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The Best Hiking in Kingston

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Top hiking spots in and near Kingston

  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hike to Sweden Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.5 mi
    Proceed to Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area near Kingston, Arkansas. Find somewhere to park near the gate along the dirt road. The trailhead is located beside the gate. Follow the old jeep path and continue past the old abandoned house on the right. Once the path ends, look for the blue trail m...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Sweden Creek Falls

    1.56 mi / 279 ft gain
    Sweden Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Kingston, Arkansas.
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Hike Lost Valley

    4.9
    3 mi
    This is a beautiful trail that is easily accessible and only a short 3 mile hike. Start at the trailhead on the north end of the parking area. There is a map and some details about the main features of the trail. The first main feature that you come to on the trail is a beautiful bluff with a ca...
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Lost Valley Trail

    2.3 mi / 440 ft gain
    Lost Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Centerpoint to Goat Trail

    5.82 mi / 1001 ft gain
    Centerpoint to Goat Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Backpacking Along the Buffalo River

    5.0
    12 mi
    Park at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follow the Centerpoint trail as it heads about 3 miles downhill towards Big Bluff. You’ll know you’ve reached the trail junction for Big Bluff when you come to a clearing that has a large firepit in the middle and a small unmaintained trail heading off to the...
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Camp on Big Bluff

    4.8
    6 mi
    This adventure begins at the Counterpoint Trailhead just north of Ponca, AR. Follow the trail downhill for about 2.7 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Take the trail off to the right and follow it for another .5 miles until you reach the Big Bluff area. There is a lot of area to expl...
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Hike to Scenic Big Bluff

    5.0
    6 mi
    The hike starts at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follows a clearly defined trail for 3 miles (approximately one hour) with mostly downhill or flat terrain and views through the trees of the rolling Ozark landscape. When you are almost to Big Bluff, the trail opens up into a large round area with ...
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Villines Homestead Trail

    0.5 mi / 138 ft gain
    Villines Homestead Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Paddle the Buffalo National River: Ponca to Kyle's Landing

    5.0
    10.3 mi
    Put in at the Ponca Bridge, or Steel Creek if the water is too low, for the most scenic float in Arkansas. Paddle surrounded by 3-400 foot bluffs, and through slightly challenging water here and there. Great float for kids as there are plenty of swimming holes.I've done this with my own elementar...
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Hike the Buffalo River Trail (Ponca to Steel Creek)

    2 mi / 250 ft gain
    Start this adventure by crossing the Ponca Low Water Bridge over the beautiful Buffalo National River and proceed up the path till you reach the trail sign on the other side.  You have the option of going either right or left at this point, follow the sign to the left and you will see a gate (sim...
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Balanced Rock Falls and Ponca Landing

    1.16 mi / 230 ft gain
    Balanced Rock Falls and Ponca Landing is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Jasper, Arkansas.
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Ponca to Pruitt Via Buffalo River Trail

    24.61 mi / 4537 ft gain
    Ponca to Pruitt via Buffalo River Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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  • Kingston, Arkansas

    Buffalo River Trail: Boxley to Ponca

    10.59 mi / 2149 ft gain
    Buffalo River Trail: Boxley to Ponca is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Hike to Steel Creek Overlook

    2.8 mi
    This hike begins at the popular Steel Creek Campground area along the Buffalo National River just outside of Ponca, Arkansas.  You can park anywhere in the grass just to the left where the pavement turns into gravel at the bottom of the hillside.  To reach the trailhead simply walk back up the ro...
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  • Yellville, Arkansas

    Buffalo River Trail: Steel Creek Campground to Villines Homestead

    5.06 mi / 1096 ft gain
    Buffalo River Trail: Steel Creek Campground to Villines Homestead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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