Posted by Jessie K / Monday, July 20, 2015 / 5 Comments / Easy Hike , Eureka Springs , Hiking , Huntsville , Kid Friendly , Kings River , My Favorites , WMA
Kings River Overlook Nature Trail near Huntsville, AR
Kings River Overlook Nature Trail is a 1 mile trail located within the McIllroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area which is between Huntsville and Eureka Springs off of Hwy. 23. I'm going to combine pictures of my 2 visits to this trail into one post. I've hiked this trail in the Winter and also in the Spring. This is a great winter trail, but for me the Spring hike was exceptionally beautiful!
I loved the Spring hike because everything was just so green! The trees surrounding the Kings River combined with the blue-green water makes for a spectacular sight. However, a perk of the Winter hike is that there is a waterfall that you can get to from this trail, but you can't really see it unless there are no leaves on the trees. So...there ya go. This isn't just a one time deal kind of a trail. Also, it's one of my favorite "company" trails. If you've got company in from out of town and they want to see the goods of the Ozarks...this trail is perfect. It's a short trail with a big payoff! Really though, the views from the bluffs are incredible no matter what time of year it is.
(Directions to trailhead at the bottom of post)
|Here's the parking area you'll be coming down into. |
|Just walk behind this sign and gate to begin the trail. |
|Cave along the left side of the trail|