Scale is 0 to 4.
Time of year visited: April
- View 2.0 Camped on the wooded bank of a slow flowing river, but better views come before and after when the trail runs along the bluffs.
- Water 4.0 You’re on a river.
- Accessibility 3.0 This spot was about 7 miles from the Loafer’s Glory (near Morning Star) and about 4 miles from Dillards Ferry (highway 14 junction). There may be another access point somewhere in between.
- Solitude 3.0 Though our camp was not far from the trail, we did not see another hiker during our entire 11 mile overnight journey.
- Comfort 3.0 Sandy, soft and shaded. No wind and no bugs in April.
- Coolness. 2.0 River camping is always kind of neat.
Of note: The Buffalo River was the nation’s first national river. The park contains over 95,000 arces. This section of trail runs high on the bluffs and low on the banks so there are spots for pictures and for fishing. For hiking trails and tips in northern Arkansas, check out the Arklhoma Hiker at arkokhiker.org.