Sinking Stream Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Sinking Stream Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, AR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles 35 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

Sinking Stream loop trail is a nice kid friendly trail to observe nature, catch crawfish, and enjoy a short walk through simple terrain. The trailhead shares the parking lot, restroom, and picnic tables with the Historic Van Winkle Trail on Hwy 12. This short and easy trail is a loop, upstream from the tunnels under Hwy 12. It goes up one side of Little Clifty Creek, crosses 3 bridges, then returns on the other side. It is natural surface, single track, for foot traffic only. The trail follows old level road beds, except for a couple hundred yards on west side hill. The upstream portion of the creek sinks under the rocks during dry spells, then re-emerges further on downstream. A nice spring on the west side runs all year. One of the three Scout bridges crosses this spring flow, just below some small beaver dams. Spring flowers abound here, before the large sycamore, oak, hickory trees, and spice bush, shade them out. Lots of birds, deer, and other wildlife love this area, and can be seen if you are quiet.

1 month ago

In years past, I walked this trail in the fall. it was nice to see all the birds and wildlife.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy and quick. Great little trail

8 months ago

Nice little trail, adjacent to the Van Winkle Historical trail so one could walk both.

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy hike along Little Clifty Creek. Be sure to take a leisurely walk along the historic Van Winkle trail while you are there.

hiking
1 year ago

A nice, easy and short trail.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy trail for the whole family.

hiking
2 years ago

Very short and easy trail. Its in the same parking lot as the historic van winkle trail and its almost like a nice warm up trail. Easy to hike and the dogs love the creek. Very informational. I wasn't a fan of some spots of the trail that became very narrow with very high thick grass on either side, seems like a snake hazard in the summer and my dogs always try to drag us into the grass. As a standalone trail its not my favorite but when paired with the van winkle trail its nice.

hiking
3 years ago

This was a really simple but very enjoyable trail. We went in early fall so the leaves were still on the trees which covered the path and made you feel like you were in the deep woods. My 5 year old also really liked this trail as well. Very pretty! I blogged about our hike here http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2013/09/sinking-stream-trail-at-hobbs-state-park.html

walking
3 years ago

Nice easy walk. I really think of it as part of the Historic Van Winkle Trail. But it is a little more secluded and not quite as open. You get the feel you are in the woods.

hiking
3 years ago

Simple kid friendly trail that takes you along a small creek bed and Ozark hillside. The scouts have built three bridges over the creek. Not a destination, but great for kids when you are there.