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: Historic Van Winkle Trail - .5 mi photo
Approximate Elevations Based on GPS Data

Historic Van Winkle Trail Map

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

The trail is a short easy gravel walking path, and it has a number of interpretive signs describing the historic sites.

It is about .6 miles to the end of the trail and back.

As usual, I have posted some of my photos and a gpx map made from my gps data.

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Hobbs: Historic Van Winkle Trail

LocationHobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Benton County, Arkansas
Length/type0.6 mile semi-loop (to walk to the end and back)
DirectionsThere is parking at the Van Winkle trailhead area.
DifficultyEasy (1 of 5)
ATT Cell Coverage?Yes
Official Info - Phone/Links(479) 789-5000
Official website. Trail map.
Weather/Conditions80's
Date Hiked09-06-2010 (midday)

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