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.

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7 days ago

The impressive part of this hike is Goat Trail and walking the ledge of the Bluff. Breath taking. It really tests you mentally. And so worth it!

8 days ago

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8 days ago

Awesome , the views are amazing, take plenty of water as you will need it on the hike out

12 days ago

Awesome trail, take plenty of water you will need it coming out.

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12 days ago

Very easy to follow. As others have stated the trail itself isn't particularly pretty, but the view at the end is completely worth it.

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27 days ago

I started my hike around 11:30am covering the Centerpoint Trail to The Goat Trail and beyond. It seemed The Goat Trail continued beyond the distance noted. I did climb through a tree projecting from the face of the cliff to continue further. I also bushwhacked uphill a mile or so before reconnecting with the trail. I covered about 7 miles in 3.5 hours. I was recording my hike however I lost signal a couple of times causing the recording to stall so I deleted them:(

29 days ago

1 month ago

Started hike at 2:30 PM. The straight continues as CenterPoint Trail , which takes you to Buffalo river. Right turn is Goat Trail. Its well marked on tree, hard to miss it. Very Scenic view from Goat trail bluff. Watch out your steps. There are campsite under the bluff. After goat trail , i went further down on CPT till the Buffalo River. Could not see Granny Henderson's house. Its not marked nor signs for it. On the way back I could see cloud formations and went back into Goat trail to capture pictures with clouds. Well worth it. Hike back is uphill. Was able to make it back at 7:00 PM just before it got dark.

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1 month ago

Flat for the first mile then downhill for the rest of the way, flattening out at some parts which helps on the way back. We did it in 2 hours walking. The view is great once you get to the bluffs.

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1 month ago

It's a long way in and a long way out, but the scenery at the bluffs certainly makes the hike worth it.