America's First National River Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed 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.
This stunning trail's short length, restrooms and picnic area make it a really nice hike for kids. My two are thrilled with this trail, especially the first two caves that they can climb in. We have been a few times this year, the last time being just a few weeks ago (end of September) during breeding season, and we still didn't see any. Lucky us!
In May, the waterfalls were running high and the scenery was stunning. In October, there was only a trickle. Still a fun and beautiful, kid-friendly hike. Very crowded area, though. If you want solitude, this is definitely not the place to find it!