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
413 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.

1 day ago

great hike, beautiful water falls and overlook. pretty empty at 8am in parking lot. very full at 10am when we left

hiking
6 days ago

So beautiful, especially once you get along the ridge there are huge boulders that are just sitting along the edge. Awesome scenery and gorgeous overlooks!

hiking
7 days ago

I've been wanting to hike this for a long time and, while it was decent, it's not on my list to do again. The trail itself is nice, but nothing to write home about. When you get to a short, relatively steep descent across the little creek, you can go right which will go along the bluff or left (upstream) for a short period, then it will curve around parallel to the other trail and merge just before the Hawksbill Crag if you want an easier trail for some reason. Don't get me wrong, it was pretty nice: sticking out there all by itself. Take turns taking photos of each other. Standing on the crag itself, you don't even know your sticking out over the edge. It wasn't as big or as high as we thought it would be from the pictures we've seen. Again, it's worth doing, check it off your list, but I liked other trails in the area much better.

hiking
8 days ago

Great quick hike with many scenic views

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing hike to a very scenic overlook of the Arkansas Ozarks! Great photo opportunities at the end :)

hiking
9 days ago

Excellent view of the majesty of the Arkansas Ozarks. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the state.

hiking
15 days ago

Had the entire place to ourselves which is hard to get on a weekend. Beautiful as always!!

17 days ago

Great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery

hiking
23 days ago

Heavy traffic and little parking. Best to go in the winter.

hiking
23 days ago

This is a very popular hike so be prepared to share it. With the weather being nice there was a large crowd out which making finding parking a little tougher. The hike itself was an easy hike and well worth the views, one you definitely want to take.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my favorite location to date. It’s slightly more dangerous than previous trails but worth it.

1 month ago

Great on the way there, tough on the way back up. The trail isn’t well marked but it’s pretty well trafficked you can figure it out.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail!! The hike isn't too tough unless you're out of shape like me.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked out to the Hawksbill Crag this past week. It was a very enjoyable hike. It was not very difficult, about 3.2 miles with about 100 ft of ascent. My 4 yr old daughter handled the hike without issue. The view from the Crag was something to behold. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

When we arrived there were only a few cars at 8:30am, and we saw minimal people in passing on the way in. Then on the hike out, they came in by the droves! But I don’t blame them, the views of creation are beautiful from this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a scenic hike, but lots of people on this trail after 10am.

hiking
1 month ago

Waterfalls, beautiful rock formations and not too bad of a hike!! Perfect

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was easy and beautiful. I’ve been in different seasons and all are lovely.

hiking
1 month ago

So beautiful. Go after a good spring rain for some nice falls! First mile or so of hike is very easy, almost boring. Once you cross the creek, it starts to get better with views.

1 month ago

There is more to this trail. Look for hidden trails and waterfalls.

backpacking
2 months ago

We hiked this trail after hiking Centerpoint/Goat Trail. Not a very difficult hike and much shorter in distance than Centerpoint. Several spots away from the point to make camp. Very scenic and makes for excellent photography. As always, I recommend camping. I suggest doing it away from the point though as there are several people that hike it early in the morning.

hiking
2 months ago

We went yesterday and we still love it!! Beautiful every time!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun and easy hike. One of the best views in Arkansas

hiking
2 months ago

This was such an amazing hike. Very popular and busy, but it was worth taking a lunch and just enjoying the views

hiking
3 months ago

Insane views

3 months ago

Amazing views and beautiful colors in the fall.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome place, a must see if in Arkansas! Great views, kinda crowded even in the winter.

3 months ago

Awesome

3 months ago

Pretty easy hike with some impressive views at the end! Relative to other hikes around the area, it is a lot more crowded. We will be coming back to this one!

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