Buffalo National River Trails

To find trails in Buffalo National River, Arkansas select a region or trail below.

Buffalo National River: Boxley to Buffalo City :: Ponca, AR

The Buffalo River begins as a tiny stream in the Boston Mountains on the north side of AR 16 near Fallsville, Arkansas, and flows approximately 140 miles to its confluence with the White River. Its entire length is protected by its own unique legisla

Buffalo National River: Rush Ghost Town :: Conway, AR

Rush is an Arkansas ghost town. It was a mining community that began in the 1880s and thrived through the 1920s because of its rich deposits of zinc. Zinc was used to protect metal from corrosion and in the manufacture of copper and brass. Rush was m

Buffalo National River: Indian Rockhouse Trail :: Conway, AR

This trail includes a dose of history, archaeology, and some beautiful sights too. Indian Rockhouse is a fascinating place to explore. This trail includes waterfalls, sinkholes, caves, a prospecting mine, and a natural bathtub. There’s something to s

Buffalo National River: River View and Spring Hollow Trails :: Fayetteville, AR

This combination of two Tyler Bend trails will give you expansive views of the Buffalo River and an intimate look into the lives of the resourceful people who settled this rough landscape.

Buffalo National River: Centerpoint and Hemmed-In Hollow Trails :: Fayetteville, AR

This is a demanding out-and-back hike with some constant climbing on the return route, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Th e hike includes majestic views from Big Bluff looking up the Buffalo River.

Buffalo National River: Lost Valley Trail :: Fayetteville, AR

This short hike takes you through some of the most beautiful Buffalo River country in the state. You’ll see towering bluffs, Eden Falls, Cob Cave, and a natural bridge. Lost Valley is a great trek for kids and novice hikers.

Buffalo National River: Buffalo River Trail—Spring Creek Section :: Harrison, AR

This 11.6-mile out-and-back section of the Buffalo River Trail passes over three towering bluffs that offer spectacular views of the river and the surrounding Ozark Mountains. While traveling along the top of the bluffs, the views down to the river a

Buffalo National River: Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow :: Harrison, AR

Follow this out-and-back trail to the tallest waterfall in the Ozarks. While HemmedIn Hollow Waterfall flows year-round, the 210-foot waterfall is most impressive after a period of consistent rainfall. Early spring, after heavy summer storms, and fal

Buffalo National River: Centerpoint Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow :: Harrison, AR

This 10.6-mile out-and-back hike in the Buffalo National River area has a little bit of everything that the Ozarks have to offer. Hikers choosing this route to Hemmed-In Hollow not only get to see the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and Appalac

Buffalo National River: Lost Valley Trail :: Harrison, AR

One of the most popular trails in the area, the Lost Valley Trail offers year-round scenic beauty. An easy day hike in the upper district of the Buffalo National River takes you to Eden Falls. Highlights include the waterfall and a box canyon, bluff

Buffalo National River-Buffalo Point to Rush Landing :: Yellville, AR

The bluffs are as tall as the upper Buffalo, but with the deep canyon being densely forested and terraced, the beautiful scenery is not as dramatic as the Ponca run. Still, the slow 7.5 miles on this easy class I run can typically be floated year-rou

Buffalo National River-Mt. Hersey to Woolum :: Mount Hersey, AR

If you want a taste of sweet Buffalo scenery, then consider these 8.5 miles. This moderately popular stretch has a slightly longer season with some sporty riffles and minor rapids. While the bluffs aren’t nearly as dramatic as the Ponca section,

Buffalo National River-Ponca to Kyles Landing :: Ponca, AR

If you only paddle one selection from this book, these 10.6 miles are it. The issue? Plenty of folks know this. Winter, fall, and midweek paddlers will enjoy an emptier class II stream. But even busy spring weekends are enjoyable, with towering bluff

Hemmed in Hollow :: Buffalo National River, AR

Hemmed in Hollow is a hiking trail in Newton County, Arkansas. It is within Buffalo National River. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 2,250 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,661 feet. Near the tr

Buffalo River Trail :: Buffalo National River, AR

Buffalo River Trail is a hiking trail in Newton County, Arkansas. It is within Buffalo National River. It is 24.6 miles long and begins at 800 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 49.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 8,648 feet. The Adai

Tyler Bend :: Harrison, AR

This picturesque campground is nestled in Tyler Bend of the Buffalo National River. If the Army Corps of Engineers had had its way, Tyler Bend would be under water. Just downstream is the site of a proposed 1960s dam site on the Buffalo. Plans to dro

Scenic 7 Byway South: Russellville to Hot Springs, AR :: Dardanelle, AR

A 69-mile drive south from Russellville across the Arkansas River valley, into the Ouachita Mountains, and ending at Hot Springs. The drive begins in the Arkansas River valley, which is considered a subregion of the Ouachitas. The valley occupies a b

Ozark Highlands: Eureka Springs to Clarksville, AR :: Berryville, AR

A 95-mile drive beginning at historic Eureka Springs, crossing the Boston Mountains, and ending at Clarksville. The northern part of the drive is in a region underlain by limestones and dolomites. For over hundreds of thousands of years, water seepin

Scenic 7 Byway North: Harrison to Russellville, AR :: Jasper, AR

An 84-mile drive from Harrison south to Russellville through the picturesque Boston Mountains. On April 5, 1994, Arkansas’s first National Scenic Byway was dedicated at a ceremony in Russellville. Called the Scenic 7 Byway, AR 7 has long enjoyed a re

Ozark Highlands Trail :: Alma, AR

This scenic wilderness trail traverses the Ozark National Forest and ends at the Buffalo National River. Established by a presidential proclamation in 1908, the Ozark National Forest covers 1,055,000 acres, mostly in northwest Arkansas. The word “Oza

Richland Creek: Ben Hur to Stack Rock :: Ben Hur, AR

Richland Creek begins near the small community of Sandgap, located at the intersection of AR 7 and AR 16, and flows northeast for approximately 33 miles to its confluence with the Buffalo National River. The Ozark National Forest and the Richland Cre

Kyle’s Landing :: Harrison, AR

Kyle’s Landing is my favorite campground on the Buffalo National River. A low bluff overlooks Kyle’s, and a large pine grove in the downstream end of camp reminds me of the Rockies. The campground’s rough, steep 3-mile entrance road keeps RVs and m

Crooked Creek: Harman to AR 101 :: Everton, AR

Crooked Creek rises south of Harrison, Arkansas, and runs alongside AR 7, flowing through Harrison before heading east. It then parallels AR 62 until it flows into the Buffalo National River. It lives up to its name, twisting and turning constantly a