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Upper Buffalo Wilderness (South)

Owner: Upper Buffalo Wilderness (South)

Trailhead Location: Fifteen miles south of Jasper on Hwy. 7, then west 8 miles on Hwy. 16 to Edwards Junction; or take Hwy. 7 north from Pelsor 14 miles, then west on Hwy. 16 to Edwards Junction; wilderness area generally lies between Hwy. 16 (on the south) and Hwy. 21 (on the east) to Forest Road 1410 (on the west) to Cave Mountain Road (Newton County Road 5, on the north).

Description: 11,094 acres featuring caves, bluffs, and the headwaters of the Buffalo National River. This area features beautiful, boulder-strewn, dramatic scenery. There are a number of side hollows which feed the Buffalo River and each one of these is worthy of exploring. There is one short primitive trail that provides access to a popular rock formation above the bluffline. With that exception, there are no other developed trails into this area. There are, however, a number of locations around the wilderness boundary which provide good access to a variety of destinations. This wilderness area is contiguous with the 2,200 acre Upper Buffalo Wilderness managed by the Buffalo National River.