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, camping, and backpacking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.5 miElevation gain1,003 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashBackpackingCampingHikingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersBugsRocky
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HUNTING SEASON CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure for hunting. For more information, please visit https://www.agfc.com/en/zone-map/710/. 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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Amber Schubert
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Little rainy but amazing!! Very pretty landscape

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Bobby Blazin
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Mild, couple snakes nonpoisonous, not technical, finish with the lake, no ticks, very few people until get to lake section.

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Scott Seele
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Pretty easy trail. Not much to see but trees! Peaceful.

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Megan Villanueva
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This is a really well maintained trail! I would come back again. Make sure to reserve your campsite ahead of time. There are only 4-5 sites total.

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Justin Starr
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Beautiful, well maintained!

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Lisa Hopkins
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My husband and I arrived at 4pm to hike half this trail and backpack at one of the reservation only campsites by the lake. We read to head left at the loop and head west to get to campsite #1, however this put the sun in our face heading to camp and then again when we headed east the next morning. It’s really just a slog up and down through the woods on man dumped gravel. The lake views are beautiful, but those are few. It was also a treacherous slide down a steep embankment to get water. If you’re backpacking, I’d suggest heading right on the loop and gathering water at the lake access trail just before you hit the campsites. You can also hear road traffic the entire loop and at the campsites. I bet it’s much prettier in the fall.

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Ashley Trask
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Fantastic trail!!

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Mike Hulett
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Fantastic hiking. Excellent trail condition. Hiking length a bit longer than stated. Around 9 miles on the outer loop.

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Melissa Phillips
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Great day with partly cloudy skies. The water was a bit down but it still looked amazing. The path was very clear and well marked. We only walked to the water and back but it was a great little addition to our day!

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Staci Stokes
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Great trail. Shaded and well carved out. One of the better ones I've been on maintenance wise. Would definitely recommend only doing the hike to the lake and back. Other than the little bit of trail that runs along the water the rest is just woods. The lake is absolutely beautiful though! So blue! Lots of nice rocks to climb on and even a nice benched overlook if you keep going just a bit.

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Brandi Stewart
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Well marked, but not much to see other than woods.

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Paul Roberts
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Dan H
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Nice well defined trail with gentle grades. Great views of the lake with well placed campsites. Nice optionality to do a shorter 4 mi loop or the longer 8 mi.

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Natasha Michael
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Too many switchbacks on the longer portion. Some good views but way too much gravel. Campsite #1 was a good site to stay overnight.

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Ryan Dees
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very well marked, but save the time and effort by just hiking straight to the lake and straight back the same way. very easy and pretty, but the lake was really the only cool part about this trail

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Austin Young
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woodsedge .photoj
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 this trail

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Scott Cady
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More gravel on the trail than I prefer

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Tanisha Mize
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This trail consists of 2 loops. So can do the 4.5 or 8.5 miles, with designated campsites on the longer portion. Easy hike, beautiful terrain with access Beaver Lake along the trail.

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Jason Mazanec
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Great trail to run or hike. Great views of beaver lake and not a lot of elevation change

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Brandon Morgan
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Well marked! Good hike for the family!

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Ewa Sitek
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Jeff Woolsey
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Charles Riedmueller
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It was long but not difficult, so finished in about 3.5 hrs. Not crazy about the gravel sections, especially walking uphill... Make sure you have stable boots

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Paul Roberts
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Jeffrey Kerst
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Pretty easy walk. The walking surface is mostly flat. There are a couple slightly steep hills to go up. I saw 17 armadillos.

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Janine Guzzo
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Really lovely easy hike. Nice variety of woods and water- a little bit of elevation- nothing crazy. And some but not lots of other people. Not a ton of creatures but SO MANY ARMADILLOS. Loved it.

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Adam Lucas
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Fast, well maintained, firm trail. Lovely 8-mile loop in mostly forest with some lake views. Moderate to easy.

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Talina Beare
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Did the Dry Creek Trail portion of this, great hike and very well marked. The views of the lake are amazing.

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Zack Alderson
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