Tyler Bend Trails
- Distance: 4.5 miles, but can vary.
- Duration: 3 hours, but will vary depending on the loop(s) hiked.
- Elevation Change: 300 feet
- Trailhead Coordinates: Lat: 35.985993 Long: - 92.763147
Tyler Bend Trails
DirectionsTake Highway 65 south from Harrison and travel approximately 30 miles. Cross the Buffalo River and drive to the top of the hill. Look for a sign marking the Tyler Bend entrance on the right. Travel approximately 2.3 miles on the park road and you will come to the Visitor Center.
Buffalo River Trail - Woolum to Tyler Bend
Hikers will need to ford the river and Richland Creek if starting the trail from Woolum Campground. Check river and creek levels before you begin your hike by calling the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870-439-2502.
DirectionsTake Highway 65 south from Harrison approximately 25 miles to St. Joe. Turn right onto Highway 374. Continue onto County Road 18 and stay right onto County Road 14.
Gilbert Trails - Buffalo River Trail & Old Railroad Trail
The Old Raildroad Trail follows the river east from Gilbert along the former route of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad. This relatively flat trail takes you to a point where the railroad crossed the Buffalo River at Red Bluff. The trail ends at the old piers.
DirectionsTo begin the Buffalo River Trail from the Highway 65 bridge/Griner's Ferry follow Highway 65 south from Harrison and travel approximately 30 miles. At the bridge turn into Grinder's Ferry.
To begin the Buffalo River Trail or Old Railroad Trail from Gilbert take Highway 65 south from Harrison for approximately 27 miles and turn left onto Highway 333 and drive 3 miles to Gilbert. The trailhead is located beside the vault restroom just before the river access point.
For more information about any of these trails or to have maps e-mailed to you please call the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870-439-2502.
Last updated: December 12, 2017