Buffalo River Trail from Kyles Landing Campground

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Buffalo River Trail from Kyles Landing Campground is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jasper, AR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.2 miles 3418 feet Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

33 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid- November; no fees charged mid-November to mid-March.

1 month ago

We went thru the trailhead at Kyle's landing. Took the Steel Creek trail first but turned back because some of our party were not ready for a water crossing. Changed over to the Buffalo river trail and wow. Be prepared for a climb. My S health recorded a 1.07 mile accent through the mountain. I had to stop after that as it still went up and I was recovering from injury. Take lots of water and snacks for energy.

1 month ago

Not bad. Tons of other trails in the area with way better views. Lots of climbing, up about 400 feet and then drop about 800 going into steel creek campground. Not many views at all of the river or bluffs. Clean trail through the woods is all.

backpacking
2 months ago

Melanie, my sentiments exactly. I love kayaking the Buffalo River but the trail is just not that great. I would never do it again. It's a beautiful area and lots of special places to go and see but the actual trail doesn't showcase them, unfortunately.

hiking
5 months ago

First of all I just came here for the day of hiking and have done other hikes throughout the ozarks. I read about this place in backpacker magazine and was stoked . Drove 2 hrs to get to it and the last 3 miles was a dirt road at a very steep incline. Defiantly need a 4 wheel vehicle to go to this trail! Do not attempt unless have ! Also make sure your tires are good! A rock gave me a blow out on my car and on a steep incline , so you can imagine the stress. Had to have help back out of the area. And the trail did not seem worth all that trouble to go to compared to other trails in the ozarks. The trail only goes by the river from the distance unless you take side trails to the river to see it which is unclear. Otherwise your hiking through forest. The river is wonderful and clear and beautiful but the trail is not what was expected. Also this site says dogs are allowed on leash , but the sign at the start of the trail said no dogs . Just want to give y'all heads up.

hiking
1 year ago

This is where the trailhead for Indian Creek Trail is located. Right on the Buffalo. Looks like a great place to spend the weekend camping and enjoying the trails and river.

camping
2 years ago

I liked it better back in the day. Before the bath rooms. When camping here was free.

canoeing
3 years ago

Great river access & place to camp!

hiking
4 years ago

This is by far one of my favorite trails thus far. The rocky terrain is perfect for a climber like myself. Beautiful stitches, waterfalls, and many cliffs to scale. The view from the top of the Eye of the Needle is spectacular too.

camping
4 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

If you are in shape and love to do some climbing it's not a marked trail or a very well known trail check out the trail following up Indian creek. You can get to it from the campground. This was the best hike we've been on so far. It takes you to what's called the eye of the needle and when the waters flowing you will have to walk in and out of the creek on the trail. When you make it all the way down to the eye if you don't want to climb then turn and go back. But if you can do some climbing and sliding there's a tree coming out of the side of the bluff with a rope tied to it climb up and go to the left there will be about a 4' walk through the bluff go through it and another trail picks up. Make it to the other side of the eye and it's another world of beauty :)