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Hiking around Buffalo RIver in Arkansas
“We are planing a trip to do some backpacking around the Buffalo RIver in Arkansas next month...has anyone ever been there? We have never been and would love any ideas from everyone!”
“I would but this book, and then hike any section of the BRT. It's all pretty sweet.
“The book is good but I like the National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps better. There are maps for the east half of the river and the west half. They show the river as well as all the hiking trails and points of interest in the area. Link below:
Oh, and be sure to take plenty of bug repellent or the ticks and chiggers will eat you alive. Late fall, winter, or early spring are much better times to go than in the late spring, summer, and early fall.”
“Good points Owl-dood. How you holding up anyway? My East map is falling apart. I had to tape every seam. I guess I've gotten my money's worth out of it if I've used it that much...”
“thank you all for the adv......are there any "MUST SEE" areas along the trail”
“There are many "must sees" on the trail. A few are in the photo album in my profile.
In addition to the Buffalo River Trail there's the Old River Trail which crosses the river numerous times. When the weather is warm and the river is low (like now) I like to hike it with a light pack in my Chacos. When you get hot, just find a pool and go for a swim. :-)”
I looked at the pic's. They are beautiful as are all I have found on internet. I think we are problably go to just go and take several of the trails they lead to specific areas. My husband & I are both in our mid 40's....just took up a little hiking...Afraid of over doing it if we try to take on big trail. We have done Eagle Rock Loop 2 seperate times..that is about it...but really loved it.”
Between the Buffalo River Trail, the Old River Trail and the other trails in the area, the section of river between Ponca and Pruitt offers many ways to create day hikes of various lengths and difficulty. That's why it's my favorite area in the state. Hope y'all have fun.”
“I'd have to agree with Owl. The Indian Creek trail out of Kyles is probably my favorite single spot if I had to choose. It's not for the faint of heart but it's World class awesome.
“If you are OK with heights the Goat Trail is a good one. Hemmed in Hollow is another. Nearby are Wilson Creek and Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefields, both of which are excellent.
I did 2 AHS volunteer vacations there and enjoyed every trail really. It is a beautiful place. The ticks will carry you away if you do not use repellent and a daily full body scan is advised. Every person I have ever known from ARK jokes that the state bird is the mosquito. Since I have always been there in early spring they were not bad.”
“Thanks so much to all of you. We will be sure and take plenty of bug repellant....I can hardly wait to get there....although a part of me would love to go back and do Eagle Rock Loop again, but I guess it is time to try something new!”
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