Centerpoint to Goat Trail

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Centerpoint to Goat Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ponca, Arkansas that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The trail's destination is the Big Bluff overlooking the Buffalo River. It is considered the tallest along the Buffalo, over 500 ft. tall. The side trail that leads to an outcropping on the bluff is called the Goat Trail, about 350 ft. tall, It is not for kids, the weak or those afraid of heights. The trail is virtually all down hill on the way to the Bluff and the side trail called the goat trail. Consequently plan extra time on the hike out as its all uphill. The goat trail segment takes you over a narrow out cropping on the bluff about 350 ft. tall. It is not for kids, the weak or those afraid of heights. A very scenic look over the Buffalo River valley, but exercise extreme caution, as people have died falling of the goat trail. Their are several connector trails in the Buffalo River Valley. You could spend a week in the area. Very scenic.

hiking
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7 days ago

I loved the goat trail! Such a beautiful view of the buffalo river & it's a good workout on the way out up that huge hill.

8 days ago

backpacking
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11 days ago

Absolutely loved this trail! It was definitely hard, but it was breath taking by the end. Just absolutely gorgeous! Would definitely go back here!

hiking
11 days ago

We hiked this trail last Thursday and it was a great hike! it is like others say hike all the way down on the way in and then a long hike all the way up on the way out, so be ready to feel those legs burn:) the view on the bluff is awesome!!! watch where you walk there are big rocks on the majority of the trail that you could mess up your ankle on!

hiking
13 days ago

15 days ago

Killer views! A good, hard hike. Downhill all the way in, so uphill all the way out... Great way to spend the day!

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

like the reviews said, real easy going in, but man, coming out is a little harder. Somehow though, I managed to take about the same time going in and coming out, probably because I was stopping to take pics on the way in.

Coming out is rough only in a couple spots where there is just a long incline. And watch your step, most of the trail has rocks and a decent part had flowing water around them.

Total it took me about 4 hours, I spent about an hour laying in my hammock a little past the end of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

bring lots of water.
we had a great time a group of 11 of us. wow what views.

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hiking
1 month ago

It was a pretty tough hike back out, but well worth it. Gorgeous views.

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