Best trails in Buffalo National River Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Buffalo National River Wilderness, Arkansas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, forest trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Buffalo National River Wilderness ranging from 4.3 to 35.4 miles and from 790 to 1,797 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Hemmed in Hollow Trail
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Hemmed in Hollow Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#2 - Triple Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Triple Falls (aka Twin Falls) at Boy Scout camp Orr, is a simple hike along the trail on the north side of the creek that heads west from the parking to the 48 ft. tall falls, arguably the most scenicShow more
#3 - Ponca Wilderness and Buffalo National River Loop [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 20.2 mi • Est. 10 h 20 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#4 - Cecil Cove Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
This is a scenic trail that crosses Cecil creek several times, has bluffs, historic homsteads, and old cemetery.Show more
#5 - Sneeds Creek and Hemmed in Hollow Loop [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#6 - Balanced Rock Falls and Ponca Landing [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#7 - Thunder Canyon Falls [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#8 - Buffalo River Trail: Boxley to Ponca [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 33 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#9 - Boxley Valley Scenic Drive [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi
The drive begins at the intersection of hwy 43 and hwy 74, and travels north to the town of Ponca.Show more
#10 - Buffallo River Trail [CLOSED]
Buffalo National River Wilderness
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Length: 35.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Old River Trail criss-crosses back and forth across the Buffalo National River from Ponca to Pruitt. Long before this was a national park, the river was home to pioneer families who moved up and Show more
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