Hike One of Arkansas Most Dangerous Trails

Hike Goat Trail in Arkansas

Centerpoint Trail to Goat Trail - Big Bluff


  • 5.9 Miles
  • It takes approximately 4-5 Hours to Hike
  • In-and-Out Trail
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Open Year Round


  • Scenic Views of Mountains and Buffalo River

About Centerpoint Trail to Goat Trail

Are you looking for an adventurous trail that will have your blood pumping? If so, this is the trail for you! The path is approximately 5.9 miles and takes about 4-5 hours.

The trail is considered difficult since it is dangerous. With that being said, it is advised that if you are afraid of heights, suffer from vertigo, or take any medication that may impair your judgment, then you should pass on this trail.

The path is dangerous because the trail is 500 feet in the air with narrow ledges with steep bluffs. Although the trail is considered treacherous, it is still worth hiking due to the fantastic views. The views are what makes the path popular among hikers.

When you finally reach the mini cave-like area at the top, you can experience panoramic views of the mountain and Buffalo River. If you seek adventure, love adrenaline rushes, and want a great view; then this hiking trail is perfect.

What to Expect

You will want to start at the Centerpoint Trailhead to get to Goat Trail. Centerpoint Trail is a regular trail that gives you a wooded backdrop. You will follow the marked path on Centerpoint until approximately 2.7 miles. The trail will split, and that is the trail you need to take. 

According to online reviews, the trail that splits isn’t marked except for a sign that says horses are not allowed beyond this point. Continue on this trail, and you will end up in a cave-like area to enjoy amazing views of mountains and the Buffalo River. 

Just remember, the trail is an in-and-out, so if you don’t feel comfortable climbing the steep edges to get to the overlook, you may not want to do it again to get back out. 

Also, no dogs are allowed on this trail. Sorry pet owners, you must keep your fur babies home to hike this trail. Lastly, you will experience loose pebbles on this hiking trail, causing it to be slippery. Be careful and always use your best judgment. 

Getting to Centerpoint Trailhead

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Centerpoint Trailhead is on Highway 43, just 3.5 miles North of Ponca and 3.5 miles South of Compton. 

Warning: The Goat Trail to Big Bluff is dangerous. This trail is not recommended for children, those afraid of heights, or suffer from vertigo. Before hiking this trail, you must be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings. With that being said, avoid drinking alcohol on this trail. If you are on any medication that can cause you to lose your balance or feel dizzy, you may not want to hike this trail. 

If you have been, leave comments below that will help others navigate the trail! Any tips and advice would be great. 

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