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Buffalo National River Tyler Bend

Over six miles of trails are located at Tyler Bend. These loop trails begin at the visitor center, campground, and amphitheater and offer hikes ranging form 0.2 mile to 4 miles. Highlighting the trail network are scenic river views and a historic homestead. Free trail maps are available at the visitor center. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on park trails.

River Overlook Trail

1.1 mile loop

This trail begins at the Collier Homestead parking area at Tyler Bend. The loop trail leads you to the historic Collier homestead and to river overlooks. The trail is accessible to wheelchairs for one-half mile, including the homestead and first overlook. The Buffalo River Trail can be reached from the Collier Homestead parking area.

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