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Time Change (See below):  Waterfalls in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness (Amber, Compton Double, Wild Burro), 4.4 miles, difficult bushwhack, Sue Mabry, Hike Leader.


Name of Outing: Amber Falls, Compton Double Falls, Wild Burro Falls

Location: Upper Buffalo Wilderness, south of Boxley Valley, 60 miles east of Fayetteville AR

Type of Hike: Dayhike, bushwhack with rugged, steep off trail travel.

Hiking Distance: 4.4 miles (round trip)

Total Elevation Gain/Loss: estimated 400-600 ft maximum elevation difference

Rating: Difficult/strenuous due to rugged steep non-trailed access and water crossings.

Features:  Ten distinct waterfalls including Compton Double Falls which are spectacular.

Hike Leader: Sue and Jack Mabry

Telephone & Email: Phone: 816-922-9896, or email at suemabry@me.com

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at Root Elementary School on Mission Blvd in Fayetteville AR for an 7:30 am departure. Carpooling suggested. Make your own way from Root to the gas station/store in Marble AR; or,
  • Meet at the gas station/store in Marble AR at 8:15 am for a 8:25 am departure.  Carpooling strongly suggested due to lack of parking at the trailhead; or,
  • Arrive at the unmarked trailhead on Cave Mountain Road at about 9:30 am.  Trailhead is approximately 1.2 miles southwest from Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point parking area.  Strongly suggest joining Sue and Jack at Marble store so they can guide you. Parking at trailhead limited.

Driving Distance: 65 miles from the Fayetteville carpool to the trailhead on Cave Mountain Road.

Comments: Cave Mountain Road to the trailhead favors high ground clearance vehicles and parking is very limited. Carpooling from Marble store is recommended. Multiple water crossings, so prepare accordingly. Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves and wear hiking boots. If you are uncertain about your ability, contact the hike leader first to find out about the challenges of the hike. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are not allowed on difficult hikes. Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf  at the trailhead to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.

Calendar for 2019 Fall Outing Season (Saturdays):
Oct 5 Brian Thompson – OHT Indian Creek to Lick Branch
Oct 12 Jeff Montgomery – The new “Karst Trail” at Hobbs.
Oct 19 Judi Nail, Robert Medley; Sam’s Throne
Oct 26 David Justice, Lincoln Lake with light side bushwhacking
Nov 2 Kathy Sparks, Lake Wedington trails
Nov 9 Ozark Society Fall Meeting
Nov 16 Steve Singleton, Paige & Broadwater Falls/Hideout Hollow
Nov 23 Sue Mabry, Amber Falls, Compton Double Falls, Wild Burro falls
Nov 30 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Dec 7 Norma Senyard, hike to be determined
Dec 14 Rodger Keesee, Jackies Hllw/Sneeds crk bushwhack
Dec 28 Rick Pendley, to be determined
Jan 1 Barbara Fell – Lake Fayetteville