Upper Buffalo River Bike Trails (IMBA)
Offering about 40 miles of singletrack surrounding the highest point in the Ozark Mountains, the Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail is the gem of a Midwest. The ride laces through the headwaters of the Buffalo National River on a mixture of narrow, hand-built singletrack and machine-cut flow trails. This scenic trail ranges from easy to difficult depending on the route.
Featuring some of the best experiences available, the Epic trail offers some stunning scenery past steep cliffs, turquoise waterfalls, abundant wildlife and old-growth hardwood forests.
Need to Know
The trails at Upper Buffalo are extremely remote. Come prepared with plenty of food and water as well as a big sense of adventure. Depending on your route, you may be required to carry your bike through multiple water crossings.
Basic Trail Info
Azalea Falls Trail – 3.40 miles – Intermediate
Buffalo Creek Trail – 4.78 miles – Intermediate
Cave Mountain Road Trail – 4.27 miles – Beginners
Fire Tower Trail – 2.13 miles – Intermediate
Fire Tower Loop Trail – 1.30 miles – Beginners
Kapark Road Trail – 1.56 miles – Intermediate
Knuckle Connect Trail – 0.27 miles – Intermediate
Knucklehead Trail – 3.67 miles – Intermediate
Knuckles Creek Road Trail – 3.10 miles – Intermediate
Red Star Trail – 0.92 miles – Intermediate
Sidewinder Trail – 1.92 miles – Intermediate
Skyline Trail – 1.01 miles – Beginners
South Bench Trail – 3.96 miles – Beginners
Southern Slide Trail – 0.44 miles – Intermediate
Trail of the Ancients – One Way – 0.54 miles – Difficult
Twisted Hickory Trail – 1.20 miles – Intermediate
Wildcat Trail – 0.99 miles – Difficult
Zeester Trail – 0.92 miles – Intermediate