Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

#1 of 64 trails in Ozark National Forest
Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag) is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Deer, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 364 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash camping hiking forest rocky views waterfall wildlife
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South of Ponca, Ark, on hwy 21, go past hwy 43 intersection 1.2 miles, turn west on a gravel rd, just before you cross the bridge, the road takes you straight up the mountain side, go about 5.5 miles to country church, proceed another .5 miles and you will see the parking on the right side of the road and the trailhead on the left side.

Brandi Sissel

3 Completed4 Reviews

We loved the trail. Took 2 10 year old boys and a teen and we all had a great time. There is a decent sized climb on the way out to get you heart pumping but nothing to major. Must see!!

Rhiannon Hadley

1 Completed1 Reviews

We had a wonderful experience! The terrain was patchy in spots, but overall this was a fairly easy hike. Definitely one of the trails you packs snacks and at least 2 waters for!

Merrick Bland

33 Completed6 Reviews

Easy,fun trail.

Amanda Nikel

4 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing views! Takes your breath right away.

Katelyn Griffin

1 Completed1 Reviews

Abbie Mabary

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike to do with kids. Lots of beautiful scenery. Challenging but not too difficult for our children, ages 7, 8, 10.

Jason Taylor

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail, did it on a 19*F day, pretty much had the bluff to ourselves. Loved seeing the Rock doves fly about near the crag. Great little day hike.

Zane Buhr

1 Completed1 Reviews

I always love this hike. It shows off Arkansas' natural beauty well.

Scott Williams

1 Completed1 Reviews

great trail to go on. Lots of scenery. this is my second time coming in the past two months. I like it because of the different we have not touched mother nature. Trees are fallen over trail just like mother nature left it.

Joe Nguyen

5 Completed1 Reviews

Easy trail. Elevation change is moderate.