Arkansas November 13, 2017
The Winter Horseback Riding Trail In Arkansas That’s Pure Magic
Arkansas trails are undoubtedly some of the best trails in the nation. We know they can be enjoyed in any sort of weather or season. Too hot? Better take the trail with your favorite swimming hole. Rainy day? Great time to see the waterfalls in full action. Winter chill got you down? Don’t hang up your hiking boots! Instead, take this equestrian trail that’s pure wintertime magic.
Arkansas has some fantastic trails to take on horseback.
The Upper Buffalo River area is the best place in the state to take an equestrian journey. Actually, it's one of the best trail areas regardless if you're on two legs or four.
The trails can be enjoyed in any season. If you plan a trip sooner you can look forward to explosion of fall color.
There's seven trails in the area that can be taken by horse. Centerpoint, Chimney, Old River, Buffalo River, Cecil Cove, Farmer, and Goat Bluff Trail
If you wait about a month or two you can look forward to a magical winter riding experience.
Hopefully we'll have a decent snow or two. Even if we don't there's something special about that cold quiet with only hooves crunching along the trail and the chill that hangs your breath in the air.
Centerpoint Horse Camp will be your base if you've brought your horse.
It's centrally located with Centerpoint Trail and Chimney Trail just across the road. Besides being horse trailer friendly, the camp has cabins to rent or you can park your RV.
Rimrock Cove Ranch is where you'll want to go if you didn't bring your own horsepower.
They offer guided tours (up to three hours) of the Upper Buffalo River area. You'll traverse through wooded trails bordered by boulders, cross a stream, and be taken to a jaw-dropping view of the mountains.
The guided tour offers different ways to take in winter magic of the area.
The guided tour is great if you have a small group. If you have a large group, Rimrock also offers hayrides to see some of the same parts taken on horseback. The two hour hayride option will have a break to build a fire and enjoy hot dogs or marshmallows.
Any horseback trail taken around the Upper Buffalo River promises a magical wintry experience.
The guided tour is our favorite but if you've brought your horses then its a great time to venture out and conquer all the area's trails.
At the end of your equestrian adventure you can knock off the chill in the Stonewall Cabin.
Warm up by the fire in this tranquil seclusion tucked away along the Buffalo River. The log cabin can sleep up to 8 guests but is perfect for a romantic getaway.
Centerpoint Horse Camp is off of Highway 43, north of Ponca. You can contact them for GPS coordinates and reserve a cabin at
Rimrock Cove Ranch is 9 miles from Ponca on Hwy 103. Plan your guided tour or book the Stonewall Cabin