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Dayhike:  Cherry Bend Loop via Mtn Fork Creek and Ozark Highlands Trail, trail and bushwhack, 4 miles, difficult, JB Clark, Hike Leader


Hike to “Birthday Falls” on January 11, 2019 – hope it rains good so we can see the falls!

Day, Date: Saturday, January 11, 2019

Type of Hike: Steep trail and some bushwhack

Hike Distance: 4+ miles

Elevation Gain: probably about 600 feet, maybe a little more or less

Rating: Difficult because part of the hike is steep

Features:  We will hike to the East Fork of Mountain Fork Creek and hopefully find water in the waterfall JB discovered on his birthday a few years ago, so it is being called “Birthday Falls”

Hike Leader: JB Clark

Telephone and Email: 479-422-0869, julianbclark@yahoo.com

Meeting Place and time:

  • Meet at First Care Medical South at the intersection of Huntsville Road (AR Hwy 16) and Crossover Road (AR Hwy 265) in Fayetteville AR for carpooling and a 9:00 a.m. departure, or,
  • Meet at the Cherry Bend Trailhead of the Ozark Highlands Trail at 9:30 am.

Comments: Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves, and wear hiking boots. Bushwhacks are non-trail hikes which are more difficult than trail hikes. If you have never done a bushwhack hike, 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 to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.

List of Scheduled Hikes for Spring 2020:
January 1 – 16th Annual New Year’s Day hike at Lake Fayetteville, led by Molly Saxon
January 4th – Lake Sequoia hike, led by Eunice and Frank Millet
January 11th – Waterfall Hike starting at Cherry Bend Trailhead, led by JB Clarkk
January 18th – “Round Rocks” hike in Upper Buffalo Wilderness, led by Terry Fredrick
January 25th –
February 1st –
February 8th – Brenda Brown will lead her birthday hike (there is talk of an all Ozark Society hike to a special interest area-things may change}
February 15th – Norma Senyard will lead a hike to be determined
February 22nd –
February 29th –
March 7th –
March 14th –
March 21st –
March 28th –