Pigeon Roost Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail is a double stacked-loop trail; there is a short loop of approximately 4 miles for day hiking and a longer loop of 8.5 miles for overnight use. Primitive camping is allowed on the longer loop at five designated campsites only. Pigeon Roost Trail is in a figure eight shape that is made up by two loops, Dry Creek Loop 4.1 miles and Huckleberry Loop 4.3 miles. Please contact the Ranger at the phone number listed below to determine if there will be a campsite available. The trail is fairly short for an overnight trail, but there are several hills to climb which give the trail its difficulty rating.
Great views on lake side. Took us three hours to do the 8 mile loop- pretty easy terrain and relatively flat...
We did the full trail this time (the Huckleberry Loop), and enjoyed it much more than the shorter Dry Creek Loop: there are some nice lake views, another area where you can access the lake, and some really big sink holes that are kind of neat. It's pretty dull and brown this time of year, but the views are a bit better than in the summer, and it's nice and cool. Wear a little bit of orange if you think of it - just because the trail isn't closed for hunting the day you're there doesn't mean you don't want to be visible.
There is, indeed, a large tree on part of the trail, but it's not like you have to turn around and go back. You can go around/over it. Given the condition of the trail (very well-maintained), I expect it will be cleared within a year.
The trail is great, but it's currently obliterated near the #4-5 campsites by an enormous fallen tree.
Great hike. Well marked. There is a very large tree that fell over the trail
Great hike, well marked trail. Rolling hills but not too difficult. Several Amazing views of the lake. We did 8.8 miles and took a half way break. Fall colors starting to show and will be beautiful in a few weeks.
Doc and I hiked just the Dry Creek Loop portion of the PR Trail. It ends up being a very manageable 4.4 miles. There are no "wow" features on this trail other than the incredible views of the lake. These alone are worth the trip. I'd recommend stopping here and just hiking out to the overlook if you're in the area and want a nice spot for a little break.
The trail is well-traveled and marked with white blazes. Signage is great. This trail stays relatively level, with a little steep-ish up/down here and there, but nothing major. The Hobbs Conservation Area as a whole gets a big "thumbs up" in my book.
Hiked many times, always a pleasure!
My son and I did this trail and camped overnight. It is a quick hike at 4hrs 20min without much elevation change. The trail is very well maintained and very well marked from start to finish.
this trail has something for everyone there is good fishing camping and just an overall beautiful hike. I will definitely be back in the fall when the leaves change.