Lake Wedington Hiking Trail

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Ozark National Forest

Lake Wedington Hiking Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Siloam Springs, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

Overall great trail- the lake is beautiful & within sight most of the time. I went with a couple friends but felt safe enough to have gone by myself! Pretty waterfall about halfway- only complaint that other reviews mention is that the trail ends & you have to walk along the road for a bit??? Which isn’t the safest with the road being so windy. STILL- glad we tried this trail out!

Waterfall was beautiful!! Trail was not marked well in some parts and if not for this app we would not have known to get on the road.

hiking
16 days ago

We got kind of lost, the trail suddenly ends and you are left at a camp ground, we walked ALL THE WAY back lol only to find out if you kept going out the camp site to the main road (which is dangerous) people were walking along it to get back to the parking lots. Other than that it was beautiful and pretty easy. We did see several snakes so watch out!

hiking
24 days ago

Easy trail, goes along the lake so you can’t get lost. Cool waterfall off the dam. Only 1 tick, otherwise clean trail. Water is very clear. Rec area was closed.

hiking
muddy
25 days ago

Always a great trail to get out on, nice woods scenery, beautiful lake, and a really pretty waterfall as well!

hiking
1 month ago

great hike, nice waterfall.

Very pretty. Prefect for anyone who isn’t a serious hiker. Waterfall is SO worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Good easy little trail. Perfect for kids

Beautiful hike. Not very well marked, however. Though it shows it as being a loop, you end up on some random road and have to find a path from a parking lot to get to the campground path, and then you have to walk on the side of the highway.

running
1 month ago

Outstanding trail! Pretty views! And beautiful waterfall!

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
4 months ago

Trail isn’t really marked. We went the wrong way. Made it the whole loop just backwards. Went off trail a couple times. Thank goodness I have this app or I’d be very lost. Multiple trails along this trail. Have to walk along the side of the road in the very beginning. Other than that a very pretty walk. Even saw a deer!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail with really only one section that had a short climb but nothing difficult. There is a side trail to the gazebo overlook that I thought was worth it. It would be nice if the added a sign at the rec area indicating where the trail was (it's behind the bathrooms). Wasn't excited about having to walk along the road once you get to the southwest corner. There wasn't all that much to see after that point as most of it is either along the road or right in the rec area/campgrounds so might be better to turn around an retrace your steps.

hiking
5 months ago

Not really a loop. It wasn’t marked very well. Meandered through Rec area and finally found trail again. Don’t like walking on the roadside either.

blowdown
off trail
6 months ago

This trail does offer some really nice views around Lake Wedington. There are lots of downed trees and trails are not very well marked. Most disappointing today was the amount of dog poop! It was everywhere! Watch where you walk on this one, folks - there seems to be a lot of inconsiderate dogs out there, leaving nasty surprises. You'd think their human companions would be a little more aware of where these deposits are being made.

hiking
6 months ago

awesome easy trail with plenty to see

hiking
bugs
over grown
9 months ago

There were so many spiders on this trail. I would knock down a web near my face and then walk into one by my legs. At the beginning of the trail it gets a little bushwhacky, but after that it’s pretty clear. I’m probably going to go back in the fall when the seed ticks and spiders are dormant. Edit: I just hiked it in early March and it was great! The trail is 2 stars in the summer and 4 in the winter and fall, but I’ll leave it at 3 because it is NOT fun in the summer. I highly recommend hiking it before the bugs start coming out. The waterfall is awesome just after a rain. Definitely an underrated hike in the area.

hiking
9 months ago

Be sure to check out the Bluebirds that live on the back side of the dam. Beautiful pine forest from the parking to the dam.

hiking
bugs
over grown
washed out
Sun Apr 28 2019

Great trail, but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. Most awesome parts: the gazebo overlook and the dam overlook. Least awesome parts: near the dam, there are many downed trees across the trail, it's a bit overgrown, and the trail is washed out behind the dam pretty badly. Just walk straight ahead when you get to the washed out section, and you'll make it to the other side. Last thing to note: there is no trail north of the campsites; you have to walk along the side of the road (50ish mph highway) but you can walk on the otherside of the guard rail on the southern half of that stretch.

hiking
Tue Mar 19 2019

Nice hike. NOT marked good at all

mountain biking
Thu Feb 28 2019

Nice trail

hiking
Mon Feb 04 2019

Easy trail, beautiful scenery! The trail was clear and easy to follow.

hiking
Tue Jan 15 2019

Short but sweet. Pretty much in my backyard. Glad people have been working on the trails recently.

Sun Nov 11 2018

finally

Sun Nov 04 2018

The lake is very pretty but finding the trail is difficult. There were big fallen trees that had been recently cut and the gazebo overlook was really nice. we went in early November, so the trees were pretty and allowed for views of the water. Also, there is $5/car fee.

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