Tag - Ozark National Forest

Trails in the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas — including White Rock Mountain, Sams Throne, Pedestal Rocks, Kings Bluff Trail, Redding Spy Rock Loop Trail.

Hawksbill Crag Hike (Ozark Forest)

Hawksbill Crag (aka Whitaker Point) is one of the most recognizable and photographed points in Arkansas. It’s a very beautiful spot as well.

Fortunately, it is not that difficult to find.

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Hawksbill Crag, Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, Ozark National Forest

Hawksbill Crag is in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area of the Ozark National Forest, about 30 miles southwest of Harrison, Arkansas.

The Hawksbill Crag Trail (aka Whitaker Point Trail) is about 1.5 miles each way (for a total hike of 3 miles). It is not difficult walk although there is some climbing on the way back. The total elevation change is about 300 feet. (See this post for Brent’s profile of the trail.)

Caution: As with many beautiful areas in Arkansas, it can be very dangerous near the bluffs or on the crag. Be extremely careful near any bluffs.

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View from Hawkbill Crag, Ozark National Forest

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White Rock Mountain Rim Trail (Ozark Forest) Summer Pics

White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest is a really cool place. The Rim Trail forms a 2-mile loop at the top. Almost the entire trail has gorgeous views.

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View from south side of White Rock Mountain

These are some photos I took there yesterday. (Click for larger photo.)

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View from Sunset Shelter, White Rock Mountain, Ozark National Forest

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