Lower River Hiking Trails
Buffalo National River

Buffalo Point, Rush and Lower Buffalo Wilderness



Phone

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Buffalo Point Ranger Station
(870)449-4311

Fees

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Free

Seasons

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Year Round


Trailhead GPS Coordinates

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Buffalo Point


36.079, -92.57423
Map & Directions


Rush/Rush Landing


36.12567, -92.5288
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Lower Buffalo Wilderness



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Pictures © Michael Dougherty

Buffalo Point Area



Overlook Trail


Trailhead:  Buffalo Point Trailhead
0.3 miles, 1/2 hour
Notes:  Easy to moderate hike with spectacular overlook view of the Buffalo National River.
(a separate 0.4 mile trail connects from the overlook to the Buffalo Point Campground).

Campground Trail


Trailhead:  Buffalo Point Trailhead
1.2 miles, 1/2 to 1 hour
Notes:  Strenuous, 350 foot elevation change, forested

Indian Rockhouse Trail


Trailhead:  Buffalo Point Trailhead
3.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Notes:   Strenuous, 380 foot elevation change, small waterfall, small cave, bluff shelter with
underground stream, water sculptured bedrock

Forest Trail


Trailhead:  Buffalo Point Group Campground
0.7 miles, 1.5 hours
Notes:  Moderate to strenuous, sink hole, forested


Rush/Rush Landing Area



Morning Star Loop


Trailhead: Morning Star Parking Lot
0.3 miles, 1/2 hour
Notes:  Moderate, historic mining area and structures

Rush Mountain Trail


Trailhead: Morning Star Parking Lot
2.2 miles, 2 to 2.5 hours
Notes:  Moderate to strenuous, steep, narrow trail, historic mining structures and mines.
Mines are off limits.


Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area



Cow Creek - Cook Hollow Trail


Trailhead: Hathaway Hollow Trailhead
10.5 miles, 12 to 14 hours
Notes:  Very strenuous, 680 foot elevation change, forested trail with river views, spring
and historic cemetary. Also horse trail. Hunter orange in hunting season. Topographical maps recommended.
Jacob's Ladder Wildflower
Rabbit Along the Trail
Calf Elk along the Buffalo River
Bufflao River Feeder Creek
Fishing the Buffalo National River