Rogers, Arkansas

Top Spots in and near Rogers

  • 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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Hike to Steel Creek Overlook

    2.8 mi
    This hike begins at the popular Steel Creek Campground area along the Buffalo National River just outside of Ponca, Arkansas.  You can park anywhere in the grass just to the left where the pavement turns into gravel at the bottom of the hillside.  To reach the trailhead simply walk back up the ro...
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  • Jasper, Arkansas

    Camp along the Buffalo National River

    5.0
    2 mi
    This is a night of camping that is one for the books. Head to the Steele Creek area on the Buffalo River. Once you are in the Steel Creek area simply follow the gravel road to the right and park anywhere in the grass along the river. Camping is permitted anywhere along the Buffalo River as lon...
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  • Mulberry, Arkansas

    Backpack along Hurricane Creek

    6 mi
    After arriving at the trailhead near the Shores Lake Campground (there is a $3 parking fee, so bring cash), head along the path and go west at the T-junction. Continue going west/northwest and you’ll cross over a forest road. Stay on the trail as it gradually descends, then veer off-trail to the ...
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  • Compton, Arkansas

    Hemmed In Hollow Falls via Hemmed In Hollow Trail

    5.0
    5.78 mi / 1572 ft gain
    After parking at the Hemmed In Hollow Falls Trailhead, follow the path down as it descends into the valley. As you approach one of the vistas, you’ll be able to spot the emerald green waters of the Buffalo River, as well as the bluffs to your east where the waterfall hides. After reaching the va...
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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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