Wildlife-viewing Area Details 

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Name:Kings River Overlook Nature Trail
Type:Hiking Trail
County Coverage:Madison
Access:
Driving Directions:
From Arkansas Highway 23 north of Huntsville, turn east on County Road 1250. Travel about 1.5 miles and stay straight on County Road 1425.  Travel 0.5 miles and turn right on County Road 1230. Travel 2 miles and stay straight on County Road 1254. Turn left and follow the signs to the Kings River Overlook Nature Trail parking area.
Description:
The Kings River Overlook Nature Trail is a moderate, 1-mile, out-and-back hiking trail along a bluff overlooking a bend in the Kings River. The trail is on the eastern border of McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area.
The trail is for foot traffic only, and hikers should be very careful to stay away from the bluff's edge.

The Kings River carves through sandstone, shale and limestone on its journey north to the White River, which flows into Missouri's Table Rock Lake.

The trail is an excellent place to view bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, turkey vultures and other birds that soar using the updraft from the bluff. Deer and turkey are plentiful on the WMA, but are very cautious of humans.

Be aware of hunting seasons on the WMA and wear hunter orange or other brightly colored clothing for safety. Camping and repelling are not allowed along the trail.
Map:PDF Map
WMA Info:Link to Details