Wedington Hiking Trail

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Wedington Hiking Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Siloam Springs, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail to hike and a great trail for my little one!! BUT when I tried to run the entire loop about halfway through it meets the road and I had no clue what to do from then on. There are no trail markers or signs indicating you should just follow the road so I just turned back around and went the way I came in. I really wanted to get around the entire lake though...

1 month ago

1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

MAY 3 UPDATE: About half the trail is inaccessible due to the recent heavy rains and flooding. The trail is roped off near the waterfall, as it's been washed out/is under water in parts. The waterfall is going like gangbusters, though, and if you're in the area, you should come take a gander!


The trail is open again, but it's not the same now. The logging that closed the trail seemed to be mainly cutting down trees, but not removing them, and it's a mess. They also cleared all the brush and trees away from the power lines, which I understand, but so much of the what you see as you hike is now bare.

I have hopes that this summer's growth will cover up a lot of the ugly spots, and/or that the park will come in to tidy up a bit. The trail is still pretty nice; I might be less disappointed if I hadn't seen it before. I'll go back in a few months and see how it's shaping up, but I might be taking this one off my "go-to" short hikes list.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trial if you're new to hiking or want to bring kids along. Fisherman use it frequently. Has a waterfall (runoff off the lake) and a switchback trail along the side of it. Could see how it would be nice during the summer with a breeze off the water. It is an out and back right now because there is a gate at the turn around saying the second part of the trail is closed.

hiking
4 months ago

the trail is posted as CLOSED due to logging. I was able to bypass it by going around the other side of the lake. however I would not recommend that.

hiking
5 months ago

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6 months ago

7 months ago

do not take the hike that is not on the lake side. it is pretty in its own way but no creeks no nothing

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

came during fall and beautiful trail. Easy to walk. :)

8 months ago

Make sure to start the trail at the beginning of the lake and not in the actual rec center. Like the person below me said, it's $5 if you start in the rec center but free if you start outside that area.

hiking
8 months ago

I was not clear on the location of the trailhead either, then discovered a nifty use for the AllTrails app: when you think you're near it, go into the app to record your hike (it won't start recording yet, don't worry). It will bring up a GPS map showing the trailhead and also where YOU are. Turns out we had to drive about a 1/4 mile back the way we came. I wish I had known this a few weeks ago!

The trail is easy, level, and has great views of the lake, and lots of wildlife. The waterfall was just a trickle today, but lovely nonetheless. This would be a prime hike for fall colors in a few weeks, or for unobstructed views in winter. Otherwise, it's a pleasant jaunt in the National Forest, fun with a dog, and more than worth the short drive if you live in Fayetteville or other nearby town.

Some clarification: access to the Recreation Area is not allowed before 10am, they do ask for $5 from you for use of the area, and your dog is not welcome. *** The trail is NOT in the recreation area *** so none of these strictures apply.

8 months ago

where's the trail head again?... Little lost at first but found it.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice walk on a quiet lake. It costs $5 if you start in the park and it opens at 10 am closes at 8pm. About half way along the trail there is a neat waterfall that's about 20 feet high that makes a nice cool place to stop and take a drink.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Waterfall was cool. Lake view for most of the hike as well. There was a disappointing amount of random trash along the trail.