Explore the most popular trail running trails in Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
11 days ago

This was a great first overnight backpacking experience for my girlfriend and me. It was long and strenuous enough to test us without being enough to break us.
It was a beautiful walk in the woods. We arrived much later than we intended. Being our first trip, we didn't realize how much preparation time we needed.
The sun had dipped below the horizon by the time we made it to the campsite. Immediately upon arrival, we were invited to the community fire by the NWA Hiking Club. Stories and drinks were shared, and good times were had by all.
The next morning began with breakfast and a light rain. I felt incredible (a symptom of sleeping outdoors), and just wanted to walk. Not finish, but walk. I had to let my legs go. The light rain had awakened and beautified the forest, and my girlfriend and I decided to "hike our own hike". I walked ahead, enjoying walking my own pace and being alone in the woods. The lack of vistas, and the anticlimactic overlook take nothing away from this trail. Walk this trail to be in the forest. To smell the earth and feel its life.

Beautiful walk in the woods.

hiking
12 days ago

Peaceful hike, well worn path and clear. I did the short course. Not much as far as views on the short path. Worth a short trip.

This is a nice, well maintained trail that is easy to follow. It is a relatively easy trail if you are in modest shape but did see one lady struggling a little coming up out of the valley as there is some elevation gain. You start at the top so what goes down must come up. Some interesting rock formations and the cave was nice. The cave is a short distance off the standard trail but if you pay attention you will see a path leading up to a rock formation and it is there so do t miss it.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice easy short trail. The trail is easy to follow. Nothing really exciting to see on this one. There are 3 bridges that cross the creek but no water today unfortunately. This trail at least felt more like s bike compared to the Van Winkle trail next to it. You can at least combine the two trails for a about a 1.4 mile walk/hike. Good paced parking lot and bathrooms so that’s always a plus.

Benches along the way. Well maintained trail.

I saw three Ozark Chinquapin trees on this trail! It was amazing to see this rare tree.

you can find peace on this trail if you're looking for it. the trail is adventurous and pretty. My dog and I loved it.

Nice hike .. well marked trails !

A great trail for a short little hike. We did this one in the morning before we left town and loved the scenery. Offers some neat side paths that lead up to some small caves or down to the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Beautiful hike. Definitely grab a stick to clear spiderwebs as you you travel.

hiking
1 month ago

We love this trail! We take our kids out here all the time & they do great. They especially love going in the little cave, hanging out by the lake. Definitely recommend!

Great trail! Very shady and beautiful. Walking sticks would be helpful for spider webs.

under the canopy trail, stay out of Sun

under the canopy trail, stay out of Sun

Definitely almost 10 miles. I enjoyed the trail. However the rocks were very hard on the feet after a while and I have good hiking shoes Saw a nice view of the lake as well as many other interesting beauties of nature. Was definitely peaceful.

Going in as one of my favorites! The cliff rocks. The foliage. The lizards. The cave! The lake! It is definitely a moderate hike. Steep in places. Close to the edge in others. Loose rock, so good shoes needed. It is very worth the time tho.

I loved this trail! The trees, the hike, the lake. Very peaceful. My dog loved it as well.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Good trail for mountain biking for a beginner. The trail is well-marked. Nice view of Beaver Lake with nice benches to sit.

Nice hike through the woods. (I actually did the longer Little Clifty Creek trail.) Downgraded because the noise from the nearby shooting ranges was markedly audible for half the hike, as was traffic for about 3 miles of the hike; and there wasn't a nearby body of water at the end of the hike Note: There is a multi-trailhead parking about 2 miles down Townsend Ridge Rd, where one can access the Little Clifty or War Eagle trail; Townsend Ridge Rd is west on Rte 12 from the AllTrails designated trailhead.

Great trail!! A bit interesting for a 4,5,7 yr olds, but they still had a good time.

Arkansas is so lovely! We enjoyed beautiful scenery in this historical area.

Totally more than 8.4 miles. It’s 10.1 miles.
It’s beautiful. Access to the lake. Got to see a beaver

It was a great trail with minimal traffic! Plenty of wildlife, saw multiple squirrels, a turtle and a snake. Was a little bummed there wasn’t water access (you could only see the water from one spot).

Hike is fairly easy as most of it is flat ground. Great scenery through the woods, well marked trail. Turnaround point has a great view of Beaver lake.

My kids and I enjoyed this trail!

me and my husband Absolutely loved it

Surprisingly great trail. Well manicured and scenic. Looking forward to going back.

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