Kings River Natural Area, June 19, 2011

JUNE 19th 2011 (SUNDAY) 1:00 PM

Kings River

Linda Ellis will lead us to the Kings River Falls NA, located in the southeast corner of Madison Co.

Take highway 16 to Boston .  Go north on Co. Rd 3175 (dirt) for 2.1 miles; when the road forks, stay right on to Co. Rd. 3415.  Go 2.3 mi. to the intersection of 3415 and 3500.  Turn right on 3500, cross the river and meet in the parking area beside the river next to the historic Dripping Spring School building.

We will take the level trail to the convergence of Kings River and War Eagle Creek south of the parking area.  Later, we will move to the trailhead for the falls (about a 10th of a mile west) and hike the level trail 1/2 mi. to the falls if we have time.  To see an accurate map, click here.  This area is a narrow valley with huge scenic rock formations and many species of ferns, orchids and other “rock house” understory species.  The trails are level but require walking over broken, rocky ground to get to the falls.

Bring water, snacks, binoculars, cameras, bug repellent, etc.  We will end at 5:00 PM.

This trip is organized by the Ozark Chapter of the ANPS.  Consider joining the Chapter if you go.  Dues are only $5.00 per year.

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