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.

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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Hobbs: Pigeon Roost Trail Pics 2014

Hobbs: Pigeon Roost Trail Pics 2014 photo
Pigeon Roost Trail, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

Toward the end of August last year, I did a hike on the Pigeon Roost Trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, the largest state park in Arkansas.

Pigeon Roost is one of the most popular trails in the park. (Check out the trail summary with maps and elevation profile.)

The trail consists of a west loop (Huckleberry), an east loop (Dry Creek), and then a .7-mile starting spur on the east end. The two loops have a .6-mile overlap in the middle.

Hobbs: Pigeon Roost Trail Pics 2014 photo
Beaver Lake near the Beaver Lake Overlook on the Pigeon Roost Trail

It’s a 9.4-mile hike if you do the entire figure-8. On this hike, I just did the outer loop (i.e., without the middle overlap) taking it counterclockwise for an 8.2-mile hike. Continue reading Hobbs: Pigeon Roost Trail Pics 2014

Devil’s Den: Twin Falls Winter Video

Devil’s Den: Twin Falls Winter Video photo
Screen shot of Twin Falls video

In early January I had a cool (and cold) visit to Twin Falls on the Devil’s Den Trail (the cave trail) at Devil’s Den State Park (Washington County). It was great to see both branches flowing well, and I got a kick out of the icicles as well.

Alternate video link.

According to Tim Ernst’s Arkansas Waterfalls, Twin Falls has heights of 47 and 56 feet.

These are some cell videos from several vantage points that I took of the falls that morning (January 4). (See this post for photos I took that morning.)

The video above was taken about 10 feet to the left of the main waterfall.

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