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Hike to Whittaker's Point - the Most Breathtaking View of the Ozarks

Kingston, Arkansas

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3 miles

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Added by Alaina Donovan

Huge cliff hanging over the Buffalo River valley. Infamous location with an incredible view and awesome photography opportunities.

One of the most beautiful places in the midwest. If you're looking for a hike with the BEST views of the Ozarks, this is the trial for you. Stunning place with a wild, thrilling cliff edge view. Not for the fearful of heights. The best time to photograph the crag is early in the morning.

It's a very popular proposal spot and a must see place if you are in the Ozark National Forest or Arkansas’ Buffalo River National Parkarea. Disney filmed the opening to "Tuck Everlasting" here. 

Also known as Hawksbill Carg, the viewpoint is located in southwestern Newton county just below the Buffalo River. The trail is a little tricky to find but worth the effort.  Head south from Ponca through Boxley Valley. At the intersection of Hwy 43/Hwy 21, Turn Left/South onto Hwy 21, and go approx. 1.2 miles, past the old Boxley Church. Just before a bridge over the Buffalo River, Turn Right onto Cave Mountain Rd./County Rd. 5 (dirt, unmarked). Follow this road as it steeply climbs up Cave Mtn and eventually levels out on top. At approx. 5.4 miles from the highway, you will pass Cave Mtn Church, continue Straight ahead until you reach the trailhead at 6.0 miles; the parking area will be your right.

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Hike to Whittaker's Point - the Most Breathtaking View of the Ozarks Reviews

Will definitely have to check this out next visit to Arkansas!

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