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We went to King’s River Falls Nature area near Boston, AR. last Friday March 30th early in the morning. First of all, there were some pretty large fires along AR Highway 16 (part of the 11 fires that the Forest Service set intentionally (Prescribed Burns) to rid the forest floor of fuel and prevent a larger more destructive fire and enhance the understory for more beneficial species of plants for wildlife.

After a 20 minute ride north of AR 16, we reached Mitchell Creek near the junction of the Kings River. The Kings headwaters are near Boston AR. It was noticeable that the area was about 10 days behind in the “green up” of spring than Parthenon in Newton County to the east. Those are some very high and cold mountain tops in Madison County. The Nature Area has a parking area for 4-6 cars and a well marked trail that follows the south side of the Kings River to and on past the main falls. However all along the 1.2 (2.4 mile round trip) mile walk and there are many views of moving water and 2-4 foot drops every 100-200′ throughout the walk.

As we approached the main falls, a gorgeous waterfall poured in at out feet on the south side of a hill. This is overall an easy hike; with wildflowers along the entire route. I highly recommend this hike. Pictures follow:

upper Kings River

redbud at its peak along the Kings

the trail

a pretty hole and fat run of clear water

indian shelter along the trail

the main falls "Kings River Falls"

Main falls

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