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21 hours ago

Definitely recommend this trail. Easy hike up and down. I did this hike on 1/21/2019. Wear shoes that can get muddy. Wide and clear trail to follow. Sign your name at the top. There's an arrow at the top that points to an Overlook. That is only about 50 yards away. There are a few benches at the Overlook to just sit and relax. Hike is mostly shaded and the view at the top isn't an Overlook. Mostly tall trees at the top.

Definitely recommend this trail. Easy hike up and down. I did this hike on 1/21/2019. Wear shoes that can get muddy. Wide and clear trail to follow. Sign your name at the top. There's an arrow at the top that points to an Overlook. That is only about 50 yards away. There are a benches at the Overlook to just sit and relax. There are tall trees at the top. So, you won't actually see how high up you are from the top.

January is a great time to go. We passed only four hikers.

Great views, great hike! Not a ideal hike if you’re afraid of heights like me!

Beautiful hike. Will do this one again. Only a couple steep areas and a few water crossings after rains.

This trail was the high light of our weekend, the hawksbill crag at the end was well worth the walk and the views are simple breathtaking, BUT there are some minor set backs, there was probably 40 - 60 cars in the parking lot which meant the trail was gonna be busy, so kinda crowded for when we went, also the county road into the trailhead is nearly 6 miles of very steep gravel road, please don't have any trouble with your brakes on your vehicle because it could lead to an interesting ride down on the way out, all and all great trail and worth the drive

Pretty neat trail for all ages. It was pretty wet the day we went so hiking boots were nice to have keeping feet dry.
Met some interesting people while there. Probably would be better to see in the spring or fall. Very thankful to the private landowners who make this high point available to the public.

Good to do to claim the rights of having been to Louisiana's high point. Actually not a bad little trail.

Good hike, trail was a little hard to follow at some points but that was because of all the rain we had.

hiking
24 days ago

This was my first trail without kids, longer than 5 miles. It kicked my butt, because it was 95 degrees and I was hiking with experienced hikers who didn't take breaks as frequently as kids do!
I want to return to this trail now that I've gained experience. I remember it being lovely, but hard. I think upon return, it will be lovely but a little less challenging.

spent the day hiking the Blue Trail on a beautiful Louisiana day! there was also a Christmas event happening. Saw Santa!

Orange trail was nice along the river.

Probably the best short dayhike in the Ozarks. Pretty easy with a rewarding view at the end. The road going up is no joke though. Surprised how rough the road is for how popular the crag is.

Pretty EZ hike with amazing Ozark views. There’s a long dirt road to get to this hike, but it’s nothing too hard to get up. That’s part of the fun. The hike starts out downhill first, so that the hardest part on the return. The trail was a little tricky to follow because you come to 1 or 2 crossroads.

Excellent view! The drive up to the cliff may take around 20-25 because the gravel road.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hiking place. On the way to Whitaker point, there are lot of view spots.

hiking
1 month ago

If you're in to geocaching, there's a series of caches back there, too.

Love walking part of this trail everyday with my dog! It’s always well maintained and is stays pretty busy with bikers and runners. Definitely a fun thing to do in Hattiesburg if you want to spend some time outside!

My absolute favorite. The view was amazing. The road was rough wish we had a 4 wheel drive would hate to even think of trying it after a rain. Once you reach the parking area you will be glad you came

I’m going to echo what Destiny said about the drive up to the trailhead. I did not expect the drive there and back to be so difficult on my car. It is narrow, there are no lights and the incline is high. After that drive, I’m now thinking about buying a Toyota 4Runner. I rated it a 3 because of the drive. Unfortunately although the views are amazing, I don’t think I’ll come back because of the drive. Past that, it is a very easy hike. We hiked Hemmed-in-Hollow right before Whitaker Point. It was nice. It took us 1.5 hours RT. We stopped to take pictures, of course. It is a very easy trail to follow. No complaints. Amazing views.

My 1st hike and it was AMAZING!!!! A must see and you will return.

One of my favorite hikes within a 4 hour radius. It’s amazing. Easy for kids, easy for adults, the switchbacks heading back out of the ravine towards the parking lot can be rough on the littles and the out of shape but there are just a couple so it’s not a big deal. I would definitely not want to be out there after dark, so watch your clock during the winter months and leave enough time to get back to car. Several creek crossings, a waterfall, lots of opportunity for kids to scramble, and incredibly views once you hit the bluff line. The edge is sheer once you pass the waterfall so I don’t know if I would bring kids unless they can mind very well. My 8 year old did ok but he’s used to it. An incredible view of the ozarks. It will be a yearly trip now. One thing to note. The drive up was horrendous in my civic. Next time I will be borrowing a 4x4. Incredibly steep county road. Made the 11% graded highway look flat. Happy trails !

Got to trailhead right at sunrise. Five cars all ready there. First mile just a walk in the woods. Next half mile had cliffs to look off, quite a few rocks to get unique photos. The crag was cool..got some great pics..although at sunrise there is quite a glare. Nice area , but we had driven 1.5 hours to get there...wouldn't do that again...just not enough character. 2 hour hike...3 hour drive all together..

Not much parking so get there early! Views are amazing.

Moderate trail with an awesome view at the end

backpacking
2 months ago

All in all a nice trail. (I backpacked from Janice landing to fairley bridge landing.) Although it could use a little maintenance (a lot of trees blown down in the recent storms we have had and very grown over in places) and a few well placed bridges over the more treacherous water crossings would help. *mile markers would be awesome*

Mediocre trail but view of Whittaker Point is amazing and worth it. Drive to trail head is quite difficult on steep rocky roads. Once you get to parking the trail is the one on left side of road as you are driving up mountain. Lots of people hiking this trail for such a remote area.

Easy hike, obvious trail even covered with leaves. I’m out of shape, so if you think you are, too, don’t be afraid of this hike. The view is worth it! Just amazing. (Start early, preferably a week day, if you want some peace and quiet.)

Fall leaves were remarkable! So beautiful!

Easy hike. Great viewpoint

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