Check out the newly unveiled Upper Buffalo Trail System!
Click Here to view a .pdf of trail map.
OORC Workday this Saturday and Sunday October 11th-12th
At our September workday we initiated a good start to opening the remaining trails closed down due to Summer Canopy growth, but there is still some meat left on that bone that needs to be removed before we can put the Headwaters to bed. So, we have another big weekend scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday October 11th and 12th. Our goal is to achieve the already bestowed IMBA Epic status.
Camping is available at Foggy Rock Farm for all. Always bring a bike, you may actually have an opportunity to ride if not whipped by end of day.
Both Days October 11-12, hopefully 12th more for riding
7:30 Early AM Convoy/Carpool from Health South Parking 265 & Hwy 16
9-9:30 Meet & Greet-- Plan Detailed assault on Mountain at Foggy Rock Farm
9:30 Start Time
Snack or Lunch
Gas Powered Weed Eater or like Implement if have them to spare. We have 4-5 Weed Eaters to loan out so don't let not having tool keep you from coming and participating.
Lets Rip and Tear and get this system fully opened to the public, so we can fulfill the expectations laid at our feet.
Foggy Rock Farm (Lat 35.853168 Lon -93.504293)
Directions from Fayetteville... Take Hwy 16E through Elkins, Brashears, St Paul, (Hwy 16 turns right about 2 miles east of St Paul) to Pettigrew to Red Star. Continue 6/10 mile past Red Star and turn left on Madison County 3595 (dirt road known locally as Cave Mountain Road). Hwy 16 bends right and MC 3595 turns back to the left.
Take the dirt for approx 3.5 miles to a fork (5 mailboxes on the left and a road forks right and goes up the hill). Take the right fork. Go approx 1.25 miles (Do not turn left on FR 1476) to another fork (pile of rocks in the fork) and take the left fork. This will take you into Foggy Rock Farm. Follow the main road into the farm. Drive through the parking area, down a dip to a fork in front of an old farmhouse. Take the left fork down through the field and past the solar panels. Park on the edge of the field.
Suggested Riding Route for Buffalo Headwaters:
Park at Knuckles Creek road trailhead, ride back up service rd 1476 to the fire tower loop trail (29), go down and continue on fire tower trail (35) eventually hitting the intersection of (28) note that this is easy to miss because the sign is a little obscured. It's a left at the intersection. You'll arrive at (26) which is Knuckle connect trail, be sure to turn right here and you'll see (25) off the road on your left. It's uphill to (23) staying right. More uphill to (22) There is no map at 22 but a post. Stay right and shortly you'll come to (21) just a hole, no sign or map yet....go left here onto South bench trail and continue, eventually going by (10) stay right. You'll end up at (11) which is trail of the ancients, go right. Very soon, you'll arrive at (12), go right again and uphill to (19) and across the road to (20) which begins Azalea falls trail, arriving back at 21 (no post or sign) staying left and 22 going left again. Downhill back to 23 and left to 25 and Knuckles Creek rd and left back to the trail head you started at which is uphill 2-3 miles.
If you have more than 1 vehicle, you might want to skip the uphill back to your car on knuckles creek rd.
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