Frog Bayou

Total Miles
12.4

Elevation

623.23 ft

Duration

3.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail follows FS1705/Kenney Rd and runs along Frog Bayou, the main tributary for Lake Fort Smith, and features Frog Bayou Falls. Frog Bayou can be traveled either direction starting from Bidville Rd on the west side, or from FS 124 on the east side. The highlight of the trip is Frog Bayou falls which is more easily accessed from the east side with a travel time of 45 minutes or less to reach the falls, this side of the trail is mostly an easy rating. Starting on the west side, travel time to the falls is between 2-3 hours and features several narrow, overgrown sections that are sure to leave pinstripes if you are in anything bigger than a SxS. This side of the trail is intermediate and features water crossings, steep climbs and descents, washouts, mudholes and Kenney Cemetery.

Photos of Frog Bayou

Frog Bayou
Frog Bayou
Frog Bayou

Difficulty

60% of the trail is easy, but there are several intermediate sections and obstacles like mudholes, water crossings and steep grades.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Chip Leach
Mar 22, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
The trail East of the falls is 1-3 rating. Can be done in a stock Jeep. A few technical spots. West of the falls it’s bit more challenging. There are some bigger rocks and stock vehicles may need spotting. My TJ with 31’s and only 2.5” lift had very little trouble. Just enough to make it fun. The trail is a bit easier going from East to West because you are going downhill on the most challenging obstacles.
Brian Gayley
Mar 16, 2024
2024 Jeep Wrangler
Obstructed
Brian Gayley
Mar 16, 2024
2024 Jeep Wrangler
Permanently Closed
Posted Private Property
Brodie Hill
Mar 09, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Muddy/Wet
Trail is best ran east to west if you are on anything smaller than 35’s. This makes majority of the trail downhill. Several wet areas and mud holes to play in if desired. Definitely do not run this trail if you are worried about scratches.

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