July is the perfect month for a little road trip! Sunny, warm, inviting — what’s not to love? Fill up the gas tank and pack for a day of beautiful scenery at Hawksbill Crag! Also known as Whitaker Point, it’s often referred to as one of the most scenic spots in the state of Arkansas. Driving for a few hours is well worth it, we promise!
The Whitaker Point Trail is 2.9 miles long and located near Deer, Arkansas in Newton County. It’s rated as moderate, features a gorgeous waterfall, and the trail’s destination is the crag — a rock formation that juts out from the bluff and resembles a hawk’s beak. You can soak up the sights of Whitaker Creek and valley land stretching for miles in the distance. Take a moment to just sit down, relax and enjoy the scenery. Don’t forget to stop and smell the wildflowers while you’re hiking!
The trail is incredibly popular, drawing in thousands of locals and tourists each year. It’s a hot spot for proposals, photography and groups of friends eager to spend some time outside. All you need is some bottled water, a snack and a camera to capture all of the memories!
If you decide to wait for cooler weather and visit in the fall, maple leaves in the area are bursting with classic autumn colors. Hawksbill Crag is truly a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. However, it’s important to note that you should be very careful in the area, especially if you’re hiking with children. Stay away from drop off areas, and take photos from afar. Also, please don’t leave trash in the area — clean up before you head home!
We hope you and your loved ones enjoy Hawksbill Crag as much as we do! Grab a friend, get out and celebrate the warm summer weather while it lasts!