Category - Northwest Arkansas

Posts in Northwest Arkansas including including Upper Buffalo River, and Devil’s Den, Hobbs, and Withrow Springs state parks. Also see Northwest Arkansas Trails Page.

Pea Ridge: Williams Hollow Trail – 9 mi

 

April 16-24, 2011 is National Parks Week, and in celebration, the fees at Pea Ridge National Military Park in Pea Ridge, Arkansas are waived. We took advantage of the freebie and the absolutely beautiful day to check out a little more of the hiking trails in the park.

Pea Ridge: Williams Hollow Trail - 9 mi photoPea Ridge has an 8.7 mile hiking trail, but there are several loops that can be taken to make a shorter hike.

We got there about 11 and weren’t really prepared for a hike quite that long, so we opted to hike a loop that starts at Elk Horn Tavern and passes the Clemens House site and the Williams Hollow Hospital site. Continue reading Pea Ridge: Williams Hollow Trail – 9 mi

Devil’s Den 2011 Flooding

Devil's Den 2011 Flooding photo
Devil's Den Flooding - April 25, 2011 - Via Arkansas State Parks Facebook Page - Taken by Retired Park Interpreter, Harry Harnish

This past Monday, April 25, there was significant flooding at Devil’s Den State Park, Washington County, Arkansas. This was sad news for fans of the park–especially because a lot of repair and restoration has been done at the park since the 2004 flood.

At this point, it appears that there has been no significant damage to the dam as there was in 2004. There is substantial damage at Campground A, at the picnic area, and to the recently rebuilt suspension bridge.

Devil's Den 2011 Flooding photo
Flooding at Devil's Den Dam - April 25, 2011 - Via Arkansas State Parks Facebook Page - Photo by Harry Harnish

This update on the damage was posted yesterday on the Arkansas State Parks Facebook page: Continue reading Devil’s Den 2011 Flooding

Hobbs: Historic Van Winkle Trail – .5 mi

Hobbs: Historic Van Winkle Trail - .5 mi photo
Historic Van Winkle Trail – Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

One of the short trails at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, near Rogers, Arkansas, is the Historic Van Winkle Trail, a trail on the National Register of Historic Places.

The land where Hobbs is located was once owned by 19th century lumberman Peter Van Winkle. The trail features the foundation of the Van Winkle home and that of the Van Winkle Mill and some other buildings.

Hobbs: Historic Van Winkle Trail - .5 mi photo
Peter Van Winkle Home Foundation

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Hobbs: Sinking Stream Trail – .5 mi

Hobbs: Sinking Stream Trail - .5 mi photo
A footbridge on Sinking Stream Trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

The Sinking Stream Trail is a new trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, in Benton County, Arkansas. It does not yet have any signage, but it is a nice little nature walk.

Hobbs: Sinking Stream Trail - .5 mi photo
Sinking Stream Trail at Hobbs

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