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.

Fun bouldering and climbing in the creek bed up to the caves

hiking
14 days ago

Fun trail! Easy walking until you get to the end where there's a bit more incline involved. The caves are fun- you can wiggle your way inside- there wasn't too much water while we were there. Be sure if you can go make your way all the way to the back of the cave where there is a small hole to crawl through which leads to a large cavern with a waterfall. We never saw this and so missed out- but a fellow hiker said it was difficult to get through but well worth it!

Not too many people when we entered, but then a bus of school kids on a field trip came toward the end... so not always peaceful in its popularity.

backpacking
19 days ago

I’ve done this trail when the water is running and when it’s dry. It’s is a beautiful trail both ways. When the water is running it reminds me of a place dinosaurs walked. The cathedral has great acoustics . Some Amish folks were there when I went one of the times and they all sang amazing grace. It sounded so amazing. Definitely a family friendly hike.

on Lost Valley Trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome! Falls was just a trickle but were able to make it back to falls in cave ( dry) because of drought.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike with so many amazing things to explore! We went on a Tuesday and we never saw a single person, we had the whole mountain to ourselves! We even saw lots of elk in the drive to the trailhead.
The cave at the end of the trail was truly awesome to our family. We crawled all the way to the back to see it open up and saw the waterfall inside, which wasn’t too much water at this time, making it easier to navigate back inside the cave. If you are claustrophobic you might/probably/most likely will be freaked out to go all the way. Our 2 boys 11 and 14 didn’t have any trouble on this trail. They looked like little mountain goats climbing all over the rock formations, and in cob cave. We loved every single bit of this trail and could have stayed exploring it all day. We will go back next time we are in the area.

Nice, easy trail with a few waterfalls and caves. It is one of the nicest trails I've been on.

Very cool with kids. Some amazing caves to explore. Loved it.

I suppose if you like hikes through valleys and you like caves this is fine. I guess I prefer to hike mountains.

Great starter trail. Fun for all ages. Awesome caves and creeks. Love the history in this one

hiking
2 months ago

Terrific, kid-friendly trail in one of the most beautiful areas Arkansas. Lots of really cool rock formations, and Eden Falls cave, at the end of the trail, has a waterfall inside the cave. I have hiked this trail more times than I can count over the past 30 years.

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorites, many scenic spots. Can have a lot of foot traffic on weekends.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail that offers a lot in a short hike. Good for all ages and experience levels.

Beautiful! Need to go back and see Eden Falls in the spring when the water is up!

hiking
3 months ago

The first part of the hike is pretty easy, but when you get to the Natural Bridge section and go through it and hike over all the large boulders, it gets a lot more fun. Then there is some climbing up and out of that section to get to the Eden Falls area.

Bring your ear buds and favorite music in case it is busy and noisy.

Beautiful trail with lots to see. Fun stairs and caves with little waterfalls. Beautiful drive from Fayetteville!

hiking
3 months ago

The features (Cob Cave & Natural Bridge) on this trail are amazing. This trail would be so much better minus the constant screaming of kids. It's still worth it.

Awesome

hiking
3 months ago

My favorite hike. I go AT LEAST once a year if not more. We went last weekend and there was no waterfall. It was the first time in the past 5 years I’ve never seen a waterfall. Still beautiful and worth it

hiking
3 months ago

Don't let the beginning of the trail fool you. As you get back to the cave the steps and trail become more challenging. As others have noted headlamp or flashlight is a good idea. Watch out for the noggin' knocker in the cave. 3 star rating due to the crowd of people on the hike. The main trail was very well maintained. Didn't go on the optional trail.

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