Mountain biking trails near Buffalo NR

black & white photo of mountain biker on ridge overlooking valley
Mountain biker on a ridge overlooking the Ozarks.

There are no mountain bike trails within the boundaries of Buffalo National River. Biking is permitted on roads open to motor vehicle traffic. There are many biking opportunities near Buffalo NR in the Ozark mountain area. Links to websites and maps are provided below.

The website at
is a list of trails at state parks in Arkansas.

The website at lists many trails in the northwest region of Arkansas.
The Ozark Grinder Trail runs 138 miles primarily through Searcy County south of Buffalo NR near Tyler Bend. One of the multiple access points is the Peter Cave Road off the entrance road at Tyler Bend. Maps and information about the route is found at
map for ozark grinder trails
The Ozark Grinder bike route follows mostly gravel roads through Searcy County.

The US Forest Service has trails on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest adjoining the park at both the eastern and western ends of Buffalo National River.

The Upper Buffalo trail is located to the west of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness.
Maps and information are available at
map of biking trails
USFS map of Upper Buffalo area mountain bike trails.


The Syllamo bike trail is in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest southeast of the Lower Buffalo and Leatherwood Wilderness areas.
Maps and information are available on the US Forest Service website at
topographic map of trails
50 miles of bike trails are available in the Syllamore District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest.


Last updated: April 11, 2019

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