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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.

My favorite trail in Arkansas.

Started hike at 2:30 PM. The straight continues as CenterPoint Trail , which takes you to Buffalo river. Right turn is Goat Trail. Its well marked on tree, hard to miss it. Very Scenic view from Goat trail bluff. Watch out your steps. There are campsite under the bluff. After goat trail , i went further down on CPT till the Buffalo River. Could not see Granny Henderson's house. Its not marked nor signs for it. On the way back I could see cloud formations and went back into Goat trail to capture pictures with clouds. Well worth it. Hike back is uphill. Was able to make it back at 7:00 PM just before it got dark.

hiking
9 days ago

Flat for the first mile then downhill for the rest of the way, flattening out at some parts which helps on the way back. We did it in 2 hours walking. The view is great once you get to the bluffs.

hiking
10 days ago

It's a long way in and a long way out, but the scenery at the bluffs certainly makes the hike worth it.

I fell in love with this trail! The way back is a little challenging because of the steep, long incline. But the views are incredible! No regrets here! Can't wait to go back!

This trailhead was actually difficult to find. Look for it to the right of the asphalt entrance road, before you get into the gravel roads and parking lot of the camp. A ranger mentioned to us that the length from trailhead to Kyles Landing would've been close to 8 miles one way, which I'm glad we found out before heading in. She was the one who suggested we go about a mile and a half to the lookout point- which was a great choice. The hike to the lookout is moderately strenuous, pretty rocky, and all uphill. The distance was perfect for us and we got to sit a while and admire that view!! An overall great hike!