Hawksbill Crag via Whitaker Point Trail

Kingston, Arkansas

4.5/5
based on 18 reviews

Details

Distance

2.68 miles

Elevation Gain

594 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Parker Dodson

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.

Hawksbill Crag aka Whitaker Point is one of the most popular hiking spots in all of Arkansas and only ~60 miles from Fayetteville. 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.

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Photography
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Hawksbill Crag via Whitaker Point Trail Reviews

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.

Easy hike, incredible views

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.

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.

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

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

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