Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding


Please note, There are no commercial horse outfitters operating at Buffalo National River.

But, if you have your own and are looking for the best horse trails in Arkansas, they are around the Buffalo River.

Horses and pack animals are permitted only on horse trails. The following trails are designated horse trails: Bench Trail, Cecil Cove, Old River Trail (ORT), Centerpoint, Chimney Rock, Sneeds Creek, Buffalo River Trail from Woolum to Gilbert only, Railroad Trail, and the Cow Creek-Cook Hollow Loop Trail (Hathaway Trailhead). These trailheads are at he the below mentioned campsites.

They do have some great campsites that can accommodate Drive-in horse camping. Camping is permitted only in campgrounds designated for horse camping. See our page for the location of: Steel Creek, Erbie, Woolum, and Hathaway.

  • Dogs are prohibited on all horse trails.
  • Equestrian trails are marked with a yellow blaze.
  • Riders are prohibited from riding on hiking only trails which are marked with a white blaze.
  • Traditionally, canoes and other watercraft have the right-of-way at river crossings, and horseback riders have the right-of-way when meeting hikers.

The National Park Service has a good page about horseback riding.


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