Centerpoint to Goat Trail

HARD 214 reviews
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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.

backpacking
2 days ago

This was tough! I camped at big bluff and hiked to hemmed-in falls the next morning and back out to centerpoint trail head. The walk back was brutal.

hiking
6 days ago

Goat trail offers incredible views and photo ops but the hike down Centerpoint to it is unremarkable except of course for the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. I'm sorry to give this Trail three stars for that reason because I imagine it's festooned with beautiful colors in the Fall and quite a treat.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
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hiking
15 days ago

backpacking
16 days ago

A good hike but not for those faint of heart or who question their abilities.

backpacking
17 days ago

Made a second trip, even better the second time. Caught in storm while hiking out, made for a very entertaining trip.

20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

This trail was awesome!!! It's 3 miles in, 3 miles out. The way in is pretty easy (all down hill) and going out it is very strenuous. If you have bad knees, I'd suggest you find another trail. I went as far as the cliff sides, but there's a trail that takes you farther (down to the river?) I didn't have time to see what it was, but again, it's all downhill... STEEP downhill, so coming back up would have been additionally exhausting. From the trailhead it took me 1 hour going pretty fast to get to the caves/cliffs. They are spectacular and provide great views. Took about and hour and a half back to the trailhead. Stretch afterward!

23 days ago

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1 month 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.

1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

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