McFerrin Point

This bushwhack starts about 3.5 miles down County Road 19 southeast of Compton. I went to hike out to McFerrin Point once before years ago, but it was the middle of summer and the faint trail was completely hidden in deep grass and shrubbery. I had a much easier time finding the faint path in the dead of winter.

There is enough room for one or two vehicles to park where the power line crosses the road. You can also park at the Schemerhorn trailhead and hike down the county road if parking is not available.

There is enough room for one or two vehicles to park where the power line crosses the road. You can also park at the Schemerhorn trailhead and hike down the county road if parking is not available.

View down the cleared right-of-way above the Buffalo River toward Camp Orr.

View down the cleared right-of-way above the Buffalo River toward Camp Orr.

The path follows eastward along the small cap-rock bluff

The path follows eastward along the small cap-rock bluff

The faint trail meanders around and under fallen trees and boulders.

The faint trail meanders around and under fallen trees and boulders.