How to Reach Hawksbill Crag Hiking the Whitaker Point Trail

Hiking the Whitaker Point Trail to the famous Hawksbill Crag is one of the most iconic hikes in the Ozark National Forest

This article will provide you with all the information you need to have an enjoyable hiking adventure along the Whitaker Point Trail. 

Hiking Whitaker Point Trail to See Hawksbill Crag

Distance: 2.9 miles round trip (out and back) Elevation Gain: 413 feet Route Type: Out and back Difficulty: Moderate.

Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag) Hike Details

This is one of the most popular hikes in Arkansas. We have hiked it a few times. 

Other Things to Consider While Hiking Whitaker Point

Self-Guided Tours

With that being said, weekends are very busy If you’re planning on getting an epic solo picture, don’t go on the weekend.

Weekdays earlier in the morning are quieter. If you enjoy solitude in nature, we recommend visiting during the middle of the week.  

There is a hidden waterfall seasonally along the way. You’ll hear the water if the falls are running.  

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