Buffalo River Trail – Beech Creek to Kyle’s Landing

The 4.3 mile stretch between Beech Creek and Kyle’s Landing has been taunting me for a while – too far away for a day hike and too short for a weekend trip, but I finally checked it off the list today.  I can now say I’ve hiked all of the Buffalo River Trail – all three open sections plus parts that aren’t official yet.

I hiked from Kyle’s Landing to Beech Creek and back.  This starts with a 800′ climb away from Kyle’s and ends with a 750′ descent to Beech Creek.  Add a 750′ climb and 800′ descent on the return and it was a pretty good workout for a relatively short trip.  The trail is some distance from the river here but there are a couple opportunities to at least see it.

During the climb west from Kyle’s Landing there is a vista looking up the Indian Creek drainage that would be a nice place to eat lunch or just sit for awhile.

Buffalo River.Beech Creek to Kyles.2014-04-18.017Even further up is a vista looking downstream to the bluff above Kyle’s…Buffalo River.Beech Creek to Kyles.2014-04-18.004…and upstream toward Arbaugh ford.Buffalo River.Beech Creek to Kyles.2014-04-18.014Beech Creek itself was a nice place to sit for a while too.Buffalo River.Beech Creek to Kyles.2014-04-18.008I’ve still not hiked up into the Indian Creek drainage, which is a major attraction in the area.

 

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About Michael R

I enjoy hiking, landscaping with native plants, nature photography, dark chocolate, fine dining, good movies, and old jazz.
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