Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

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Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag) is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Deer, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options 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

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.


4 days ago

hiking

Just got back from this hike. Wasn't to difficult of terrain, but the heat and humidity made it tiring. Make sure you bring a good amount of water even though it is a relatively short hike. The beginning is pretty boring, but once you get to the edge of the mountain there are a ton of rocks you can hang out at and take in the gorgeous view. I went on a Saturday and got out there at 6am with no one out there. Around 7:30 people started rolling in and by the time we started to head back around 10ish there were 6-7 families all walking around the main rock. A few couples told us they got lost, but I'm not sure how. The trail is pretty straight forward, the only difficulty I had was finding the very beginning... It's next to a giant rock (confusingly, the trail starts on the other side of the street to where bulletin-boards are posted talking about the trail). The drive also wasn't bad at all, maybe because it hasn't rained in a while? It is a dirt road, but definitely not as bumpy as some people made it out to be. Overall the hike is short, with a beautiful ending... Highly recommend


4 days ago

hiking


20 days ago

The view is worth it. Hike is moderate, the camping must be 300ft of the trail, lot of work to clear a spot. Lots of activity at the point.


22 days ago

hiking

Great hike, has some spots that can be dangerous if you don't take the trail serious. The crag is breathtaking! The road getting to the trailhead is a nightmare but it's doable. All in all it's an amazing trail with amazing views. If you bring dogs please keep them on leash.


1 month ago

hiking

Good hike with a fantastic view at the end. Warning the drive to the trail head requires you to drive up steeply graded dirt road, our small sedan made, but if your brakes are old you might not want to risk it.


1 month ago

Hiked here back in Mid-May. It was a great short hike, with a rewarding overlook at the crag. What you should know about getting up to the trail head is the road leading up to it. It's pretty rugged, so either take an SUV or have a vehicle with a decent clearance so you don't scrape your car's bottom.


1 month ago

hiking

It was a beautiful Hike! A little strenuous but worth it. Amazing views!!!


1 month ago

Definitely worthy of the hype it gets. The hike is nice and the views along the bluffs are amazing. And when the Crag comes into sight... WOW! Does get crowded and it can be hard to get a pic of the Crag without others on it. Worth the hike, though.


1 month ago

Beautiful view.


1 month ago

hiking

absolutely loved the Craig. such an easy hike for an amazing view. this is a great place for beginners!


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2 months ago

hiking

Easy hiking and beautiful views. Once you arrive towards the end of the trail, you feel as if you are on top of the world as you are standing on the giant rocks above the valley below.


2 months ago

Loved this trail, slightly dangerous but breathtaking views and very well marked! The road to this trail is not easy and can be dangerous as well! All in all its a must see!


2 months ago

hiking

Beautiful views and lookouts the whole last part of the trail. The crag is breathtaking but there was a bit of traffic and people loitering on it. It is a very long drop off so be safe and smart and not take risky pictures. Accidents are not uncommon there.


2 months ago

hiking

Directions on here are very misleading. If you continue on the high way you'll see a sign directing you to the trail. The road up there is small and muddy but isn't a problem to drive on. Trail could use more trail markers and the rock that sticks out can be easily confused with other rocks that stick out if it's your first time.


2 months ago

Pretty easy trail with a gratifying view at the end


3 months ago

hiking

great day hike for a beautiful view. trails below take to a few neat waterfalls.


3 months ago

hiking

Really fun hike, I did get lost at one point but that's because I didn't know to turn right (I went left). After coming back and hiking the correct way, I was absolutely blown away at how beautiful the scenic view was. Gravel / muddy road leading up to the hike, so if you're worried about dinging your car up, you might want to stray from this. Worth the drive and don't rush the trail, take it all in.


3 months ago

hiking

Gorgeous hike with a lot of great "distractions" on the way to the end. I would call it a very easy and family friendly hike. There is a small incline at the beginning/end, but nothing to put you off of making the journey. It is a rather rough and long drive in and out to the trailhead though. Highly recommend a 4-Wheel Drive vehicle (especially if it rained recently), but it isn't needed. We made it through with a few smaller front-wheel drive cars.