Goats Trail - Buffalo National River
Goats Trail - Buffalo National River - Ponca, Arkansas - Fall 2013
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
Few things in Arkansas give you a feeling quite the same as standing on the edge of this amazing panorama of the Buffalo River. You know you are in for some trouble when the hike to this location is straight into the canyon because the old saying in reverse what goes down must come up and trust me you keep thinking this with every step you take, but the view is one of the best and I can not wait to tackle it again. A true Arkansas Treasure!!
The Goats Trail on the Buffalo River can be accessed from the Centerpoint Trailhead 3 miles North of the Ponca, Arkansas. It is roughly 6 miles round trip and I promise you will remember the hike back up and out. The cliffs tower 550 feet over the Buffalo River with views that seem to go on forever. The slow and steady rule should really be applied here, take your time and enjoy the views and be safe. If you are up to a little more adventure this is also the trailhead for Hemmed-In-Hollow the tallest waterfall between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians.
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