Whitaker Point Trail
Ozark National Forest, Co Rd 5, Kingston, AR 72742
Pet Friendly (Must be kept on leash)
If you have seen pictures of Arkansas, you have probably seen pictures of Whitaker Point. The scenic spot, also known as Hawksbill Crag, is probably the most iconic picture of The Natural State
The Trail (Hawksbill Crag) is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.|
The trail along the way, as it is flush with wildflowers and a pretty waterfall area in the spring, then graced with the bright oranges and reds of turning maple leaves in the fall.
Please, PLEASE use extreme caution in this area. See that little nose-like nook on the end of the rock? Do not stand or sit here. It slopes downward more than it appears to and is very narrow—the precipice can send you into a vertigo spin in a heartbeat.
Disney filmed the opening to “Tuck Everlasting” here.