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.
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.
Very steep, rocky climb out. Glad I wore my hiking boots instead of sneakers. The bluff was beautiful.
Camped two nights on the Buffalo River. Did a hike up to goat trail the second day. Very beautiful. It's a steep hike up CPT from the river.
Breathtaking views at the top and an (mostly) easy trail to and from the bluff.
Far, but worth the walk.
Loved this trail! The challenging part was the incline you had to take going back up to the center point trail head but it's totally worth it! The view is wonderful.
Beautiful view. I urge you to look where u step if u walk to the very end! People should at least kick some dirt and leafs over their waste and toilet paper...... come on millennials.
this was one of our favorite hikes in the Buffalo River area. most of the trail follows an old road, so the path is wide and the grade is pretty gentle. the view at the "goat trail" section is incredible.
Excellent trail, great view, not safe for kids but a fun trail. Bit of a leg burner on the way out and be sure to carry in your water.
Wonderful hike!! The view is awesome and the hike is moderately taxing. Going is easier than returning to the parking area. Take it easy and slow and even us north of sixty people can enjoy it. Bring water and a snack and rest when needed and a good sandwich at the halfway point is rejuvenating. Glad we did it!!
One of my favorites in Arkansas! The trail back is all uphill so make sure you have a lot of water.