Whitaker Point – Hawksbill Crag

Hawksbill Crag

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Parking GPS: 35.89853889199819, -93.45792803195658


This is a 30–45-minute drive down a dirt road. Use the restroom before you head this way. Doable in a tall 2-wheel drive from the north but don’t try it without a 4-wheel drive, and lower water level as you will have to cross the Buffalo River from the South.

Hawksbill Crag juts out nearly 150 feet over the surrounding landscape below. Go on an early autumn morning, when the low sun floods the valley and lights up the changing maple, beech, hickory, and ash trees. This is one of the most recognized spots in Arkansas. This Hike is often featured as one of the top 10 in America. Dogs are allowed on trail.

Rating 5


Hawksbill Crag Trailhead, Kingston, AR 72742

Feature gps


Falls gps

35.89342, -93.44692

Hike distance

2.7 miles

Distance jasper

25.8 miles or 52 minutes



Elevation Gain


Dogs friendly


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