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Tyler Bend Riverview Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saint Joe, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, fishing, and canoeing and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 301 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Rocky

No dogs

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Getting There

The Riverview, Spring Hollow, Buck Ridge, and Rock Wall Trails can be accessed from the Tyler Bend Visitor Center and Campground area. Leashed dogs are allowed on all of these except the Riverview Trail. Small-mouth bass, catfish and sunfish are the most popular fish to catch on the Buffalo River, but visitors should be aware that an Arkansas fishing license is required to fish anywhere on the river. The middle river location also allows for extended seasons for kayaking and tubing. If there's enough rain, the sports can go through mid to late summer. Get a dose of history by hiking to the Collier Homestead, a restored Ozark dwelling from the 1930's. The homestead remembers one of the homes built by settlers in response to the Homestead Act of 1862.

Amphitheater Drinking Water Fishing Flush Toilets Parking Area Picnic Area Ranger Station Visitor Center

TYLER BEND CAMPGROUND,AR Phone Number: Project Office:(870)439-2502

Located 11 miles northwest of Marshall, Arkansas

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Leah R
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It gets a bit steep right before the outlook but it's short lived and definitely worth the view.

Lea turner
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Beautiful river views. Well marked trail. It ends at the trees on the top of the ridge or you can continue on to the visitor center. There isn't a lot to see though.

Christa Moran
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Larissa Compo
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Michael Bambery
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Hiking

The Visitor Center has a lot of information about the area. Great vistas and the Collier homestead is very cool, you can even go inside and get a feel for life in the early part of the last century. DO IT!!!

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Arkansas Weekenders
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Hiking

Nice trail. Besides the high winds the hike was beautiful and the view was outstanding. The Collier Homestead is just down the trail a bit and both stops are worth the trip.

Ryan Ankabrandt
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Hiking

Easy, short, and well maintained trail with slightly steep incline at the end. River views from the bluff were impressive.

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justin hickman
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Pretty good trail just a lot of re routing due to blow down

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Larry Jarrett
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HikingMuddy

We hiked from Tyler Bend Visitor Center to the Collier Homestead and back along the return trail. Nice views of the river and interesting old restored homestead. Lots of wildflowers blooming along the trail. Parts of the trail was muddy from recent rains but the footing was ok.The visitor's center was really nice and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Robin R.
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Hiking

Our plan was to hike from Tyler Bend Visitor Center to Collier Homestead and back. The trail was nice at the beginning. At the bend, prior to the main trail headed towards the homestead, there is a caution sign warning hikers of steep drop offs and the danger of falling. We should have heeded the sign. After the first spectacular view of the Buffalo River, we continued until we came to a section of the trail that narrowed to less than one foot wide. It was right at the edge of a drop off. The trail in that spot canted downward to the edge. There was alternate footing with some tree roots that may have allowed you to pass, but those too were canted towards the edge. If you were to lose your balance, or to slip and fall, there were no trees, nor significant vegetation, to impede your rapid descent. You would suffer severe injuries, maybe even get killed if you lost your footing. This obviously happened in the past, otherwise there would be no need for the sign. Because of this, we exercised prudence. We turned around, headed back to the visitor center and drove to Collier’s Homestead. In summary, if you are an inexperienced hiker or have a fear of heights, this trail is not for you.

James Catalfamo
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Hiking

if you do this trail is better if you tie in the Collier Homestead Trail with it here is a great example on how people lived in the higher elevations of the arkansas mountains and also on this trail is two great overlooks. a nice short trail for families to explore. even on a cold cloud January day with the wind cutting to my bones on my hands and face. i really enjoyed both trails.

Teresa Boyd-Knappenberger
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! Fantastic lookout points, fallen trees, bluffs, and rock formations which provide a true AR backdrop for a photo shoot. The old homestead is another attraction. Very nice visitor's welcome center.

Mikel Vicki Davison
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Hiking

Great late fall hike. moderately difficult but not bad. veiws were outstanding.

Grant Davis
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Nice easy hike. Good trail to start your hiking season on.

Neno Massey
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so pretty during sunset

Shellie Aldrich
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Beautiful in the fall!

Laurah Brown
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Hiking

Nice visitors center, with a couple of good trails in the area. Can be crowded with campers in the summer!

Ellie Karvoski
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Hiking

I wanted to mention that dogs are not allowed on leashes for any of the Tyler Bend Trails. I learned the hard way. They are allowed on the gravel bars by the river. Other than that it was a nice hike with pretty views.

Eric Lincoln
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Hiking

If you're looking for info on the second section of the rugged Buffalo River Trail system -- you check in at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center first, then drive west -- see my review of the great but challenging 14-mile ridgeline hike from Woolum Campground to U.S. 65, here: http://alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/buffalo-river-trail?ref=search

Judy Baugh
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Camping

Great trail! See reviews on the two other trails in the campground

Doug Neidholdt
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Camping

Nice campground, did a walk in campsite. Nice Visitor Center, nice trails. Good base camp if doing a number of things in the area.

Doug Neidholdt
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Camping

Great campgrounds, well maintained. check for closings before going.

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Tyler Bend has a series of four hikes that can be combined to create a couple of loop trails. I did all four. They take you through wooded hillsides, historic rock walls, pioneer cabins/homesteads, bluff overlooking Buffalo River and more. A small visitor center is located at the site. Full service campsites and river access. Great destination for a number of reasons.

Tom Belew
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Hiking

Riverview section has some steep spots but great views. The trails intersect and cross but are well marked. Trails are pretty rocky so watch your step. Do not miss the Collier Homestead. Camping area is great!

Kristi Phillips
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Hiking

A fairly easy trail with no steep inclines. There are several trails within the trail system at the Buffalo River National Park (Tyler Bend) that intersect, so once you get started you can change trails at intersections to extend or reduce your distance as needed. Several spots on the trail are exposed to cliffs so those hiking with children would need to be careful.

Garrett Whitman
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MICHAEL FLEET
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Frank Fairbanks
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alan reilly
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