Turn right on Highway 268 to Buffalo Point. Carry several light sources with you. Buffalo Point Concession has been providing services to the local areas but also been known as a tourist attraction for people visiting. It is a work in progress with some sections long established, others just completed and lots more on the drawing table. Backcountry camping is allowed on the Buffalo River Trail and some of the park's … The Sod Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend can be easily accessed for self-guided tours. The only trails that allow dogs are the three Buffalo Point Campground trails (Forest Trail, Campground Trail, and Overlook Trail) and the Tyler Bend Campground trails (Spring Hollow Trail, Buck Ridge Trail, and Rock Wall Trail). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Meandering on edge of the Buffalo, the BRT offers mountain scenery, great hiking, and a nice view of the river. The trail is developed but unmarked. The first .3 is a downhill forested walk to the overlook which features an expansive view of the Buffalo River. When hiking west to east, the trail is a gradual but steady descent, and alternatively, if you start from Erbie Rd. The path will come to a junction with the Old River Trail (ORT), and here you’ll take a right to head north. There are miles and miles of hiking trails to hike on the upper end of the river. Take Highway 27 north to Harriet then turn left (west) onto Highway 14. Hunting is permitted in most of Buffalo National River's backcountry areas. Give yourself enough daylight for day trips. Welcome to Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. There are special considerations to make when traveling in the park's backcountry. The Buffalo River Trail is a hiking and backpacking trail that follows the path of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas.It consists of two separate sections that are referred to as the Western and Eastern sections. If the weather forecast looks questionable, consider postponing your trip. We’re continuing our adventures in NW Arkansas by going for some hikes, including the Centerpoint to Goat Trail (to Big Bluff) in the Buffalo … Stay on the trail as it follows the edge of the bluff, and follow it as it descends south into a pine forest. All material on Arklahoma Hiker, except for that appearing on Mara Kuhn and Charlie Williams posts, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. Leave a detailed itinerary and map of the area with a responsible person at home or work on whom you can rely to report you overdue in the event that you become delayed. The recent trail profile I did is at this link. ), OUR PRIVACY POLICY. Campground Trail Harrison, AR Along the Indian Rockhouse Nature Trail, Buffalo Point. Within this area and adjacent to it, there are also six specially designated Wilderness areas, and some of these fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest … Buffalo River seen from overlook (panoramic), Overlook Trail Loop, Buffalo Point Campground, Cool rock formations on the Overlook Trail, Panoramic shot of view from the Buffalo River overlook. A system of old lodging roads that runs throughout the area provides and informal network of trails for hiking and horseback rising. The campground has a great swimming area where you can also put in your kayaks and float down to Rush. Stay on designated trails. 14, then three miles east on Ark. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This 2.2 mile trail is moderate to strenuous in difficulty and moderately trafficked. Share Shares Copy Link. It can be combined with other trails such as the Chimney Rock Trail or Sneeds Creek Trail to access various parts of the valley. The park encompasses over 95,000 acres that surround the free-flowing Buffalo, much of which is linked together by a growing network of trails to accommodate hiking and equestrian-based recreational activities. All campgrounds except Lost Valley are directly adjacent to the Buffalo River. Click here for a Whitaker Point Trail Map | Scroll down for video footage of Whitaker Point . Tell someone where you are going. At this point the trail is following a road bed. 268. Located north of the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas is the Buffalo River. Getting to the Overlook Trail at Buffalo Point. Creative Commons attribution must include: "(c)Arklahoma Hiker" and a link to the original post/page. Buffalo Point area map. Check the weather forecast. (a separate 0.4 mile trail connects from the overlook to the Buffalo Point Campground). Morning Star Loop Trail (0.3 mile) This path passes the ruins of the Morning Star Mine buildings, including the remains of a blacksmith shop, livery barn, and smelter built in 1886. The Buffalo River Trail follows the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. This is a dirt path which leads down into the Buffalo River valley. Remember, cell phone service is unreliable in the park. Upper Buffalo Wilderness is located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.Created by an act of Congress in 1974, the wilderness covers an area of 12,108 acres (49 km²). Trail Facts. No copyright claimed on government created materials. Required fields are marked *. The Western Section is … The Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point, is located along the northern edge of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness in the Ozark National Forest, just south of the Buffalo National River. A free trail guide is available at Buffalo Point Information Stations. Notes: Easy to moderate hike with spectacular overlook view of the Buffalo National River. Buffalo Point Information Station (Lower Buffalo): (879) 449- 4311 Approximately 136 miles along the Buffalo River are under the protection of the National Park Service. (Watch for the park signs.). This trail follows the bench above the Buffalo River Valley and is a good access point for the Antenna Pine Lookout. Rush Mountain Mining Loop Trail In Arkansas Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Village. About Us. (Last revised: 5-19-2018.). Hiking and horse trails also exist in the area. The Overlook Trail loop (about 1.3 miles) at the Buffalo Point Campground (Buffalo National River, Marion County) is an enjoyable and not-too-challenging walk with a cool overlook of the river. As with most of the Buffalo River area, I only had limited (AT&T) cell service in a few places. Buffalo River Cabins are close by the Buffalo National River near Buffalo Point and the Historic Mining Ghost Town of Rush. Buffalo River Trail. To get there from the north, take Highway 412 to Yellville, and then take Highway 14 heading east (really south). … Carry a topographic map of the park and know how to read it. An easy cruiser of a hike lands you arguably the best view in the whole state: From the Whitaker Point trailhead (35.8984, -93.4579), tiptoe along the bluffs north of the Lower Fork Buffalo River to the rocky beak known as … For both a scenic and historic stroll, check out this abandoned village hike in Arkansas. Wild Bill’s Outfitter is at the turn. Give them the telephone number to Buffalo National River's 24-hour dispatch: 1-888-692-1162. (Watch for the park signs on Highway  14. When I last hiked the trail in July, I ran into a large group of deer on the Campground Trail part of the loop. After 14 miles, take a left onto Highway 268. Continue north along this trail until you come to the Buffalo River. If you are hiking consider wearing high-visibility orange outerwear during hunting season. sign. You can hike the Indian Rockhouse, Buffalo Point Campground Trails, Rush Mine Level Trail, or the Buffalo River Trail in the Lower District. The BRT stretches from Boxley to Pruitt. Search and rescue missions often result from visitors who get in over their head and quickly become overwhelmed by trip duration, trip difficulty, or environmental conditions (air and water temperatures). The trailhead parking is on the right about a mile further up the road. It is easily one of the most photograped and recognizable features in Arkansas, and is often seen on publications depicting the outdoors in Arkansas. Buffalo Point: Overlook Trail LoopLocationBuffalo Point Campground, Buffalo National River, Marion County, ArkansasHike Length/Type1.3 mile loopDifficultyModerate (3 of 5)Gpx file by MikeGpx file linkDate HikedJuly 27, 2014Directions Google Maps Directions to Overlook Trailhead at Buffalo PointOfficial Info - Phone/Links(870) 449-4311 Buffalo Point Ranger Station Information Website Official Campground Map (pdf), Your email address will not be published. At about 1.5 miles, the Ranger Station is on the right. There are some cool rock formations along this stretch. Itineraries, Trips & (Last revised: 10-19-2015. Stay on 65 for 64 miles to Marshall. In fact, it's so big that it has the distinction of being the tallest sheer bluff face found … Restaurant # 870-449-5900. Please visit the park's Leave No Trace page to learn more about Buffalo National River's Leave No Trace efforts. See 7 traveler reviews, 5 photos and blog posts 5.0 - 4 Reviews $ (870) 439-2502 Buffalo National River, Arkansas ... Take time to explore the Indian Rock House Cave. Buffalo Point Ranger Station is located here, along with rustic cabins, campsites, and a restaurant. Google Maps Directions to Overlook Trailhead at Buffalo Point, (870) 449-4311 Buffalo Point Ranger Station Information, Billy Creek Trail South Loop Fall Pics (Ouachita Forest), Hobbs: Hidden Diversity – Dutton Hollow Loop – 4 mi, Buffalo River Trail: Steel Creek to Steel Creek Overlook – 3 mi (o&b), Sequoyah State Park: Deer Run Trail – 2 mi, Buffalo Point: Indian Rockhouse Trail – 3 mi, Fuzzybutt Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest), Six Finger Falls (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest), Six Finger Falls Pics (Richland Creek Wilderness, Ozark Forest), Buffalo Point: Overlook Trail Loop (Buffalo River) – 1 mi, Buffalo Point Campground, Buffalo National River, Marion County, Arkansas. The net elevation change is only about 200 feet. These photos are all from my July 27, 2014 visit to the trail. From there, the trail makes a sharp right turn and stays relatively flat for another .4 miles. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Along a 40 mile section of the river lies the Buffalo River Trail (BRT). The Lower River (Maumee to Lower Buffalo Wilderness) contains both the park's largest wilderness area and its most developed and popular summer campground: Buffalo Point. 35.919067, -92.866135 Note: Mileage designations are for the entire hike (e.g., out and back, loop, or semi-loop hikes) except “P2P” (point to point) means the mileage is only from starting point to ending point. There are four developed access points to reach the Upper Buffalo Wilderness : Hawksbill Crag, Kapark Cemetery, Dahl Memorial, and Boen Gulf. Click below for full-screen photo gallery. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new … This page has links to the map pages of the completed sections where you will find full scale downloadable topos and more. Contained within Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, the wilderness is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.Contained in the wilderness is Hawksbill Crag (also called Whitaker Point… Historic structures and mines are fenced off for your protection. Restroom, tent, picnic and food symbols indicate locations for camping and eating. Distance: 2.8 miles (out and back) Time: 1 hour; Difficulty: 1 out of 5; Summary. Many of the rock and wood buildings in the campground were built during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps. NPS. The Indian Rockhouse Trail is a very scenic 3-mile loop at Buffalo Point Campground (Marion County, Ark., near Yellville) in the Buffalo National River. Disney … At 550-ft tall, Big Bluff is just that---big. Buffalo Point is a beautiful campground area built along a section of the lower Buffalo National River. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Learn how your comment data is processed. Remains of Arkansas man found in Buffalo National River. Horses are also able to use this trail. A journalist once placed it in her "Best Places in Arkansas to Get Kissed" travel article. By following the equestrian trail to the southeast you will pass through a series of fields and finally reach a ford across the Buffalo River. The Natural State is peppered with abandoned ghost towns, a hauntingly beautiful reminder of Arkansas’s past. It is an easier descent into the valley than other trailheads such as Ponca (which is also more steep to get out). Buffalo Point Campground in Buffalo National River, Yellville Arkansas. Staying on the BRT, however, you will reach Adair Cemetery at 2.0 miles ( WP-20, UTM 482404 3991208). It can be accessed from the Compton Trailhead or Erbie Rd. If you are floating the river and river conditions change do you know when to pull off of the river and wait for better conditions? Take a right 9 miles later  on Highway 268 at Wild Bill’s Outfitter. Suite 136 Click here for a Big Bluff Trail Map 6 Miles R/T: If you're looking for a big view of the Buffalo Rver combined with a world-class geologic experience, then Big Bluff and its narrow Goat Trail is your kind of place. The trail starts at the same area as the Indian Rockhouse Trail. Know your limits and prepare. Buffalo Point is the only campground in the park that has water and electric (30/50 amp) hookups for RVs. More Specific Location Information for Point Peter Trail Trailheads: The highest, easternmost trail: Easy to spot, park at gate near Point Peter Rd. (Note: there is no warranty for any information on this site.) Among the trail’s highlights are the Indian Rockhouse Cave, a waterfall, a former zinc mine, and Panther Creek. 3 Miles R/T: If Buffalo River lovers were pressed to name their favorite spot, well, this most scenic of Arkansas icons might just take first place. If you are hunting know where you can hunt, be aware of the trails, and remember that visitors might be hiking nearby. 72601. Community Update – Holiday Season at Buffalo Point Dec. 17, 2020 Buffalo Point Frist Nation would like to Thank all staff, residents, patrons, and guests for their past and anticipated support and cooperation during this unprecedented pandemic time. Buffalo Point: There is a Ranger Station, hiking trails (including the famous Indian Rock House) and many … Buffalo Point Campground (formerly Buffalo River State Park) is the most developed campground in the Buffalo National River. The Overlook Trail itself is only about .7 miles long, but the entire loop is about 1.3 miles. Leave No Trace. 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