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.

5.9 miles 1167 feet Out & Back

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

rocky

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.

4 hours ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Very steep, rocky climb out. Glad I wore my hiking boots instead of sneakers. The bluff was beautiful.

backpacking
9 days ago

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.

12 days ago

Breathtaking views at the top and an (mostly) easy trail to and from the bluff.

15 days ago

Far, but worth the walk.

16 days ago

16 days ago

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.

17 days ago

backpacking
17 days ago

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.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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.

hiking
21 days ago

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.

21 days ago

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!!

backpacking
24 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites in Arkansas! The trail back is all uphill so make sure you have a lot of water.

hiking
1 month ago