Kings River Falls Trail

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Kings River Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly 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 is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

1 month ago

Beautiful place! Easy (but rocky) trail. Many ledges and boulders for sitting near the water. Below the Falls, the water is a beautiful aqua color, and is deep enough for swimming in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was a little flooded, but still navigable. The falls were really running and it was worth the wet feet. Beautiful morning and had the falls to myself.

2 months ago

Nice hike along King’s River. Waterfalls ♥️

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful trail alongside the river....lots of rapids to enjoy! A must see! The downside....the long rough unpaved portion of road and a few run down dwellings on the way there. Wear hiking boots as lots of rocks to walk over and water to navigate around along the trail after heavy rains.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with a beautiful view

6 months ago

Easy hike. Beautiful end point. Well worth it with low water.

6 months ago

Beautiful fall hike. Not lot of water since not much rain lately but still worth the beautiful drive. We were the only ones there

6 months ago

Easy walk. Beautiful views

8 months ago

Love this trail. It is extremely busy during peak Summer months but it is easy enouth to take the kids and is always a beautiful sight. I recommend going In the rainy season as it is definitely less impressive when the falls are dry.

hiking
8 months ago

The footpath leading to the falls is well-used; in some places you are walking on river rocks, so hard-soled shoes are handy on this trail. It is easy to navigate, even at night, which we did. My children loved swimming in the falls, skipping stones, and playing along the river while I waited for nightfall to take pictures of the spectacular stars above the falls. One of my favorite places for stargazing!

hiking
8 months ago

This was a blast to hike. I went twice, and the water is perfectly refreshing after the hike. Still haven't been there on a day with no other people- maybe I'll try early in the morning on a weekday.

I mean, it's gorgeous. The hike is pretty easy and the payoff is so worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful!
Long drive on dirt roads followed by a Long walk however it was flat most of the way so fairly accessible.
We Went on a late afternoon weekday and had the place to ourselves it was the perfect private swimming hole.

rock climbing
10 months ago

Hope you brought a real map. Google misleads you and you lose signal with AT&T. We made this our first stop and it was wonderful. Definitely will go back there many times in the future. All the locals we very friendly. Rad stops along the well defined trail.

hiking
11 months ago

The hike is versatile- a meadow, big smooth rocks, views of the river, caves/bluffs... Definitely wear sandals! The rocks in the river are not comfortable to walk on at all. And definitely jump in over the waterfall! This is a fabulous spot.

walking
11 months ago

Pretty

nature trips
11 months ago

The hike isn't bad but well worth it. Nice views along the water.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

I just wrote a review. See it.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

went on a rainy day and trail was full of water. we never made it to the end because of it. suppose it was just bad luck from everyones gorgeous pictures.

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Very easy hike with good falls after a decent rain.

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Beautiful! It had a little bit a water in it for our trip but I would love to see it with more! High water levels this would not be a good hike. Even got to see a bald eagle!! And dog friendly to boot!

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

What a neat trail! Very short and easy, not much of a challenge, but the river more than makes up for it. I had the place all to myself on a Wednesday morning. I bet it's pretty popular on the weekends, judging by the amount of parking spots available.

The trail was very wet in places. It was pretty easy to avoid soaking my feet, but if you're not very nimble, or there's a great deal of water, prepare to have wet feet.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Love Kings River Falls. Sadly it is a very popular trail so on most days you'll see a lot of people. Great place to swim. Be mindful of snakes in the warmer times of year as I have seen them near the falls. It is a very pretty little waterfall in end so get out there.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice easy trail. Lots of littering and dogs off leash when we went which made for a poor trip.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pretty easy hike. There are plenty of places to park. The waterfall at the end was not really flowing due to lack of rain. But it was still an excellent hike, will go back in the spring. Unfortunately there was also trash.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

pretty nice trail...real easy...they only downside was there was quite a bit of trash at the end by the swimming hole....i wish i had my my small pack with me...i always keep a walmart bag to pick up trash... i didn't have it....anyhow...it was still a great hike...i recommend it for sure...

Friday, June 24, 2016

You are right by the water so most of the hike is beautiful! Great swimming hole awaits you at the end. We packed our lunch and ate sitting on a big Rock that overlooks the falls. Gorgeous!!!

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

super easy trail with a wonderful swimming spot at the end!

hiking
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

One of my favorites. So pretty and fun to explore.

hiking
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This was our second visit and we had a very different experience this time! Last year went on a Sunday and there was a huge crowd of college students, loud music, trash everywhere, lewd behavior...so we played upstream instead and didn't even go to the falls. We decided to visit on a weekday this time. The people were great, the crowd was small, no litter, and the fall was running great! I wrote about our experience here: http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2014/08/kings-river-falls-in-witter-ar.html

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This is a great little trail that I find myself on a couple times each year and still look forward to each trip. It is a very easy trail for little ones also with a nice place to jump in and cool off at the end.

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