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Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 87' 27 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 2,170' 661 m
Low: 1,795' 547 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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This trail leads to one of the most scenic lookout points in Arkansas, which many say looks like a hawk's bill.

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The trailhead is accessible via dirt and gravel road. Be warned, the parking lot is small and fills up quickly. A 4x4 vehicle may be required in muddy conditions.

The trail straight forward and marked regularly with orange-triangle blazes. Enjoy the view, but please mind the cliffs. The drop off is steep and several individuals have fallen to their death here. For bonus points, get here before sunrise and see the fog lift around the point.

Trivia - this place was featured in the Disney movie Tuck Everlasting.

Flora & Fauna

Ticks, snakes, and poison ivy.

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Nov 8, 2019
Courtney Putman
Nov 3, 2019
CD Winans
12h 55m
Nov 1, 2019
Mohammed Aljabbar
1h 31m
Aug 28, 2019
Jake Courville
3mi — 2h 02m
Aug 25, 2019
Stephanie Park
Jun 21, 2019
Jacob Daniel
Jun 12, 2019
Seth Layton
Apr 6, 2019
Richard Bond

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Hawksbill Crag
Nov 5, 2017 near Jasper, AR
Whitaker Point Trail has interesting rock formations.  Here's just one of them.
Sep 25, 2018 near Jasper, AR

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