Falling Trails is
located in the 12,000-acre headwaters area
of the Buffalo National River. The BNR headwaters are part of the surrounding
1.1 million acre Ozark National Forest. Just downstream from the headwaters is
the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area and below that approximately 130 miles of the
free-flowing Buffalo National River including 4 more wilderness areas.
The Ozark Mountains are the meeting grounds of north,
south, east, and west. Typical flora, fauna, and traditions from all around meet
in the rough terrain of the Boston Mountain area of northwest Arkansas. Because
of its dense forests, steep slopes, and very rough terrain, mainstream American
culture spread around the Ozarks. The local residents developed a spirit of
backwoods survival and cultural independence.
The vegetation is primarily mixed hardwood forest with occasional areas of
pine and cedar. The terrain is steep and rough with some long valleys and
undulating ridgetops. Vertical rock bluffs circle the hollows running with
waterfalls during wet seasons. The underlying rock is sandstone and limestone.
The limestone layers naturally produce caves. Many are very large and some not
completely explored. Three species of endangered bats use the limestone cave
We offer both full day guided mountain bike trail rides, and multiple day
fully supported excursions. Most of our rides follow forest roads, off-road
doubletrack, and technical singletrack through the Ozark National Forest. We
lead multi-day backpacking trips into nearby Wilderness areas. Canoeing is
offered in season. Caving trips vary from short jaunts to all day exploration
events. Hiking is great anytime. Relaxation highly valued.
Our menu consists of a variety of delicious foods prepared with the highest
quality organically grown and/or naturally raised products. Meals are available
either with meats, vegetarian, or vegan. Our natural spring waters arise from
very clean forested watersheds. We run our business using energy generated from
our photovoltaic solar panels.
Accommodations include rustic cabins and primitive campsites. Our network of
forest accommodations can provide you with cabins and bed and breakfast, shuttle
for your gear and all day in the saddle mountain biking fun. We can provide
bicycles and other gear for rental or purchase.
We strive for fun and health by exploring, playing, eating and relaxing well.
Being close to the natural world brings us great pleasure.