Buffalo River Trail Western Section

Clarksville, Arkansas

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The trail runs roughly parallel to the Buffalo River through wilderness areas and along multicolored palisades. The trail leaves the parking area, crosses AR 21 and Smith Creek, and starts meandering along a course that passes wide open fields, springs, several streams, and old homesites.
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Hiking Arkansas

by Janie & Wyatt Jones (Falcon Guides)

The trail runs roughly parallel to the Buffalo River through wilderness areas and along multicolored palisades. The trail leaves the parking area, crosses AR 21 and Smith Creek, and starts meandering along a course that passes wide open fields, springs, several streams, and old homesites.

© 2004 Janie & Wyatt Jones/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Clarksville
Length: 36.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Boxley, Murray, Ponca, and Jasper
Topo Map: Buffalo River Trail (Western Section) Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Arkansas Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/15/2010

We hiked the Steel Creek to Kyles landing leg. The scenery and weather were great.

6/9/2010

The last place I expected to have such an incredible time hiking, camping, and canoeing was Arkansas! Being from Indiana, I romanticize about spending time in wildly diverse terrain with many things to see and experience...but no one could have ever convinced me that the northwest corner of Arkansas would be such an amazing outdoor playground. Yes, Arkansas! In my research the Buffalo River Region in the Ozarks always ranked really high among hikers. Many people wrote about the sheer bluffs, the great trails, the special scenic spots, and the adventurous Buffalo River. In fact, this particular area was ranked by Trails.com as one of the Top 100 trails in the United States. Our plan was to spend two days hiking and two days canoeing. We would leave Ponca, hike ten miles to an area close to the unbelievably scenic Hemmed in Hollow, camp overnight and then hike back to Ponca via an alternate trail. We would then spend the night in Ponca and leave for a two day canoeing trip ending downstream at Kyle's Landing. Amazing spots along the way- all of the bluffs, Granny Henderson's, Slaty Place, Hemmed-In Hollow...and bluff jumping. We had an absolute blast!

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