The Buffalo National River area offers some of the best hiking and backpacking in the Ozarks. There is so much to see and so much to do that you could spend weeks in the area and only scratch the surface of what there is to explore. Many of the best sites in the area are great for day trips and make for some amazing overnights. The areas listed below are some of the most iconic sites with some of the best views and features in the area and the Ozarks in general.
The Western section of the Buffalo River Trail or BRT follows along the Buffalo National River for 36 miles from Boxley to Pruitt. The trail winds along the bluffs, gravel bars and banks that cradle the river in its ever-changing terrain.