Buffalo Hills Scenic Drive: Harrison to Jasper

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Buffalo Hills Scenic Drive: Harrison to Jasper is a 18.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Harrison, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 18.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,210 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving






no dogs

From Harrison take Arkansas hwy 7 south, a great first stop is Mystic Caverns, one special area in the cave is an 8 story crystal dome. Tours are available March-November. Past Mystic Caverns, on hwy 7 is Dogpatch, old amusement park. At Jasper, turn right or west on hwy 74. This leads you to historic Boxley Valley, at Ponca. Here at Ponca is the Elk Education Center. Also a great place to start a canoe trip on the Buffalo River. From here turn north on hwy 43 which leads you back to Harrison.

paddle sports
Sat Oct 31 2015

Beautiful! Clean, clear water & amazing scenery. Family friendly.

scenic driving
Fri Jul 03 2015

I live in Marble Falls AR and rent Cabins and Chalets in this area for vacation stays. Marble Falls is located halfway between Harrison and Jasper AR on the beautiful Scenic Byway 7 South. The drive on this Scenic Highway is Amazing anytime of the year but brings in hundred of thousands of people in the Spring, Summer and Fall. There are so many sights of the Ozark Mountains, Buffalo National River right from your car...I recommend this drive for everyone!

Wed Jan 01 2014

Great drive. Went twice this fall. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, the cave, the river, and a little hiking.

scenic driving
Thu Nov 25 2010

Worth the trip for fall color. Very scenic, visit mystic cave, Buffalo river for canoeing, Lost Valley hike, ideal for kids, you can spend a week in the area and not touch what is available to do.

Mon Sep 18 2017

scenic driving
Mon Sep 29 2014