Area Status: Open

The Buckhorn Trail system is a 60-mile network of trails that lead riders, hikers, and cyclists through areas of the Lee Creek Unit of the Boston Mountain Ranger District. Two loops with interconnecting shortcuts wind through the Boston Mountains in northern Crawford County and offer riding opportunities ranging from beginner to challenging. The trails change from clay/dirt to very rocky sections and pass through the hills and valleys of a beautiful hardwood forest.

The elevation changes from lower creek valleys to mountain top vistas with beautiful north Arkansas scenery at every turn. Look for such points of interest as the Devil's Kettle, Lee Creek Beach, Lee Creek Overlook, Ben Doodle Falls, the Steam Boiler, Yellow Jacker Ridge, Hart Creek Hollow and technical spots called the Rock Garden, Slippery When Wet Hill climb, Tombstone Hill, the Three Toed Monkey, and the Fall Creek Trail.

Buckhorn 9-1-1 Address:
19454 N Lee Creek Rd
Chester, AR 72934

Buckhorn OHV Trail System Information and Map
Buckhorn OHV Trail System Map only

Link to Buckhorn map on Avenza

At a Glance

Current Conditions: A landslide has caused a trail closure of the East Outer Loop Shortcut C. Map of closure available here. 
Area Amenities: Toilets, Parking
Operated By: Boston Mountain Ranger District 479-667-2191

General Information


From Van Buren:
Take Hwy 59 North 12.2 miles, then turn on Hwy 220 North for 10.2 miles. The trailhead is on the right

From Fayetteville:
Take I-49 South for 26.3 miles, then take exit 35 toward Chester. Turn on Old 12 Cross Road and travel for 10.3 miles. Turn right on Hwy 220 for 2.1 miles. The trailhead is on the left.

General Notes:
  • Trails are clay/dirt rock to natural surface
  • A toilet is located at the main trailhead off Hwy 220
  • The main trailhead is graveled and built for 16-foot trailers
  • Trails are easy to most difficult
  • OHV's are restricted to 72" on the Buckhorn OHV Trail

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

The Buckhorn Trail system is a 60-mile network of trails open to OHVs, hikers and cyclists

Status: Open


The Buckhorn Trail system is open to hikers.

Status: Open

OHV Trail Riding

60-mile network of trails ranging from beginner to challenging

Status: Open



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Recreation Areas

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