Top-Tier Trails

Whitaker Point Trail
Whitaker Point Trail

Would you rather hike near cliffs, caves, waterfalls or rivers? You don’t have to choose! This two-day trip is packed with some of Arkansas’s favorite hiking trails. See the state’s most photographed spot at Whitaker Point and the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians! Overnight in a cozy, rustic cabin at Buffalo Outdoor Center and experience the serene seclusion of Buffalo River Country.

Two Day Hiking Trip Itinerary

Tip: Click each day to see the full itinerary

Day 1 - Hike Some of Ponca's Best Trails

9:00 AM

NW Arkansas to Ponca – Withrow Springs State Park Trail- War Eagle Trail
33424 Spur 23 Huntsville, AR 72740
2 miles

Central Arkansas to Ponca – Whitaker Point Trail
County Road 406, Kingston AR 72742
3 miles

11:30 AM

Check into Buffalo Outdoor Center / Grab Lunch at BOC Store
4699 AR Hwy 43 Ponca, AR 72670

11:45 AM

Drive to Hemmed In Hollow Trailhead
5 miles

4:00 PM

Learn more about local wildlife – Ponca Elk Education Center
4699 AR Hwy 43 Ponca, AR 72670

5:00 PM

Head back to the cabin for dinner / relaxation

Day 2 - Hike the Lost Valley Trail to Eden Falls

8:30 AM

Breakfast – Buffalo Outdoor Center Store
4699 AR Hwy 43 Ponca, AR 72670

9:00 AM

Hike: Lost Valley Trail / Eden Falls
Lost Valley Road Kingston, AR 72742- Drive to the end of the road
2.2 miles

11:30 AM

Depart Kingston, return home


Float On

Decide you’re not up for a difficult hike to Hemmed-In Hollow? That’s okay! Go for a float on the Buffalo National River instead. The folks at Buffalo Outdoor Center can help you check water levels, get outfitted with gear and get out on the water. If water levels are too low to