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Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

Intermediate
 4.5 (20)

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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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

2,170' 661 m

High

1,795' 547 m

Low

87' 27 m

Up

460' 140 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views

Description

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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  4.5 from 20 votes

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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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Oct 17, 2021
Seth Brown
Aug 23, 2021
kristof Moeraert
Jul 15, 2021
Hector Ramirez
Beautiful views!!
May 20, 2021
Kathleen Whaley
Mar 1, 2021
Dalton Essick
Dec 25, 2020
Jessey Hershberger-Kirk
Brrrrr
Oct 17, 2020
Stephen F
Sep 5, 2020
Jessica De La Cruz