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Shockingly beautiful

The hike was wonderful, be sure to go before it gets dark. It is worth it. The pictures and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheekha S
Omaha, Nebraska
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This is Arkansas!

This is a must-see while in Newton County Arkansas. The epitome of "The Natural State", you drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heather W
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“dirt road” (22 reviews)
“whitaker point” (15 reviews)
“trail head” (19 reviews)
Hwy 21 South, Boxley Valley, Ponca, AR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike was wonderful, be sure to go before it gets dark. It is worth it. The pictures and the experience will be memorable for everyone. It is amazing.

Thank Sheekha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-see while in Newton County Arkansas. The epitome of "The Natural State", you drive up a dirt road for a handful of miles before you park. Apply some sunscreen and bug spray (though the trail is very shaded in spring) and hike...More

2  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike out and back are worth it just for the photos. The trail out to the crag is very easy, but the return trip is harder because it's uphill. At just under 3 miles, allow a couple of hours to complete. I didn't see...More

Thank Shannon64804
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Wonderful views from the crag after a short walk (30 mins each way) the walk is fairly easy although a bit rough underfoot so covered shoes are best.

Thank Roz N
Reviewed 21 July 2017

On AR 21, there is a sign that says that the trailhead of Hawksbill crag is 6.1 miles to the left if traveling north on AR 21. What follows after the low Buffalo River bridge is a six-mile dirt road leading up to the trailhead,...More

2  Thank Valedc03ls
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Everyone seems to go to Hawksbill Crag when you visit the Buffalo River area. And, there is a good reason why. Tremendous view and incredibly beautiful. The hike to the viewing area is not difficult. But, wear good hiking shoes!

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The hike starts about six miles down a somewhat rough dirt road. Recommend taking a vehicle with higher ground clearance or plan on taking it slow. Most cars would probably do fine. I took an SUV. The trailhead does not have facilities. The trailhead itself...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great views from multiple locations; nice hike, not too strenuous and a nice little side cave and waterfall we weren't aware of until we started the hike. Road to get to trailhead pretty rough. Definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We've hiked Hawksbill Crag on our last 2 visits. It's a beautiful hike. I would consider it an easy hike. The best time to see the valley from Hawksbill is early morning to watch the mist assend into the heavens, or in the fall when...More

Thank TSchraad
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

What a view! Definitely watch your step here. The hike out isn't bad, and there are plenty of chances to see our over the cliffs. Bring your camera for sure!

1  Thank gmann5092
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Pam H
17 February 2017|
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Response from amieeunder30 | Reviewed this property |
You have to hike approx 1 1/2 mikes in to the lookout. It's very worth it!
Md S
15 September 2016|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
Mid October.....runs for around 2 weeks...then fades...very bright at first should be good this year we have had much rain so colors should be bright