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Pedestal Rocks Area - Day Hike Trails

King's Bluff Loop Trail (C-4)

Park/Rec Area: Pedestal Rocks Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 1.7 miles
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Brochure: Contact the Ranger District address

Additional Trail Information: Caution: Parts of these trails traverse along the edge of high bluffs. Railings have been added in certain locations; however, extra care should be taken in the vicinity of the bluffs.

Location: Approximately 6 miles east of Pelsor on Hwy. 16; both the Pedestal Loop and the King's Bluff Loop Trails are accessed from the Pedestal Rocks Trailhead

Description: This trail travels through a forest of large hardwoods and visits the awe-inspiring King’s Bluff. This is a beautiful area; the bluff and the views into the surrounding valley are simply fantastic. The creek which helped expose this majestic sandstone bluff spills over the edge, forming one of the highest waterfalls in this part of the Ozarks.

For Information: Bayou Ranger District, 12000 SR 27, Hector, AR, 72843, (479) 284-3150 www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark

Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail (C-4)

Park/Rec Area: Pedestal Rocks Area
Region: Ozarks
Length: 2 1/2 miles
Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Additional Trail Information: Caution: Parts of these trails traverse along the edge of high bluffs. Railings have been added in certain locations; however, extra care should be taken in the vicinity of the bluffs.

Location: Approximately six miles east of Pelsor on Hwy. 16; both the Pedestal Loop and the King's Bluff Loop Trails are accessed from the Pedestal Rocks Trailhead

Description: This spectacular trail derives its name from the large number of weathered limestone columns that resemble huge pedestals which are interspersed along the bluff line. Caves and shelters are also formed as a result of the massive weathering. These are located along the base of the bluff line. From the top of the bluff, visitors can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view down into the valley of the Illinois Bayou’s North Fork. This is truly a scenic area, offering a glimpse of the ancient geology of the Ozarks.

For Information: Bayou Ranger District, 12000 SR 27, Hector, AR, 72843, (479) 284-3150 www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark