Tag - Counties: Benton + Washington (Ark)

Hiking trails in Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas including Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

For a list of all trails in this group, visit this link.

Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail + Twin Falls – 1 mi

Devil's Den Self-Guided Trail + Twin Falls - 1 mi photo
Twin Falls on the Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail

The Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail (Devil’s Den State Park, southern Washington County, Ark.) is one of the coolest state park trails in Arkansas. The rock formations and the seasonal waterfall on this short trail are wonderful.

It’s not a difficult trail. It’s about 1.2 miles long, and there’s not much of an elevation change (about 100 feet).

(At present, the namesake Devil’s Den Cave is closed to the public due to white-nose syndrome.)

Devil's Den Self-Guided Trail + Twin Falls - 1 mi photo
Crevices on the Devil’s Den Self-Guided Trail. The trail is just over to the right.

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Devil’s Den: Yellow Rock Trail – 3 mi

Devil's Den: Yellow Rock Trail - 3 mi photo
Yellow Rock bluff overlook (panoramic)

Yellow Rock Trail at Devil’s Den State Park (southern Washington County, Arkansas) is one of my favorite trails. This 3.1-mile semi-loop hike has beautiful views and wonderfully interesting and scenic rocks formations.

The trail is a semi-loop with two major spurs. The opening half-mile spur connects then to a largely triangular-shaped loop.

At the west end of the loop, there is a .3-mile spur over to the CCC Overlook. Including travelling both spurs, the hike length is 3.1 miles.

It’s a moderately challenging hike with some significant climbing and an elevation change of about 400 feet.

For my money, the highlights of the hike are: (1) the Yellow Rock bluff; (2) the CCC Overlook; and (3) the cool rock formations in the initial spur.

Devil's Den: Yellow Rock Trail - 3 mi photo
Overhanging rock along the uphill part of the Yellow Rock Trail, Devil’s Den State Park

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Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail – 1 mi

Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail - 1 mi photo
Bluffs on southwest part of Shaddox Hollow Trail

The Shaddox Hollow Trail at (Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, eastern Benton County) is a scenic 1.3-mile loop trail.

It features several cool bluffs and a pretty view of Beaver Lake.

Hobbs: Shaddox Hollow Trail - 1 mi photo
Shaddox Hollow Trailhead

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Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi

Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi photo
Ozark Plateau Trail, Hobbs State Park

The Ozark Plateau Trail (Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in eastern Benton County) is a scenic wooded walk which should not be a real challenge for most people.

The outer loop, the focus of this summary, is just .6 miles.

Hobbs: Ozark Plateau Trail – .5 mi photo
One of the information signs is on the right.

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