National Park Service Trails
Region of State Managing Agency E-Mail/Website Trail Name Location Length in Miles Description Difficulty Map Coordinates Region Biking Hiking ATV/ORV Horses Camping Brochure Time PhoneNumber
OzaOzark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Buffalo River Trail , Woolum- Gilbert The trail starts at the Woolum horse campground.

(402 Walnut Street, Harrison ,AR 72601)
17.7 Mountain trail riding experience and a sure footed mount are required ,as this trail makes two river crossings ,climbs steep pitches ,and borders cliff-tops. The trail begins at Woolum horse campground and continues downstream to Tyler Bend Campground ,across US Highway 65 and further downstream. There is a 1.7 mile spur that connects to the town of Gilbert. Moderate-Strenuous
National Park Serv. No Yes No Yes No At Above Address Varies 501-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Erbie Trail These trails are located at the old community of Erbie. There are several ways to get to this area. The easiest is to travel west off State 7, approximately 5 miles north of Jasper, on the gravel Erbie campground access road; however, getting to the trails on the north side of the river will involve fording the Buffalo on a low-water concrete crossing. During high water periods, the north side can be accessed from the Dogpatch-Erbie road west off State 7, or the Compton-Erbie road east off State 43 (Newton County Road 19).


(402 North Walnut Street ,Harrison ,AR. 72601)
7.5 The Erbie Trails provide excellent opportunities to visit historic farmsteads, quiet stream valleys, waterfalls, old farm fields, wooded mountainsides, and bluff-top vistas. There are several trails on the north side of the river which may be hiked individually or combined into a loop of approximately 7.5 miles.
The Cecil Creek Trail travels upstream along Cecil Creek to another trail intersection near the foundation of an old church. The faint trail to the right, marked with blue blazes, travels for about a mile to a waterfall area known as Broadhollow Falls. The trail to the left, known as the Cecil Creek Bench Trail, climbs out of the creek valley and runs along a bench past an old cemetery and a couple of old home sites. These trails provide a wonderful hike of great variety. The trailhead is located adjacent to the old Erbie Church and provides picnic tables and toilets.
The Cherry Grove Cemetery Loop, just across the river on the south side, skirts old fields and wooded bluffs along the river to the historic cemetery. Elk and deer frequent many of these old fields along the river in the early morning and evening hours. This trail begins at the Parker-Hickman Farm, the oldest existing farmstead on the Buffalo River.
Easy-Moderate B-4 National Park Serv. No Yes No No Yes Available at Address Above 1 Hour to All Day 870-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Pea Ridge National Military Park www.nps.gov/peri Headwaters Creek Trail 10 miles northeast of Rogers on US 62

(PO Box 700, Pea Ridge,AR 72751-0700)
0.4 This self-guided interpretive trail begins and ends at the Elk Horn Tavern, made famous during the Civil War. Both the natural and historical features of the park are discussed in the available booklet. Easy A-2 National Park Serv. No Yes No No No At Visitor Center 1/2 Hour 501-451-8122
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Indian Rock House Self Guided Nature Trail This trail is located at Buffalo Point , 14 miles south of Yellville on State 14 , then 3 miles east on State 268
(402 North Walnut Street, Harrison, AR 72601)
5 The Indian Rockhouse Trail winds across hillsides and along a beautiful stream to the spectacular Indian Rockhouse Cave, which once sheltered prehistoric bluff-dwelling Native Americans (there are no “ruins” at the site). There is also a side trip to Bat Cave.
The length of the round trip is three miles (five miles if you are also going to Bat Cave) and coming back is uphill. It can get quite tiring. Allow 3 - 4 hours for the trip to the Rockhouse Cave or 4 - 5 hours if you include Bat Cave.
The trail begins across the road from the trailhead parking lot. Two trails angle off from the road. Take the right, or lower, trail. If you have hiked the trail in years past, you will notice that the routing has been reversed to take better advantage of the slopes and make the return trip easier.
Moderate-Strenuous B-5 National Park Serv. No Yes No No Yes Available at Address Above 3-5 hours 870-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Lost Valley Trail 22 miles west of Harrison on State 43,take access road 1 mile south of Ponca.
(402 North Walnut Street,Harrison,AR. 72601)
3.5 This trail begins at the Lost Valley campground and terminates in a cave 1 1/2 miles up the valley. Features include waterfalls, a cascading creek, towering cliffs, a large bluff shelter, a natural bridge, spring wildflowers and a hardwood forest containing American beech. The cave itself is a tight squeeze for approximately 200 feet ending in a large room with a 35-foot-tall waterfall. Clark Creek, like most tributaries to the Buffalo River, tends to dry up or go underground during the late summer and early fall of most years.
The available brochure is self-guiding. The first mile to Eden Falls is level and easy going. The trail then climbs steeply to the mouth of the cave. You will need reliable lights if you plan to explore the cave.
Easy-Moderate B-3 National Park Serv.l No Yes No No Yes Available at Address Above 2 1/2 Hours 870-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area Access from Hathaway Hollow Trailhead off State Highway 101 east southeast of the community of Cotter.
(402 Walnut Street, Harrison, AR 72601)
25 For the trail rider who really wants to get away from it all , this remote wilderness area on the lower Buffalo offers many opportunities . This 22,500 acre widerness features over 25 miles of former logging ,mining ,and settlement roads which provide access to scenic vistas ,thickly forested valleys and clear mountain streams .Since this is designated wilderness ,there are no mechanized vehicles allowed and trails are classified as primitive. Moderate-Strenuous
National Park Serv. Yes Yes No Yes No None Varies 501-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Old River Trail Access is at Ponca Trailhead , Erbie Trailhead / Horse Camp, or the Pruitt Trailhead
(402 Walnut Street, Harrison ,AR 72601)
24 This trail is mostly level and follows the river downstream from Ponca to Pruitt. Although the trail is rated easy , be aware the trail crosses the river 20 times between Ponca and Erbie and 6 more times between Erbie and Pruitt. Caution on high water levels. Several other trail of varying lengths ajoin this trail to add to the variety of options one can find. Center Point Trail (3.6) ,Chimney Rock (3.4), Sneeds Creek Trail (4.1) Bench Trail (4.4) Cecil Cove loop Trail (7.6). Easy-Moderate
National Park Service No Yes No Yes No At Bove Address Varies 501-741-5443
Ozark Mountains Pea Rdge National Military Park www.nps.gov/peri Pea Ridge Eqetrian Trail 10 Miles Northeast of the city of Rogers on US Highway 62

(PO Box 700, Pea Ridge,AR 72751-0700)
11 This is a loop trail which offers interpretive information associated with the battles of Leetoen and the Elkhorn Tavern, sites of important Civil War battles in Arkansas. The trail provides an easy ride with beautiful Ozark Mountain scenery . It winds through oak-hickory woodlands and near fields associated with the battles.The park is heavily populated with white-tail deer and is also an excellent location for bird watching. Easy A-2 National Park Serv. No Yes No Yes No Available at National Park Service Visitor Center Varies 501-451-8122
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Point Peter Bench , Richland Valley Loop Woolum Horse Camp and cross rivernear the mouth of Richland Creek.
(402 Walnut Street, Harrison, AR 72601)
9.8 The trail offers scenic views and opportunities to explore the surrounding wilderness area. Moderate-Strenuous
Natioanl Park Serv. No Yes No Yes No None Varies 501-741-5443
Mississippi Delta Arkansas Post National Memorial (NPS) www.nps.gov/arpo Post Bayou Nature Trail 15 miles north of Dumas on U.S. 165,turn east on State 169 for 2 miles.
1741 Old Post Road ,Gilette ,AR . 72055.
1 This woodland trail begins near the visitor center and extends through the forested peninsula between the Arkansas River and the Post Bayou. It travels along the bayou and connects to the picnic area. It also links up with other trails which lead through the historic Arkansas Post Village area and the Civil War rifle pits. Easy G-7 National Park Serv. No Yes No No No Contact the Park At Address Above 1 hour 870-548-2207
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Rush Mountain Trail This trail is located in the old mining town of Rush, approximately 5 1/2 miles northwest of the Buffalo River Bridge on State 14. A well-marked side road turns north off 14.
(402 North Walnut Street,Harrison,AR. 72601)
0.5 The Rush Mountain Trail is a loop trail that visits a number of zinc ore mines dating from the 1880’s. Many old structures and ‘tailing’ piles remain from the heyday of the mining era. The trail also travels along a ridge overlooking Rush Creek, Clabber Creek and the Buffalo River. Moderate-Strenuous B-3 National Park Serv. No Yes No No No Available at Address Above 3-4 Hours 870-741-5443
Ouachita Mountains Hot Springs National Park www.nps.gov/hosp The Grande Promenade (NRT) City of Hot Springs; access trail at various locations on the east side of Central Avenue (State 7).
Note : Hot Springs Natinal Park has over 35 miles of trails.
0.33 The Grande Promenade is a brick-paved trail that divides the city development from Hot Springs Mountain. Along the trail are many benches, native and ornamental plants, an abundance of birds, and hot springs. Several scenic overlooks allow views of the city and the Ouachita Mountains. Moderate F-4 National Park Serv. No Yes No No No Available at National Park Service Visitor Center 1/2 Hour 501-624-3383
Ouachita Mountains Hot Springs National Park www.nps.gov/hosp The Sunset Trail City of Hot Springs; access trail at various locations around the park, including the upper road loop on West Mountain, Black Snake Road, Cedar Glades Road, and Mountain Valley Road. 8.5 This trail generally follows the mountain crests from the overlook on West Mountain, to Music Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Blowout Mountain. Although the trail is in mountainous terrain, the grade is generally gentle. There are a number of rock outcrops along the trail which provide outstanding views into the mountains and valleys. Among these is Balanced Rock, a spectacular quarry which was used by Native Americans; it is accessed via a short spur trail.
This trail is isolated as much as possible from the sights and sounds of the city of Hot Springs, yet it is easily accessible to visitors and citizens. Overnight use is acceptable by permit only.
Moderate F-4 National Park Serv. No Yes No No No Available at National Park Service Visitor Center 6-7 Hours 501-624-3383
Ozark Mountains Buffalo National River www.nps.gov/buff Whiteley Bench Access from South Boxley Trailhead on State Highway 21 just as it climbs south out of the Boxley Valley.
(402 Walnut Street, Harrison, AR 72601)
10 Long and winding and hilly. Moderate-Strenuous
National Park Service No Yes No Yes No At Above Address Varies 501-741-5443