How to Hike Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff (Epic Rock Formations)

Tucked in the mountains of North Central Arkansas, the Pedestal Rocks scenic hiking area is one to add to your day hike bucket list! The geology you’ll see exploring both the Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff Trails makes for an incredible outdoor adventure.  

So pack your favorite hiking gear and camera, and read on to get the scoop on how to hike in this special place in the Ozark Mountains with jaw-dropping scenic views! 

Where is the Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area?

The Pedestal Rocks hiking area is located near Pelsor, Arkansas.  Since cell phone reception is hit and miss in the Ozarks, map your route ahead of time while you have cell reception.

Distance: 4.6 mile Elevation Gain: 580 feet Route Type: Loop hike Difficulty: Moderate Time to Hike: 2-3 hour

Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff Trailhead Detail

Self-Guided Tours

This loop trail leads hikers through the forest and along bluffs with epic views of rock formations, natural bridges, caves, and mountain valleys. The majority of both trails are shaded unless you’re hiking through the rocks.

Best Time to Hike

The trail is accessible year-round. The best time of year to hike depends on your seasonal preference and weather. Hiking in the summer will be beautiful, lush, and hot.

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