Sweden Creek Falls is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kingston, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.5 miElevation gain255 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Nancy Meyers
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I would agree this is not an easy trail at all. There are a lot of big rocks to climb over then back over when you leave. We did find the parking lot which was good size. I can’t imagine taking younger kids on this.

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Jessica McClure
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I would not consider this an easy trail. Most of the way back is uphill and there are many loose rocks in the trail. The trail is marked well with the light blue markers. The waterfall is beautiful.

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Jessi Thomas
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This by far has been my most favorite waterfall hike to date! This trail is very easy in my opinion. For your average hiker that is able to navigate on and around loose wet rocks the trail to the bottom of the falls is not difficult. It is a Absolute must to explore the bottom of the waterfall! The Falls are 81 foot tall and the Grotto is simply amazing! I can’t say enough good things about this slice of paradise. The all trails map directions takes you to a gravel county road and you will continue 3 miles. The gravel road is in good condition but does require some attention to detail if you are unfamiliar with driving on county roads. A 2wd car is perfectly ok. It will deliver you to what I assume was the old trailhead. Just up the road not even a eighth of a mile is a gravel lot to park in which we did not see until we were leaving. We parked on the side of the road and began the hike there. This a area that is heavily used for OHV recreation and you will hear them on the designated trails in the area. We were leaving the trail head around 5 PM headed back to the highway and there were multiple trucks pulling trailers that were also leaving the area at the same time. Due to the gravel road if you have the option to pull over and let them pass it is just courtesy to do so. Higher clearance vehicles and trucks can move a lot faster down the gravel road than a car can. I will be returning when everything greens up and trees have full leaves. This was our bonus trail for the day. We hiked smith creek first and made Sweden falls our last stop and it completed the day!

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Darren Phillips
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Christine Hagan
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Great short hike for all ages. Beautiful cascading falls about halfway down. Beautiful tall falls at the end of the hike that you can even walk behind. Gorgeous March weather and we had the whole trail to ourselves!

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MAURICIO VALDES
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Tranaqquil waterfalls. Not many people.

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Gez Rogers
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To the top of Sweden Creek Falls, this is an easy hike that most could do, and is along on a very well trodden trail without any obstacles worth speaking of. To get to the bottom, you do pass through a short rocky bluff line break, and then along the trail again to the falls. This bottom trail is a bit more challenging, there are plenty of rocks and boulders to work your way around, but this would still be very easy for most. Our last visit a couple of years back was after a decent rain, but it sure did make the three miles or so of drive along CR-9 messy. At the time of writing, CR-9 is in pretty rough shape, although most 2WD vehicles could make it if you don't mind the bumpy ride. To view a short video clip of this hike and area, then visit: https://youtu.be/2mSeemmFOsw

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Lindsey Ryles
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All Trails map does not follow the trail. Waterfalls were beautiful! Path was clear! Maybe there are multiple trails for Sweden Creek Falls?!?!

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Scott Fergel
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This is a great trail that offers a few waterfalls and rock formations. As mentioned there are two trails, the trail here on AllTrails takes you to the bottom of the waterfall and the other trail takes you to the top. Both trails start at the same spot and follow the same path down until it splits where the path has a spot where you "climb" down a bit, the path to the top is to the left of this. Once you go down the path make sure to take a right and explore the area as you will find a couple small waterfalls. If you are adventurous you can climb down this area and follow the creek but be careful. Once done here continue to the path that will take you to the main waterfall. One thing to note is that the trailhead has been moved so the map will not take you to the new parking lot but there is a sign at the old trailhead instructing you to continue down the road. It is about 1/2 mile further down.

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mark woeppel
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Take a very long dirt road, to a gravel parking area. There are 2 trails here. one, easy trail takes you to the top of the falls. The 2nd, which is marked, takes you along a rocky technical trail to the bottom of the falls. that trail is more intermediate, with a couple of spots that require climbing down and up some very steep rocks. the trail starts on a narrow decent on a fairly smooth path. you'll pass an empty house, then a bit further, you'll find a nice 3 stage waterfall on your right. With a short (20 yards) walk off the trail and negotiating some rocks and the stream itself, you'll have a nice view of that waterfall. just a bit below that, the marked trail takes you down to the lower trail. it's about 10 feet of a steep descent. When i hiked it, it was wet and icy. You'll then turn left along a rocky trail and hug the bluffs and overhangs that are intermediate to difficult, due to the climbing over and between some large boulders. Fun!! Cool formations, and in the winter, you'll see the bluff across the valley. Water dripping on you from overhead adds to the experience. you'll reach a point (1/2 mile?) where you can see the falls, and there is a steep, short rocky trail down to the base of falls, where in January, anyway, the water disappears underground. There were a few other hikers this January morning, so it seem like the word is out on this unique interesting hike.

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Megan Broemmer
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Using trekking poles was helpful. Climb over rocks, elevation change, crossing water. Beautiful views of waterfall from above and below. Trail well marked.

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Gary Bearden
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trail gets pretty steep. with recent snow melting, it was slippery and muddy. That being said, the creek and waterfalls were unaltered and spectacular. Thanks to the A.N.H.C. for keeping it undisturbed.

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Shanna Love
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We hiked this trail in the snow/ice yesterday with our 6yo and it was cold but so fun. It took us about 1.5 hours down and back from the parking lot. There were several wet/ frozen spots we had to detour around due to the icicles and snow melting off of the overhead bluffs. The waterfall was flowing very nicely so it was worth it!

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Dawnell Rubio
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HikingMuddyRocky

This should not be marked as an easy trail! At least moderate. It is definitely longer than 1.5 miles too. We parked at the new parking lot and that makes it for a longer hike. Just past the first smaller waterfalls it gets very rocky and slick all the way back the the tallest falls. Quite the climb on the way out. For the folks with a disability or recovering it’s a tough trail and wouldn’t suggest going past the first set of falls. Other than that it was magnificent! Lots of water right now, just breathtaking!

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Misty Holmes
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WalkingGreat!Muddy

Great hike yesterday. Lots of water flowing all along the trail! The grand waterfall was amazing. A little muddy from the melting snow but a fun hike. This is one of our family favorites now.

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Anthony Powell
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Emily Bollich
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It was absolutely beautiful. There are so many large, powerful rocks to see above and beside you. Lots of trickles and the actual waterfall is very tall and worth a visit. Trail is very short, doesn’t take a long time if hiking without children or not in a large group. Some tips: there is a fork in the trail (only one on the route) so when you see it you know it’s the one, go LEFT. Going right leads to a dead end (probably an old trail). Also, you will first get to some small waterfalls but continue following the blue markers that mark the path to continue on to the Sweden Falls!! It’s a little out of the way but once you see those blue markers, follow them

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Michael Miller
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one of my favorite areas lots of falls on the way to the 81 foot magnificent sweeden creek fall. went on 12/26/2020 and I will note be very careful because there was lots of ice still and don't walk directly under the bluff because ice cicles were crashing down and could kill you. the new parking lot and trail is awesome. the entire trail is blue blazed very well. lots of water flow today.

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Emily Neisler
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Michael Miller
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