Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining un-dammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River.
I loved this trail. It was relatively easy to follow since the water was low and we could stay in and around the creek bed for most of the hike. There are several spots to stop off and explore the rocks and crannies. There are at least 6 waterfalls along the way. Once you reach the waterfall at the end climb up the ropes on the right for an awesome view and the path to get back to the Eye of the Needle. For this hike I suggest bringing a snack and wearing comfortable, durable shoes as there are lots of slick spots and places you could twist an ankle. We stopped and explored a little and it took us roughly 5 hours to make the entire trip there and back.
Layla B. on Hideout Hollow Trail
Very easy path lots of flat areas
The hike down is not to bad but the hike up is very strenuous. Make sure to take lots of water and breaks, it's definitely not for the faint at heart. The views are STUNNING! We did he entire loop and went down by the river and it was all around amazing and great exercise.
Stellar trail with some of the greatest views available along the bluff. Eas difficulty hike going in, moderate hike coming out. The path is marked well and easy to follow. Spend ample time at the bluffs before starting the hike back. This trail also converges along the trail to Hemmed in Hollow. Highly recommend.