Explore the most popular walking 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.

My daughter and I enjoyed it. Nice easy hike with some history.

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.

me and my husband Absolutely loved it

Bc t la

Nice, easy walk w some Rogers history. Good walk to take little one's on & let them explore.

Easy. Not crowded.

walking
6 months ago

Neat little historical site. Easy to navigate and more of a trail past the sawmill site. That trail was Too muddy for us but the main walking area is compact gravel, dry, and easy to walk on. Combine with the other trail in the parking lot for a complete opposite adventure.

walking
6 months ago

Decent trail completely different than Van Winkle. Not much to see and a little more difficult than Van Winkle. A lot less traveled and maintained. All in all good addition to the Van Winkle can easily do both trails for 3-4K steps.

Took our dogs there. It’s a real short trail so we went around it a few times. A few small areas of water but nothing to brag about. The trail is great for beginners that want to get away from crowded walking paths.

Great little historical family friendly hike/walk!

Very beautiful and significant history. Nice easy walk

nice

hiking
9 months ago

Fun and easy

hiking
9 months ago

Fun historic hike. Great chance for a picnic with the kids while discussing past times.

Nice trail with plenty of scenic points for a short hike

great hike

nice little hike

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Proper trail parking is at the start of my map at the Townsend road access point. Very nice parking and facilities. Trail is well maintained but if you see water on the trail at the first point that you're required to ford any water, turn around and go home because there are many potential water crossings. We hiked a day after a torrential storm and the trail was surprisingly dry so it drains QUICKLY. Trail is shaded by canopy nearly the entire way. Be mindful of the occasional mountain biker or horse. Nearly no scenery, all backwoods and the first/last 45mins you'll get to listen to multiple fast firing gunshots at the nearby range.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Super peaceful and quiet. Very secluded on a week day.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Well maintained and good markings. May not be as strenuous as some like, but a great setting and nice diversity of scenery. We hiked for over 3 hours and only saw 3 mountain bikers. Had the park to ourselves and the weather was glorious.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nice view of the lake and great little hike

backpacking
Friday, March 24, 2017

great little trail. I recommend taking the unpaved path and exploring some!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hung our hammocks at the overlook, great view and a nice breeze

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

I saw an old indian trail marker tree on the Townsend Ridge portion of the trail near the War Eagle/Little Clifty junction.

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice maintained trail. Not much to see honestly but nice none the less.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great and historic trail for a short easy hike. Good for families with kids too.

mountain biking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Great rolling terrain in Arkansas woods.
Easy XC MTBing but fast and fun for experienced riders. No jumps or obstacles.

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Easy hiking trail with an impressive overlook of the lake at the end.

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

From the brochure "Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail" of Hobbs State Park Conservation Area, Arkansas: "The [Hidden Diversity] trail name echoes one of the interpretive themes of the park. With awareness, the diversity of life here inspires wonder and discovery. Bluffs, rocky outcrops, limestone bedrock, caves, sink holes, and even a large fault line add to the area's diversity. A wide range of plant and animal species reside on our dry south slopes and rocky glades as well as in moist, protected ravines and wet-weather streams, yet hundreds or perhaps thousands of still-to-be-discovered living creatures and plants are 'hidden' both on the surface and underground."

I enjoyed this 4.44 mile hike, taking the 'Bashore Ridge' loop of the Hidden Diversity Trail. It is a relatively easy hike, mostly along the ridge tops overlooking hollows and valleys. I hiked this on a winter day, so the trees were barren, yet there is a beauty in the hushed tones of of winter, too. I loved the hike. It was a cool and quiet day, except for the wind shushing through the trees. I only saw one other person the whole time. I heard wild turkeys all around me, but they are sneaky critters, and I only saw one. I also saw a magnificent red-shouldered hawk that watched me imperiously. A great hike!

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