Buffalo National River Bridle Trail Horseback Riding

Near Harrison, the Buffalo National River Park contains trails the whole length of the 135 mile system. The scenery is gorgeous at every river bend.

Designated trails for horseback riding are located in all districts of the national river. In the upper district, the Old River, Cecil Cove Loop, Center Point, and Sneed Creek Trails are horse routes. In the middle district, riders enjoy the Buffalo River Trail. In the lower district, the Cook Hollow/Cow Creek trail accessed at Hathaway Gap is the most-used area.

Two camping areas in the upper river are designated for visitors with horses – Steel Creek and Erbie. Steel Creek horse camp offers 14 sites, and Erbie horse camp offers 5 sites. Use is limited to 6 persons and 4 horses per site with a 7-day limit per stay, first-come, first-served. In the middle district, Woolum Campground is a designated horse camp. In the Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area, visitors may camp at Big Creek or Hathaway Gap trailheads.

Buffalo National River Bridle Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Buffalo National River (870) 439-2502; Arkansas Visitors (800) NATURAL; Arkansas Horse Council (870) 446-6226.

Recommended Map:  "Buffalo National River" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

Buffalo National River Bridle Trail Horseback Riding Map


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