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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

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: 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: 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

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

Woolum Ford-Richland Creek Tour :: Witts Springs, AR

This stunning and varied mountain bike tour can be ridden as either a 19-mile point-to-point trip between Richland Creek Campground in the Ozark National Forest and Woolum Ford on the Buffalo National River, or as a 40-mile loop. It shows you a littl

Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway: Cody to Yellowstone :: Cody, WY

A 52-mile drive from the popular tourist town of Cody up the rugged canyon carved by the North Fork of the Shoshone River to Yellowstone National Park. This drive climbs from the historic town of Cody past Buffalo Bill Reservoir and up the rugged vol

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

Fort Peck Dam: Junction Highways 24/200 to Malta :: Glasgow, MT

This 147-mile drive begins seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It heads north through scrubland along the eastern fringe of Fort Peck Lake, then crosses the Milk River a half-dozen times on the way to Malta. It is a wonder how pioneers ever managed t

South Platte River Roads: Woodland Park to Pine Junction :: Deckers, CO

This 72-mile drive runs north from Woodland Park to Deckers where the road divides and forms a loop that follows the South Platte River and the river’s North Fork to the historic town of Buffalo Creek and the drive’s end at Pine Junction. The South P

Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway :: Cody, WY

A 27.5-mile canyon highway along the North Fork Shoshone River to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway travels through a wide canyon carved by the pristine North Fork of the Shoshone River. President Theo

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway: Cody to US 212 / WY 296 Junction :: Cody, WY

A 63-mile paved highway from Cody that leads high into the Absaroka Mountains and the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. This drive follows a very scenic route over a pass in the Absaroka Mountains to the large canyon carved by the Clarks Fork of

Milltail Creek :: Manteo, NC

Milltail Creek is contained within the boundaries of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. It begins in swampy land near the middle of the refuge and flows northwest, broadening into a lake area up to a quarter-mile wide for a few miles in th

Great Falls and the Surrounding Area :: Great Falls, MT

The roar of the cascading water led Captain Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to these five falls and Giant Springs—important landmarks on the Missouri River. The town of Great Falls was literally built around the Missouri River, and

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Lolo Trail is an ancient travel corridor once used by Native Americans for 6,000–8,000 years. The trail is comprised of a network of ancient routes that formed a travel corridor across the northern Rocky Mountains from present day Lolo, Montana,

West Yellowstone Area Campgrounds :: West Yellowstone, MT

Visitors from the Northwest will likely consider this the primary entrance for Yellowstone National Park. Snowcapped mountains, forested plateaus, and sagebrush flats mix into the whole for changing scenery all along the route. Wildlife and dramatic

Township Road :: Buffalo Gap National Grassland, SD

Township Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Fall River County, South Dakota. It is within Buffalo Gap National Grassland. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 3,704 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation

Road 7007 :: Buffalo Gap National Grassland, SD

Road 7007 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Fall River County, South Dakota. It is within Buffalo Gap National Grassland. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 3,731 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gai

County Highway 6f :: Buffalo Gap National Grassland, SD

County Highway 6f is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Fall River County, South Dakota. It is within Buffalo Gap National Grassland. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 3,386 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total eleva

Four Bear Trail :: Cody, WY

Located 18 miles west of Cody or 25 miles east of the Yellowstone National Park east entrance, south of the Rattlesnake Mountains, northwest of Buffalo Bill Reservoir on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, and near the southwest corner of the North

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

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

Cody Area Campgrounds :: Cody, WY

History, high mountains, and two of the three Yellowstone National Park entrances from Wyoming are the highlights of this area. The Buffalo Bill Historic Center in Cody presents an overwhelming collection of historical artifacts for interpretation. B

Castle Rock Area Campgrounds :: Deckers, CO

Castle Rock is really a southern suburb of Denver, but the area merits its own section in the book because it offers such a diversity of camping choices, most of which are not easily accessible from the city. Named for its fortress-like rock formatio

Sleeping Buffalo Area :: Saco, MT

On the crest of a ridge near a place where the Cree Indians frequently crossed the Milk River, a herd of buffalo appears to rest quietly—only they never seem to move! The “herd” is really a group of glacial boulders that from a distance resembles a g

Indianapolis Cultural Trail :: American Legion Mall, IN

Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Marion County, Indiana. It is within American Legion Mall, Military Park, and White River State Park. It is 7.1 miles long and begins at 705 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.6

Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway: Ten Sleep to Buffalo :: Ten Sleep, WY

A 64-mile paved highway up spectacular Ten Sleep Canyon and over the southern end of the high Big Horn Mountains to Buffalo. This drive climbs over the Big Horn Mountains, one of the largest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Wyoming. Only mount

The Best of the Midland Trail: Old US 60 :: Clifftop, WV

An 81-mile drive on US 60 over the northern two-thirds of the Midland Trail Scenic Highway from Sam Black Church to Malden, past historical sights, views of the New River Gorge, and the Kanawha River. This route has been important for centuries, firs

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge :: White Earth, MN

Saying “all rivers lead here” may be an exaggeration, but certainly the lands of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge rest upon a “height of land” that was important to Native Americans as well as early fur traders. From here one could reach, via water,

Flathead River :: Polson, MT

Whitewater paddlers know the three forks of the Flathead River. These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West. It is a gentler, though still impres

Pine Valley Ranch to Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Recreation Area :: Pine, CO

Pine Valley Ranch Park serves as an excellent access point into the northern sector of Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Recreation Area. Delivering the cool, rushing waters of the North Fork of the South Platte River, picnic tables, rest rooms, potable wa

Erbie Loop :: Jasper, AR

This 20-mile loop is a good introduction to the Buffalo River country. It can be ridden by cyclists of all skill levels. Two and a half miles of the loop use the paved surfaced of AR 7. There is a small shoulder that makes this portion of the ride sa

Three Forks and the Surrounding Area :: Three Forks, MT

Explore the cultural and natural resources this small Montana town at the headwaters of the Missouri River has to offer. Two state parks and a fine museum make Three Forks an excellent place for family adventure. Food, gas, restaurants, and gift shop

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

Wet Prong - McCoy Hollow Connector Trail :: Cave City, KY

This is the shortest backcountry trail in the park. It serves to connect the Wet Prong of Buffalo Loop Trail and the McCoy Hollow Trail. The trail itself is in fair to good condition and sees moderate to heavy traffic. The path leaves the Wet Prong