Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

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Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag) is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Deer, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

The trail's destination is the "Crag", a rock formation that juts out from the bluff's face that resembles a hawk's beak. It overlooks Whitaker Creek and a huge valley stretching for a long distance. but this is not all, in the spring and fall rainy season you can discover a number of waterfalls.

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1 day ago

Great for a day outing. Beautiful scenery!!

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10 days ago

Great views, moderate hike, the only problem was getting to the trailhead- road from Boxley is 6 miles gravel, steep, and needed grading, but my civic made it in one piece. First half of the trail is easy downhill then flat once you get to the cliffs. Lots of cut-through trails have destroyed the area when you get to the loop.

12 days ago

My friend and I really enjoyed this trail. It's challenging with some rugged terrain to traverse. The closer you get to the Crag, the more outcrops of rocks there are to enjoy the view. The trail is moderate being more strenuous going back, but it's not bad. I'm out of shape and handled it ok. The 6 mile dirt road getting to the trail head and get rough so go slow if your in a sedan. We had a lot of fun hiking this trail!

hiking
13 days ago

only people this evening. perfect weather

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16 days ago

Amazing views!!!! The hike was fun and challenging if you're carrying equipment but it's totally worth it in the end! Recommend to any one who want a nice camping spot with an outstanding view of the forest!

hiking
16 days ago

Easy in-and-out hike. The views overlooking the forest were breathtaking. The side of the crag looks cooler and more daunting than the view from atop the crag. Definitely worth the trek in!

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17 days ago

Out and back! Don't go past the crag!

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