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.

hiking
23 hours ago

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

10 days ago

Awesome

17 days 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!

22 days ago

Easy hike! Went the day after Christmas and it was not very busy. I would suggest starting before 2 or so.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a beautiful trail. The drive in was pretty steep and def a few scary spots if you're afraid of heights. Make sure you've downloaded your maps because there will be no cell service for a very long time and be sure you've got plenty of gas and supplies not anything around for quite a while.

Super easy hike. Fun view!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice easy trail. My four year old was able to do it with ease. The road up there was easy with one area that would require you to take it slow for about 20 yards.
We went on a Saturday (veterans day) and it was busy with lots of dogs. The trail was clean though. One of the best views between the Rockies and Appalachian Mtns.

Coo

1 month ago

I enjoyed the hike and the view at the crag. The trail was very rocky and pretty crowded.

1 month ago

Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

We missed the fall colors by a couple weeks but still had a great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

We had a beautiful hike to Whitaker's Point! Loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Fabulous views, a must see!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun day hike with the Family!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, even with the kiddos!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful fall foliage! Whitaker Point is definitely worth the hike. Great photo op.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with great views.

2 months ago

The view is amazing! Trail is not difficult. Going back is uphill

hiking
2 months ago

Have done this trail at sunrise and sunset - one of our favorites in the area!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike. If you hike the trail on a weekday, it’s not as busy. We were able to get some cool pics on the Crag.

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