If you enjoy hiking, then you are in luck. You can hike to tilting rock and into the Lower Buffalo River Wilderness Area from the cabin. Explore the abandoned settlements of Little Egypt and Hepsey, Cold Springs Schoolhouse and the lower Buffalo River. From there, you can walk to Middle Creek and the 16,652 acre Leatherwood Wilderness Area. Two miles past the cabin is the Duck’s Head area of the Buffalo River. Silver Hollow (and its abandoned zinc and silver mines), Lonely Hollow, Ludlow Gap, Devil’s Tea Table, Jones Bend and Flying Rock are just a few of the points of interest you will find in this area. If you hike into Silver Hollow, you arrive across the Buffalo River from the mining town of Rush.
Just a few miles away is the incredible Buffalo River Trail (BRT) connecting Maumee and Dillard’s Ferry (Highway 14 Bridge). This 12 mile trail offers spectacular views of the river. It is truly one of the best hikes in Arkansas. The Indian Rockhouse trail at Buffalo Point and various trails at the abandoned mining town Rush (once the second largest town in Arkansas!) are worth the short drive. Drive a little further to the Ozark Highlands Trail that crosses Push Mountain Road (State Highway 341) just east of Big Flat, Arkansas. A few miles further is the Sylamore Trail which covers 24 miles from Allison to Cripple Turkey Road, and goes through Blanchard Springs, Gunner Pool and Barkshed Recreation Area in the Sylamore National Forest.