• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

Dog Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

This is a stunning 3 mile round trip hike that leads to the most photographed, and quite honestly the most beautiful spot in all of Arkansas.

This is one of the most popular hiking spots in all of Arkansas. However, doing the hike early in the morning provides one of the best places of all time to watch a sunrise. You begin at the trail marker which is straight across from the parking area and marked by a larger bolder with carvings in it. The trail is a slight downhill hike almost the entire way to the point. This trial is very clearly marked and is well maintained due to the high number of visitors that come to this spot each year. The trail follows the bluff line all the way to the point providing some great photographing spots along the way. Please be very careful around this area! Once you reach the point, take the time to sit and enjoy the beauty of the sunrise as the valley below fills with clouds.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Hiking Poles
  • Camera
  • Hammock
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Easy hike to the point. Amazing ozark view. Family hike, kids 10 and up. Typically very crowded trail, not much room to park if really busy.

about 2 months ago
about 2 months ago

Great spot to catch a sunrise (or sunset) we showed up at 6am and made it to the crag at about 6:45, luckily we were the only ones there but plenty of people showed up afterwards. The crag is awesome, but I thought the best spots were some overlooks where you can see the crag over the bluffs. Either way its a great spot for a day hike. Trail isn't strenuous at all.

4 months ago
4 months ago

About an hour hike to get up to the main crag. Absolutely beautiful lookout point.

10 months ago
10 months ago

Get there early! If you don't it's not very likely that you will have it to yourself. The view was tremendous and definitely worth the hike!

10 months ago
10 months ago

The pictures I got here give my parents a heart attack! Easy yet rewarding hike with a gorgeous view. Would recommend to anyone in the Ozarks.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

We hiked this on Valentine's Day weekend- it was as cool as I expected! Easy yet scenic hike. You definitely want to follow the trail markers... Unless you want to check out the little waterfall off the path! There's a cool tree with markings from couples carving initials into the bark. If you like to hike in Arkansas I definitely recommend this trail - bring some friends and stay awhile!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Beautiful leisurely hike with a great view. Please look at the trail map before you hike. My parents have a cabin close to this trail and hikers frequently get lost because they don't realize you must turn around to hike out. This isn't a loop trail. Also please take water. Many of the hikers we've encountered have no water or other supplies.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Pretty easy hike. The Crag is great for sunrise/sunset pics. It's also great for star pics. Plenty of already made camp sites near the end of the trail. Tons of trees for hammocks. Great for large or small groups.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Easy hike, incredible views

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Definitely make this hike at sunrise. You won't be disappointed! Hiked this trail on a 20 degree morning and it was totally worth it.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Its a short hike to the top and well worth it. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because of the traffic. It is heavily populated and sometimes it's hard to park. The view is worth it though.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Great hike. Probably the Must-Do hike in Arkansas. Hands down best time is late October/1st week of Nov during peak fall color

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Get there early for the sunrise to avoid the crowds, it is a popular spot.

almost 3 years ago
almost 3 years ago

Parker Dodson

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