

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Ecaterina Demian
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Since we went on July 17th, we kinda knew it will not have much water. I imagine it's much prettier in the fall. We spent some time in the water anyways. Parking lot was on the smaller side and basically right on the main road. Very easy trail. Nothing to complain about, but also not a highlight of the day, just ok. Good for people with small kids or elderly. The drive there is about 7-10 miles on the unpaved road!

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Leyna Tobey
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Easy hike to the falls, took about 15-20 minutes each way (moving slowly because of the heat). The trail was mostly shaded and super doable in the midday heat. The water level was much much lower than usual (according to the locals), about 2.5-3 feet at the deepest. That being said, the water was perfect and totally worth the hike for us!

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Emilee Emery
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Jessica Henderson
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Short easy trail that ends with a swim in a little waterfall. Took our 2 6 month old boxer pups. We all had a blast. Can get crowded so go as early as possible to avoid a large crowd.

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Billy Smith
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Can get pretty crowed. Very slippery, i wore hiking sandals.

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Crystal Scheffler
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We love this place. It’s really popular and too busy at times. Flat hike with several places to play in the water if you want. It is quite muddy in places, but you can pretty easily navigate around the mud. Depending on how much time you take, plan to spend 20-45 minutes headed in and 1-2 hours swimming at the falls. Absolutely beautiful and so much fun for kids of all ages.

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Yasser Alzahrani
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Muddy

The trail was easy and mostly flat with some muddy spots. However, expect driving around 7 miles on an unpaved road (Madison 3345). It takes us one 1.5 hours back and forth. The waterfall at the end is worth it!

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Willie Nelson
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Toni Myer
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A Little rocky in places, pretty muddy, easy enough with the family, and a 2.5 year old. Just had to carry her a little bit. The falls were roaring due to recent rain but the kids were still able to jump off a rock to the side and do some swimming and playing. We went around 1 pm and had the place to ourselves for a couple of hours and then it got busy.

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Lawren Sterling-Sims
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Very good trail. Was very muddy and flooded in places but not deep. Water was moving very fast but wading in shallow parts was fine.

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