Rock Wall & Buck Ridge Loop trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Rock Wall & Buck Ridge Loop trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saint Joe, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

forest

river

rocky

no dogs

Rock Wall & Buck Ridge Loop trail very soon encounters one of the largest examples of pioneer rock walls in the state before climbing to a ridgetop, following a short distance the Buffalo River trail, then connects to the Buck Ridge trail, continuing through the rugged Ozark hills before returning.

hiking
6 months ago

Passes a swampy area between the trail and a beautiful old pasture at one point, very buggy. Lush and narrow trail, lots of shade. Upon reaching the end of the Rock Wall traili at the intersection with the BRT, continue to the HWY 65 bridge; there is a lovely area with wildflowers right at a creek crossing (Calf creek) and then continues under the bridge. The walk under is a treat, clean creek water running through a 12x12 concrete underpass. On the other side is a put-in area with huge gravel bars shaded in some areas. We had lunch here, looking across to a huge bluff with caves right over the river, creating whirlpools. Neat little hike, not too challenging.

hiking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Who ever said this is one of "largest examples of pioneer rock walls in the state" hasn't been around. They are all over just not obvious. There are miles of rock walls where I lived in Ozone, ar out away from highway. This wall was falling down in most places. Liked the hike.

hiking
Sunday, February 24, 2013

The rock wall was fun to view, overall a nice peaceful walk through the woods

hiking
Sunday, February 17, 2013