Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point

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Ali Williams

Destination Distance From Downtown

42.3 miles


3 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

1.5 hours


Hawksbill Crag is probably the most recognizable place in Arkansas. With its bill shaped formation jutting out perfectly from the mountain side, it gives you the view of miles of rolling Ozarks. It's conveniently located in the Upper Buffalo Wilder Area of the Ozark National Forest and there are several other hiking destinations within a very short distance from the crag. This hike or run is great all year around, but if you get a chance to go during the fall, DO IT! You won't be disappointed. Cameras required! I would also highly recommend bringing a picnic lunch to eat on the rock. Pack it in, pack it out. The trail has an elevation change of about 200' and is great for family hikes, trail runs, and taking your pups for an adventure! To get here from Fayetteville, you take Hwy 412 E to 21 S (turn right) take this to Kingston (veer left and continue on 21). Take this until you get to the T where Hwy 43 meets 21, turn right on 21 S. Off this road you will see a very small sign for County Road 5 (Cave Mountain Springs Road) hang a right. Stay on this until you get to the trail head. You can't miss it!

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Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point

Near Ponca, AR,
35.89305, -93.44307

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