Tea Kettle Falls Trail is a moderate 2.4 mile trail following West Fork Creek through the woods, ultimately leading to an amazing 46 foot tall waterfall that flows through a hole through the side of the overhanging bluffs.
Directions: Take hwy 23 north out of Huntsville, Ark. to Forum, Ark. go past Forum 6.5 miles to gravel Rd. #447, (from the north travelling south, this is 1.4 miles past hwy 12) Turn east and travel 1.4 miles and park on the shoulder of the road before crossing over the creek. If you go past the creek the road climbs up a steep hill, return to the south side of the creek and park.
Trail Length and Type: 2.4 Mile Out and Back
Difficulty: Moderate/ Partial Bushwack & Creek Crossings
Features: Waterfall (Tea Kettle Falls), woods, bluffs, caves, smaller waterfalls (Reynolds Falls), West Fork Creek
On a beautiful fair winters day, two of my friends and I hiked Tea Kettle Falls trail. Part of the adventure was just finding it in the first place! Our mistake was turning onto the gravel road with the Madison County Wildlife Management Area sign. It is not on this road! Look for County Road #447. When you turn onto this road you’ll see fenced in pasture and a farm on your right..woods on your left.
Even in the dead of winter, this was a gorgeous trail. The bluffs were covered with giant icecicles and you could see into woods at so many other beautiful little areas that are usually hidden in the summer. There’s a smaller but really beautiful waterfall called Reynold’s Falls on the way to your destination fall that is definitely worth visiting. Tea Kettle Falls wasn’t running at all during our visit so we’ll be back in the Spring. It was a perfect winter hike though and I can’t wait to return again in the Spring!