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Woolum, Arkansas Map

We started at the 65 bridge near Tyler Bend. It took a bit to find the trailhead. We parked our vehicle off Hwy 65 on Grinders Ferry Rd, crossed the highway and walked down the drainage ditch to start the trail (we found the tunnel too slick to go through). The trail is well marked and a beautiful hike. We went to Collier Homestead and on past to the overlook - a don’t miss this! kinda place. Then back to the homestead and continued on the BRT down the mountain to the open meadow below and on to the creek. Couldn’t cross because the water was just a bit too high. So backtracked to the homestead and took a trail down to the visitor center. From there we hiked Buck Ridge Trail back to the BRT and the bridge and our car. This was a great hike with beautiful views and much up and downs for great exercise. The Tyler Bend area is really spectacular. We’ll go in a different way to resume the trail towards Woolum next week.

6 months ago

Finding the start to the trail was surprisingly difficult. We overnighted in the Woolum campground, so we also had to cross Buffalo river to get to the trail. It wasn't a difficult river crossing, but this may be a significant hurdle to consider for some; it was just above waist deep. Once across the river, access to the trail is hidden away a short distance up the smaller fork of the river. Part of it is also overgrown, having succumb to the woods.

Once started, however, the trail is quite fine. There were some neat things along the trail such as an old car and a couple of old buildings.

I did this trail in December and had a great time. I liked the fact that the river came fairly close to the trail several times eliminating the need to carry large amounts of water. The views were nice and there were some old homesteads and cemeteries along the way. The creek crossing to start the trail was a little brisk but there is a fire ring just up from the waters edge and if you strip before crossing,the warming up and drying out is a quick process. At the time of my crossing the water was about crotch deep at the deepest part and there was no current.