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Pigeon Roost Trail is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hindsville, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 1,003 ft Route type Loop

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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.

The trailhead parking lot is located on the north side of State 12, about 7/10 mile east of War Eagle Road (Benton County 98). There is a restroom that can be seen at the trail head. Park vehicles straight ahead off the highway, to the left of the gate.

Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area Park Superintendent 20201 East Highway 12 Rogers, AR, 72756 (479) 789-5000 http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea/ http://wwwFriendsof Hobbs.com hobbs@arkansas.com

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MaryAnn Keon
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Hiking

I did the full loop and was completely alone in the hunter loop portion. So peaceful! All forest of large pine and young hardwoods but is completely shaded. Bugs a little problem in spots, but i was hiking during some rain and thunder. One pretty spot to sit by the lake but otherwise only limited views of the lake. Trail is mostly 2 to 3 inch crushed rock, so recommend good hiking shoes and poles. Elevation changes were easy and gradual. A wonderful secluded forest hike.

Kathy Maberry
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Hiking

Beautiful trail for a nice hike. I did the whole thing and it was 8.9 miles. Lake is gorgeous. Plenty of hills to get the heart going. Almost all shade.

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Keith Turney
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Hiking

Very beautiful sites! Highly recommended for a family outing!

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James Gerlach
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Hiking

Wonderful trail. Started later than I would have liked (11:00am) but had an amazing time. The trail was well marked, well maintained, and almost shrouded by the trees. Saw a handful of other hikers, and a deer, but spent most of my hike in blissful solitude. Almost completely exhausted the water from my Platypus backpack, so would strongly encourage you to bring plenty of water. Took me about 4 1/2 hours to complete the trail.

Monica Wischmeyer
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Hiking

There is actually a smaller loop called “Dry Creek Loop” that is approx 4.3 miles. It was perfect! Well marked, little to no bugs, no poison ivy noted. You walk along a dry creek bed (hence the name) and eventually to the lake where you can swim. The views are beautiful!!! The lake water is gorgeous. Easy to moderate, some parts are mildly steep but alternate flat and up.

Dillon Sutton
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Hiking

Warm outside but most of the trail is shaded

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d lamp
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Absolutely wonderful morning hike. Diverse terrain with plenty of wild life and shade!

Dillon Sutton
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Hiking

Trail has just been cleared of brush with a weed eater, perfect day

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Daniel Moreno Denton
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Hiking

Great long trail! Moderately difficult but worth the four plus hours. Stopped 30 minutes to swim in the gorgeous lake! Definitely recommend it.

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Brittany Craig
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Jason Pohlmeier
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Hiking

A couple nice views of the lake. Well maintained and easy to follow.

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Riley Pittman
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Hiking

I really enjoyed this trail. Well marked and lengthy! Slightly difficult with some of the inclines and declines, about a 9 mile trip total. No big pay offs but still a nice trail

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Julie Duncan
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HikingRocky

It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful hike. The trails are very well-maintained, however you definitely have to watch for the signs to make sure you do the right loop. I would rate this trail difficult, not moderate, due to the steep incline the majority of the time. I got blisters pretty bad, in my broken in boots, due to going uphill for so long. Only passed 2 other hikers. Total was 9 miles.

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Shelby Nichols
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Hiking

Super nice, secluded, wooded trail. We had the most peaceful time. We stayed to the right and only did the segment that led to the overlook and back. Fun little bridges too.

Scott Fergel
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Hiking

Nice trail if you are looking to get in some miles. Parking lot filled up quick today and there was a line parked down the road. Can't blame anyone as it was a beautiful day out. SAR was also doing some training which took up some space. There is a bathroom at the trailhead that was in good shape and clean. We went clockwise on the trail, which made the first part of the hike a little boring as the scenery doesn't change much.Once we got past the Dry Creek turn we didn't see anyone until we stopped to eat lunch by the lake. There is some elevation changes. Nothing severe though. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. Not sure why people have gotten lost. The lake is great but no real big payoff on this trail but still worth doing.

Michael Wood
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Mitchell Sutton
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Hiking

Fun trail with some good views of the lake. Ended up doing it backwards by mistake, but it’s a loop so no big deal. There were signs up saying that soon camping would cost $12 per site and they’d need to be reserved ahead of time, but don’t know when that goes into effect. It’s long, but it’s definitely worth a trip.

Sophia Caroline
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Hiking

Good trail! Went the wrong way for the 4.4 mile part. A bit more signage would be very beneficial!!!

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River Watson
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, but follow all of the trail markings carefully! I followed a path that brought me to the highway almost a mile from the trailhead

Shane Davis
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Backpacking

Wife, dog and I did this in Mid-October. Went CCW and camped at the first cluster of tent sites just past the lake and up a hill. We got a real late start so we were fortunate that there was still an available site. Trail is well maintained and marked but there's a few junctions that a person could make a wrong turn at. The AllTrails app came in handy at these locations. Obviously it could be done in a single day but if you're looking for a relatively short and easy trail that is still "backpackable", this is a fantastic one.

Lori Burdick
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HikingRocky

As always, the 4.1 mile Dry Creek Loop does not disappoint. Today was the first time hiking it in 2019. The return (if going counter clockwise) has new-ish gravel and is a bit loose in places so be careful and the leaves are already beginning to cover that portion of the trail. Weren't too many spider webs as I walked at 2pm. The flora and fauna was beautiful and the mushrooms were showy. A great 2 hour hike!

Mike Jones
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very beautiful. forgot my bug spray so ended up with tons of seed ticks on ankles. Will definatly go again. planning in camping next time.

Jackson Miller
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Hiking

Good place to swim!

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johannah daisy
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HikingRocky

HELLA spidery! but there's also a lot of really cool and different webs so i can't complain too bad. the hike was challenging but you could still have a conversation without suffocating on mother nature

Michelle Gonzales
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HikingBugs

Great views of the lake. The trail gets narrow at some points. Otherwise an easy but satisfying hike.

Pig Sooner
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Hiking

9.5 Miles according to GPS- checking out all campsites and the lake access. Lake is nice ( about 5- 5.5 miles in if traveling clockwise) for an opportunity to swim or cool off. Should have some great views of the lake during winter. Hot and humid this time of year so start early and use bug spray. Took me just under 4 hrs with a couple of stops. If first on the trail take a stick or trekking poles to manage spider webs.

Rebecca Partida
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Hiking

Did a total of 9 miles. Includes stopping at each campsite to check them out. Took us 3 hours and 22 minutes. Nice trail. Well maintained. Can’t wait to bring the kids for an overnight backpacking trip. Campsite 1 has one tent layout and is close enough to the lake that you can hear (but not see) people on their boats. Campsite 2 has places for 3 tents. Site 3 (can’t remember). Site 4 had 4 and site 5 had 3 tent layouts. All had fire pits and plenty of trees for hammocks. Sites 4 and 5 are really close together while the others are far enough that you can’t see or hear anyone. Campsite 3 is close enough to the main trail that you could see a tent and its campers...not a lot of privacy.

Brad Carter
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Hiking

Great scenery but spider webs with giant spiders were nightmare level and the hike is not hard. Maybe during peak season enough people travel this so not to dodge webs every 2 steps. Did see baby deer and oh yes spiders!!!

Ezra Emerson
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Hiking

8.5 loop - no traffic due to the heat/humidity of the season. Not a lot of great views in the woods, but the lake views are worth it. Water is several feet higher than normal and it felt amazing to swim in!

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