Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

#1 of 64 trails in Ozark National Forest
The trail's destination is the "Crag", a rock formation that juts out from the bluff's face that resembles a hawk's beak. It overlooks Whitaker Creek and a huge valley stretching for a long distance. but this is not all, in the spring and fall rainy season you can discover a number of waterfalls.

3.0 miles Out & Back
Dog Friendly
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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.

Zane Buhr

1 Completed0 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.

Megan Fields

2 Completed2 Reviews

Loved it. Several beautiful look outs. We took the kids (ages 7-18), they obviously had to be watched closely, but I'm glad they saw everything. Just read the reviews if you're taking kids so you know what you're getting yourself into. There are multiple drop offs if you explore off the trail. It is worth exploring though. There are a few uphill climbs on the way out.

Megan Quinn

1 Completed1 Reviews

A great quick hike! Well worth it with the incredible views! Although there were lots of people it was still great. :)

chivukula Narayana

2 Completed2 Reviews

chivukula Narayana

2 Completed2 Reviews

Peggy Brown

5 Completed5 Reviews

Wonderful hike on a spectacular fall day! If you haven't seen this you must! Beware if you fear heights, it takes your breath away!

Shawn Allynn

9 Completed2 Reviews

Jim Bellings

11 Completed10 Reviews

Quick hike with multiple overlooks at the end. Be prepared for crowds during mild weather and fall. Probably one of the most photographed spots in Arkansas.