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Centerpoint Trail to Goat Trail on Big Bluff via Sneeds Creek, Henderson Cabin, Jim Bluff, and Goat Trail, trail and bushwhack, 9-10 mi, difficult, Terry Fredrick, Hike Leader.



Name of Hike: Centerpoint, Sneeds Creek, Jim Bluff, Goat Bluff

Day, Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Location: Centerpoint trailhead, Buffalo National River, four miles north of Ponca AR

Type of Hike: Day-hike, 1/3 bushwhack, 2/3 groomed trail

Hiking Distance: 9-10 miles total

Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,200 ft elevation gain/loss.

Rating: Difficult due to elevation, distance, partial bushwhack

Features: This hike visits some of the iconic sites in this area. We’ll descend down Centerpoint trail, bushwhack east to Sneeds Creek, descend Sneeds down to Granny Henderson’s historic cabin, hike below Jim Bluff along the Buffalo, then bushwhack over to Big Bluff, and climb back out via Centerpoint. 1/3 bushwhack, 2/3s groomed trail. Hikers can skip Big Bluff and cut a mile or so off of the hike.

Hike Leader: Terry Fredrick (contact hike leader for more info)

Telephone & Email: 479-422-7776 cell or terrfre@att.net

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at Root School in Fayetteville for carpooling for an 8:15 a.m. departure; or,
  • Meet at the Marble Store at 8:45 a.m., or,
  • Meet at the Centerpoint trailhead at 9:30 a.m.

Comments: Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves, and wear hiking boots. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children must be accompanied by a guardian. 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, hike to be determined
Nov 23
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