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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Hike to Sweden Creek Falls

      4.0
      1.5 mi
      Proceed to Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area near Kingston, Arkansas. Find somewhere to park near the gate along the dirt road. The trailhead is located beside the gate. Follow the old jeep path and continue past the old abandoned house on the right. Once the path ends, look for the blue trail m...
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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Neil Compton's Double Falls

      4.0
      2.15 mi / 404 ft gain
      The parking area for Neil Compton’s Double Falls is approximately 1.1 miles past the trailhead for Hawksbill Crag on Cave Mountain Road. Cave Mountain Road is steep and can get pretty muddy after a good rain. A vehicle with 4WD is recommended although plenty of people make it up in small cars. ...
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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Hawksbill Crag via Whitaker Point Trail

      4.5
      2.68 mi / 594 ft gain
      Hawksbill Crag aka Whitaker Point is one of the most popular hiking spots in all of Arkansas and only ~60 miles from Fayetteville. However, doing the hike early in the morning provides one of the best places of all time to watch a sunrise. You begin at the trail marker which is straight across ...
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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Backpack Along Whitaker Creek

      5 mi
      After arriving at the Whitaker Point/Hawksbill Crag trailhead, start going down the path for about 1/8th of a mile. You’ll cross a small stream, and here is where you’ll turn off the trail. Using Whitaker Creek as your guide, follow it like a handrail as it descends down into the confluence with ...
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    • Van Buren, Arkansas

      Crack in the Rock Trail

      5.0
      1.36 mi / 154 ft gain
      Crack in the Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Van Buren, Arkansas.
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    • Tahlequah, Oklahoma

      Kayak the Illinois River

      4.0
      From Tulsa, head out east along US-412 until you reach US-82. Take Exit 6 and go right (south) along US-82 until you reach E Steely Hollow Rd. Turn left and follow E Steely Hollow Rd. until you reach the T-intersection with OK-10. Pull into a parking space at the Illinois River Store and buy a ma...
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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Hike Big Spring Trail

      5.5 mi / 500 ft gain
      Big Spring Trail is located in Smith Creek Preserve just south of Boxley, Arkansas.  There is a small parking area at the entrance. Detailed maps of the area provided by The Nature Conservancy can be found just past gate. Walk through the gate and begin your hike with a steady decline down the s...
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    • Kingston, Arkansas

      Eden Falls via Lost Valley Trail

      4.9
      2.32 mi / 453 ft gain
      This is a beautiful trail that is easily accessible and only a short 3 mile hike. Start at the trailhead on the north end of the parking area. There is a map and some details about the main features of the trail. The first main feature that you come to on the trail is a beautiful bluff with a ...
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    • Compton, Arkansas

      Big Bluff via the Centerpoint Trailhead

      4.9
      6.21 mi / 991 ft gain
      This adventure begins at the Counterpoint Trailhead just north of Ponca, AR. Follow the trail downhill for about 2.7 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Take the trail off to the right and follow it for another .5 miles until you reach the Big Bluff area. There is a lot of area to expl...
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    • Compton, Arkansas

      Centerpoint to Goat Trail

      5.82 mi / 1001 ft gain
      Centerpoint to Goat Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Arkansas.
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    • Compton, Arkansas

      Hike to Scenic Big Bluff

      5.0
      6 mi
      The hike starts at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follows a clearly defined trail for 3 miles (approximately one hour) with mostly downhill or flat terrain and views through the trees of the rolling Ozark landscape. When you are almost to Big Bluff, the trail opens up into a large round area with ...
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    • Compton, Arkansas

      Backpacking Along the Buffalo River

      5.0
      12 mi
      Park at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follow the Centerpoint trail as it heads about 3 miles downhill towards Big Bluff. You’ll know you’ve reached the trail junction for Big Bluff when you come to a clearing that has a large firepit in the middle and a small unmaintained trail heading off to the...
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    • Jasper, Arkansas

      Paddle the Buffalo National River: Ponca to Kyle's Landing

      5.0
      10.3 mi
      Put in at the Ponca Bridge, or Steel Creek if the water is too low, for the most scenic float in Arkansas. Paddle surrounded by 3-400 foot bluffs, and through slightly challenging water here and there. Great float for kids as there are plenty of swimming holes.I've done this with my own elementar...
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    • Jasper, Arkansas

      Buffalo River Trail: Ponca to Steel Creek

      4.35 mi / 1079 ft gain
      Start this adventure by crossing the Ponca Low Water Bridge over the beautiful Buffalo National River and proceed up the path till you reach the trail sign on the other side.  You have the option of going either right or left at this point, follow the sign to the left and you will see a gate (sim...
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    • Deer, Arkansas

      Hike to Magnolia Falls

      5.0
      2.5 mi
      This adventure starts at the parking area that is marked by a Wilderness Area sign. The trailhead is actually the old jeep trail that makes its way through the woods. Follow the jeep trail past a few old campsites and an camping registration box. The trail will cross over a small creek bed and...
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    • Jasper, Arkansas

      Camp along the Buffalo National River via Steel Creek

      The Buffalo National River was declared America’s first National River in 1972. Since then, and even before, it has been an Arkansas favorite for camping and canoeing.  For this trip we drove out to the Steel Creek Campground, near Ponca, AR, and started our trek from there. Camping is allowed a...
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