Sinking Stream Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Sinking Stream Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rogers, Arkansas 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
32 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


scenic driving

trail running





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.

7 days ago

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.

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2 months ago

Fun and easy

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11 months ago

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Super easy and quick. Great little trail

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A nice, easy and short trail.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Easy trail for the whole family.

Friday, July 11, 2014

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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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

Saturday, June 08, 2013

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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

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.