King's River Overlook Trail

EASY 41 reviews

King's River Overlook Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Beautiful walk along the bluffs of the White River.

2 months ago

Short but we'll kept trail. the trailhead is clearly marked. The bluffs are amazing but keep your dogs on a leash. Being so close to the house we will definitely do it again. Just wish it were longer. Oh, and look for eagles, beautiful if you can spot them.

4 months ago

Quick and easy walk on level ground. Beautiful overlook. We had the place all to ourselves. Plenty of places for a picnic or just sitting and reflecting.

6 months ago

Trial has amazing views and is completely hidden

7 months ago

Out of the way on dirt roads ( but well maintained). Trail is a nice walk, wide and not at all difficult. Trail is pretty but views at overlook are gorgeous! Well worth it. We will be back.

7 months ago

Super easy and short trail. Great for the kids, and absolutely gorgeous views. It’s not the easiest drive to get here, but totally worth it. There are several bluffs to stop and have lunch on, and would def do it again.

10 months ago

Easy trail, beautiful view from the overlook.

hiking
11 months ago

Accidentally took a wrong trail and had to back track. Main trailhead is easy to find, we were just absent minded today. Hike is really easy, wide trail, small gravel, no bug rocks or inclines. Also incredibly quiet, which is a nice change from the popular trails. We didn't see anyone else on the trail. Overlook is lovely, reminded us of Hawksbill.

hiking
11 months ago

Fantastic views, but a short hike.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Easy hike for a gorgeous view. Signs on the road are helpful to get you to the parking space.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Went here yesterday with my wife and dogs and this was a bust. you have to drive for about 4 miles on rocky dirt roads. When you get there the trail isn't maintained at all. Nor is it clearly marked. It looks like an old road someone just said was a trail.

We parked at a gravel lot and started walking. As we went up it we had to dodge and climb various obstacles such as mud pits, multiple fallen trees, and lots of old barb wire. We got to a point I thought was a trail, but turned out not to be at all.

Don't waste your time with this "trail". We finally had enough and turned back.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The view was amazing! The bluff was breathtaking highly recommend it!

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

One of my favorite trails in Arkansas. I've never seen another person on it in all the times I've been there. It's short and very easy with a great Arkansas view of one the prettiest rivers around. Highly recommend (but only to certain people. It's nice keeping it a secret so it stays pretty.)

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great short Hike with amazing views. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day

Friday, February 10, 2017

Easy and short with a beautiful view. More of a walk than a hike. Do NOT use gps directions to get there.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Great hike with lovely views!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Short. Well marked. Views are amazing. Apple maps didn't work for this one.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

great view point and you will probably see bald eagles in the winter.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This was the perfect hike for the family. Short and sweet, amazing views. My kiddos couldn't have been happier. Wish we would have looked in to how to get to the falls from there. A dip in the river would have been a nice way to wrap up the hike

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Very pretty overlook in the Spring. Great bluff views and river scenery. Short and easy hike. Follow driving directions from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to find trailhead. Apple maps sent us on a wild ride.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nice day to hike this easy, beautiful trail. It was cloudy and sprinkling the day we hiked it. Trail is flat and wide. There is a very nice waterfall along the trail and was not difficult to bushwhack down to it. There was a nice high rock ledge at the end of the trail overlooking a big bend in the King River. I would recommend this trail.

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Easy hike with multiple beautiful views of the Kings River. There is also another trail on the backside of the parking area that leads down to a waterfall.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

This was a Great Trail !!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

As everyone has already said, easy hike, spectacular views!

birding
Monday, January 05, 2015

Great, easy hike.. The view was spectacular. Went in early January. Make sure to bring binoculars and you should be able to see Bald Eagles fishing/soaring.

hiking
Monday, June 09, 2014

Easy hike in....new parking area was awesome. The view once you get there is amazing!!!!!!!

hiking
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beautiful at any time of the year..... easy for any hiking level. BUT keep kiddos with you on the trail because the bluffs to the right side are very high. The road is getting pretty rutted out.

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stumbled on this trail by accident because we were having a very hard time finding Tea Kettle Falls. With that being said, it was a nice little journey. The overlook of the river was breathtaking. Not a lot of obstacles and cool little brooks running on the way out. A great rock formation about halfway through the trail as well. VERY steep drop off over the ridge so be careful.

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Was pretty difficult to find the trailhead since they are missing one of the directional signs they had before, but luckily I had enough service to look up the directions again. Easy trail-- amazing views! Although it's easy, the drop offs are deadly, but if your wanting to take the kids the main trail at least has some good distance between it and the bluffs on the side so if you keep them close and watch carefully, this could be ok for kids.

hiking
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

beautiful hike, nice day with the boys. really nice bluff line all along the trail. keep a good eye on the little ones if you have any, cause its a long way down!

hiking
Sunday, October 21, 2012

Very easy trail to find and hike. Awesome views from the overlook. Great fall colors this weekend

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