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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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  • 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 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

    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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  • 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

    Hike the Buffalo River Trail (Ponca to Steel Creek)

    2 mi / 250 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

    Climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

    4.7
    Horseshoe Canyon Ranch (HCR) 36°0'25"N 93°17'23"W is located just West of Jasper, Arkansas and hosts hundreds of sport/trad climbing routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.13a! Driving into the canyon, you will follow along a dirt road to the gate for Horseshoe Canyon. Continue down, past the barn 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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  • Rogers, Arkansas

    Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail

    5.0
    1.42 mi / 318 ft gain
    Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Rogers, Arkansas.
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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

    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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