SummaryTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Upper Buffalo Wilderness Loop Professional Review and Guide
"While this 37-mile loop ride contains some steep climbs and a few rough, rocky sections, it is not technically difficult. It can be easily handled by beginners in good physical condition for the climbing. Eighteen miles of the loop take you along the paved surfaces of AR 21 and AR 16. The rest is on dirt and gravel roads that range in condition from good to poor. One four-mile stretch on Forest Service Road 1410 is in very poor condition. In other words, it is perfect for mountain biking. Several double-track roads split off FS 1410, making interesting and challenging side trips when you have the time to explore.Located on the northern edge of the Boston Mountains, the Buffalo River descends steeply in its upper reaches, carving bluffs that reach as high as 500 feet above the river. These bluffs are cut from the sediment of ancient seabeds from which the Bostons arose. Caves are common in this remnant sea floor."
--Steve Henry, Mountain Bike! Ozarks (Menasha Ridge Press).
Sign in/up to upload photos.