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4-8 mile hike

The Goat trail EASILY provides one of the BEST scenic views of the Buffalo River. The trail map... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
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Great 1/2 day hike

My wife and I drove down from Springfield Mo after friends told us how great this hike was. 90... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hwy 43 Firetower Road junction, Buffalo National River, Compton, AR 72624
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

The Goat trail EASILY provides one of the BEST scenic views of the Buffalo River. The trail map claims 3 miles to the start of Big Bluff from the Center-point Trail Head. (Recommended) It’s quite a hike from the Camp Grounds but doable. Trail maps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I drove down from Springfield Mo after friends told us how great this hike was. 90 minute drive got us to the Centerpoint trailhead. No restrooms there, but a decent gas stop and convenience store was just a short distance before we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Beautiful scenery and a moderate hike. There is a small hole you can crawl through for fun. Several places are right by the edge of a hundred-plus foot drop off which adds to the adventure. We also saw several kayakers down below us on the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RobertV2661
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We hiked this trail the other day. It was a little over 6.5 miles roundtrip taking the Goat Trail to the Big Bluff with around a 1000 ft. descent going in and a 1000 ft. ascent coming back. The trail is an old logging trail...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tops23
Reviewed April 11, 2017

My husband and I hiked the Compton trail down and then took the old river trail and came out at Centerpoint. We got a later start than expected due to spending extra time on Hawks Bill Crag and Glory Hole Falls trails. We started about...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Meagan H
Reviewed March 28, 2017

To arrive at the Goat Trail you must first start at the Centerpoint trailhead. The entire Centerpoint to Goat Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail that is rated as difficult. The trail's final destination is the Big Bluff overlooking the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Kyle C
October 5, 2018|
Response from bgund |
Yes, but a leash is recommended, especially on Big Bluff which has some narrow sections with steep drops to one side.