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Forest Service opens Upper Buffalo trail

Posted: June 30, 2014 at 2:32 a.m.

Special to the Democrat-Gazette/BOB ROBINSON
Randy Jackson of Fort Smith checks out Fire Tower Trail during the grand opening June 16 of the new Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail in Newton County.

Special to the Democrat-Gazette/BOB ROBINSON Randy Jackson of Fort Smith checks out Fire Tower Trail during the grand opening June 16 of the new Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail in Newton County.

NEWTON COUNTY -- After a short, gravelly climb, we peeled off the forest road onto Fire Tower Trail, a single-track path that would lead to my first experience on the just-opened 34-mile Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail.

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