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Best trails in Pettigrew

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Explore the most popular trails near Pettigrew with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Pettigrew
Top trails (4)
#1 - Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Situated deep into the Ozark National Forest, the Hawksbill Crag is an Arkansas treasure. Thousands of hikers every year traverse the Whitaker Point Trail up to the beautiful rocky viewpoint. Upon arriving to the trailhead you'll find a small parking area. During warm weekend days, you might have to park along the road. There is a sign at the trailhead that describes the hike, and across the road is the trailhead. The trail is marked by a white sign. The hike is about 2 hours, eventually reaching the crag, a rock formation that juts out from the bluff's face resembling a hawk's beak. The crag overlooks Whitaker Creek and a huge valley stretching as far as you can see. If it has rained recently, you should encounter several small waterfalls on the way. Show more
#2 - Magnolia Falls
Upper Buffalo Wilderness
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h
#3 - Neil Compton and Amber Falls
Upper Buffalo Wilderness
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Head into the woods behind the sign (on the left/south side of the road) and bushwack straight down the hill. A small drainage should be just to your right, you will want to follow this all the way down to Whitaker Creek. Once you hit Whitaker Creek, Turn Left and follow the creek downstream, coming to Amber Falls almost immediately. To get to Compton's Double Falls, continue to follow Whitaker Creek downstream, but staying up on the bench up above, keeping the creek just off to your right. You will pass two small drainages along the way, each containing small waterfalls. After about ¾ mile, you will reach the falls; the creek will drop sharply and you should be able to hear the falls, too. It takes a lot of water to get this waterfall running as a double, so save it for a really rainy day. To return, hike back out the same way that you came in. Trails are marked with Orange bands to help guide you so keep an eye out for those in the trees.Show more
#4 - Leaning Log and Adkins Canyon Falls Trail
Pettigrew, Arkansas
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
This trail starts at Dahl Memorial Trailhead where there is a free campsite there and parking. This is a difficult trail that requires intense bushwhacking, several steep slopes, water hiking, crossing rapids, and getting a years supply of poison ivy. The views are more than worth it. You will need to wear a waterproof pair of hiking boots (or be willing to get them soaked) and a good pair of water shoes. The water portion of the trail is between thigh and chest deep, so a dry sack to keep your gear in is highly recommended. The trail round trip is between 7 and 8 miles. A GPS, Compass, walking stick (for balance crossing rapids), and plenty of water is highly recommended. The route in and out is the same.Show more